AMD's gaming executive leaves, joins NVIDIA - he was the man behind AMD's home-run of having tech in all three next-gen consoles

Bob Feldstein, now ex-AMD, joins NVIDIA - the man responsible for getting AMD tech into all three ne.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Jul 23 2012 7:27 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:27 PM CST

All three next-gen consoles: Nintendo's Wii U, Microsoft's Xbox Next/720 (or whatever they end up calling it) and Sony's PlayStation 4 will all sport AMD GPUs, CPUs or APUs, or a mixture. This is thanks to Bob Feldstein, who up until just recently worked for AMD.

AMD's gaming executive leaves, joins NVIDIA - he was the man behind AMD's home-run of having tech in all three next-gen consoles | TweakTown.com

Feldstein has just changed his flag colors, from red, to green. He's joined the ranks of NVIDIA as their vice president of technology licensing at NVIDIA. His position at AMD was as their corporate vice president of business development, as well as leading the company's Botson Design Center, which focused on design engineering for various AMD chips.

Feldstein's work has been said to be instrumental in helping AMD grow into new markets, especially with their tech being in the three next-gen consoles. This means that Feldstein and his work has been a big reason as to how AMD won big contracts away from NVIDIA. NVIDIA spokesman Bob Sherbin said in a statement that Feldstein is "an experienced technology licensing person" and that NVIDIA hired him "to help us think through current and possible future technology licensing projects".

Sherbin declined to comment further, or specify Feldstein's possible role in gaming. AMD spokesman Andrew Fox said:

During his time with AMD, Bob built a model that positioned our graphics [intellectual property] and [chip] capabilities in new market segments.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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