NVIDIA CEO Jen Hsun-Huang was quoted saying Intel’s integrated graphics offerings were “a joke,” and that even a tenfold increase in performance would put them behind NVIDIA’s current products. “We’re going to open a can of whoop ass,” he told analysts, whom quickly broke out into laughter.
NVIDIA CEO: “We’re Going to Open a Can of Whoop Ass”
Throughout the bulk of the conference call, Huang continued to lament Intel for poor graphics performance. He hints at another Intel slide deck that claims Intel GMA 3100 is Windows Vista Premium compatible — a claim which was debunked by Microsoft employees in a recent lawsuit.
Intel fired back minutes later, sending emails to analysts detailing NVIDIA’s poor track record when it comes to Vista crashes due to incomplete drivers. Almost on queue, Huang responded once again.
“NVIDIA has to support several new titles every week,” he said, alleging that Intel’s graphics just have to support the basic office packages. “You already have the right machine to run Excel. You bought it four years ago,” he said.
The statement clearly struck a nerve with Huang, who paused for a second before adding “How much faster can you render the blue screen of death?”
I mean you gotta love this guy. He just made my day.
[Hat tip: Engadget]