At the Deutsche Bank technology conference last week, AMD CFO Devinder Kumar answered many questions from representatives of the largest German bank. Among other things, he commented on rumors that the company in GPU sales gives priority to mining solutions, rather than conventional video cards.
Deutsche Bank Securities Managing Director Ross Seymore asked whether AMD’s growth in the GPU market is customer solutions, data center products, or mining products?
“The value of crypto mining is not great. This is not a priority for us “– said Kumar. He named the release last year of the latest generation of gaming graphics accelerators, the Radeon RX 6000 series, as a driver of growth.
Some users are suspicious, because last month photos from Vietnam leaked onto the Web, which showed something very similar to GPU-based Navi 12 mining accelerators. At the same time, it has been extremely difficult to buy video cards in stores around the world for quite some time, and indeed they are much more expensive than the prices recommended by the manufacturers. So the direction of some of the gaming GPUs to the need of miners would clearly not have a good effect on AMD’s reputation.
While the Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards are not particularly common among gamers, none of the models in the series have made it to the charts formed by Steam in recent months. While competing NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards are not easy to acquire either, they have already advanced quite high in the platform ratings.