Nvidia CEO: 'No disruption' on Sandy Bridge chip

Nvidia isn't being affected by a slight delay in the delivery of Intel's Sandy Bridge processor, says CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

Nvidia's CEO said his company has seen no disruption in schedules to deliver Sandy Bridge-based products to customers. His comments came during Nvidia's earnings conference call yesterday.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
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In response to an analyst's question about the Sandy Bridge chipset delay , Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang said Nvidia has "not experienced a disruption so far. [Intel] paused, but I think Intel is doing quite a good job of helping everyone cover," he added.

Huang also addressed Intel's Sandy Bridge graphics silicon--which is built into the main Sandy Bridge processor--versus Nvidia's higher-octane chips.

"The PC industry still has basically two tiers: the basic PC and the premium PC," he said. The basic tier is made up of PCs using Intel's graphics function only, while the premium tier "attaches" an Nvidia chip to the system for better performance, he said.

Nvidia's PC business in 2011 will be heavily dependent on attaching graphics chips to the Sandy Bridge processor, as Huang freely admits. "Sandy Bridge is the best CPU that's been built for PC gamers in a long, long time," he said.

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Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.


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