AMD recently released security updates for their processor with fixes for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on Windows. Both Intel and AMD stock dropped shortly after they announced that their chips are vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre. Despite the all these Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, AMD is ready for another excellent year.
CEO Lisa Su told Yahoo Finance at CES 2018 that their processors are cheaper than Intel’s. Lisa Su says that their processors are as good as Intel processors. “Our goal is to make sure that we provide step-function improvements for our customers,” AMD CEO Lisa Su said last week, at CES 2018. “If you look at our Ryzen product line, for example, at every price point we offer more threads, more multithreaded performance,” she added.
AMD CEO gives example of Ryzen products, adding that the performance of Ryzen product is as good as Intel Core i5-8400 processor with Nvidia GT 1030 graphics card but for $120 less. AMD also praises virtual reality and augmented reality performance with their products, though she adds that the virtual reality experience could still be improved.
“What has held [VR] back a little bit or kept it from what’s called more ‘mainstream’ is just how do we get the experience good enough — the good enough experience inferring that you’re getting the full immersive experience without any side effects,” she explained.
AMD is currently working with Microsoft to fix the BSOD issues on some PCs. Microsoft recently pushed patches via Windows Update for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in some PCs powered by chipsets manufactured by Intel and AMD.