Channel Chief: Jason Kimrey, GM, U.S. Channel, Partner Programs
Microprocessor giant Intel took top scores in this key technology category with an overall score of 81.2, including top scores for product innovation (90.9), support (78.3) and partnership (84.1).
Intel’s product innovation grades included 104.4 for product quality and reliability, the third highest grade in any criteria in this year’s ARC.
Rival Nvidia scored 78.9 overall. But the chipmaker narrowly outscored Intel for managed and cloud services (69.9), as well as in several specific criteria including services opportunity (68.7), pre-sales support (78.5), marketing support (74.4), and communication (83.2).