Having joined ATI from General Electric in the summer of 1996, John's been part of the team that's launched products from the very first mobile ATI graphics part - Rage Mobility M1 - right the way through to RS480 and RS482, the most recently released ATI core logic parts targetted directly at our core readership, you the PC enthusiast. His day job includes working on ATI's latest ASIC designs for core logic - north and southbridge chips for most - and working alongside the board teams that turn his team's designs into working products you can use.
He's one of the guys at ATI responsible for defining their core logic roadmap of future projects, so if you use a high-end ATI-based board now or in the coming future, John'll have had significant input. In short, he's the man to talk to at ATI if you want to talk chipsets. So we did! I had the chance to chat with John one afternoon recently as he took time out a day spent playing with silicon, deep inside the depths of an ATI building in cool Canada.
We talked about things we shouldn't have talked about, but plenty of things I can relate back to you so you can get an insight into John, what his team does and where ATI are headed with core logic. They have a grand plan with the lofty goal of dethroning NVIDIA from the top of the enthusiast mainboard space. John wants you to be buying ATI-based boards for your high-end and overclocking systems, instead of nForce4, and he outlined why he think that'll happen.
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