Derek Perez was kind enough to share some of his time for an
interview with me, Kevin Perko, of Speedy 3D’s time. We will
be discussing main issues such as the future of 3D graphics
and acceleration and Nvidia’s Corporate Strategy.
Perko: What do you think is the future of 3D Acceleration in
Perez: I believe that you will see graphics processors get "bigger,
better, and faster" as time goes on. Better realism, hair will
start to look and move like human hair, arm and leg joints will
move, feet will actually move off of the floor when walking
instead of sliding across the floor.
Graphics cards used to be turned out quite slowly, these days
we can see two new cards from the same company in the space
of one year. Do you think it is a good thing that all of us
PC Users have to continually upgrade just so we can play the
best looking and playing(fun) games?
I do believe that it is good that end-users have the option
to upgrade their PC twice a year. Technological advancements
are good in our industry. Remember, we are on the same release
schedule as the CPU industry is, therefore twice a year we will
have a new product to release. In the fall, a new architecture
and in the spring an upgrade to that fall part.
3dfx is always trying to go that one bit better than Nvidia
and it's next chip looks set to just break ahead of yours, do
you think your next chipset can beat 3dfx's when it comes to
I'm not sure what 3dfx has up their sleeve for the fall, but
I do know that we have captured the title of technological leader
and we plan to retain that title.
How big of Nvidia's profit are design wins from companies like
Gateway and Dell?
Our OEM's represent a large part of our business, its no secret
that we focus on winning the OEM business as well as the retail
How many OEM design wins have you had?
We have design wins with all of 10 of the top PC OEMs including:
Dell, Gateway, Micron, Compaq, HP and others.