It looks like AMD is out of the picture (all of them in fact) at DreamWorks Animation SKG.
In a telling recent move, DreamWorks has chosen chipmaker Intel Corp over AMD to supply their main graphical processing chips, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“Our objective is to significantly heighten the movie going experience using DreamWorks Animation’s ground-breaking 3-D filmmaking tools,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive of DreamWorks Animation.
“Technology plays a significant role in enabling our artists to tell great stories. By utilizing Intel’s computing products, we will create a new and innovative way for moviegoers to experience our films in 3-D.”
Over the next 18 months DreamWorks will strip out its dual core AMD Opterons and replace them with eight core Intel Nehalem chips and the forthcoming Larrabee server processors that will contain from 10 to 100 cores.