With its premium gaming chips set to remain in tight supply for the next few months, Nvidia predicted better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter sales on Wednesday on February 2021.
Stay-at-home orders has made demand very high for video games as individuals wait for vaccine of Covid-19 across the globe. However, the gaming chips of the Santa Clara, California-based firm have also gained fame for its crypto currency mining, a trend Nvidia is following by providing different mining chips for gamers' during a worldwide shortage of mining chips. Nvidia has always been known for its graphics cards and chips, its drive into artificial intelligence chips, which handles data centre works like image recognition and speech have supported it to become one of the most important market capitalization semiconductor manufacturer. After the call with the investors, Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress stated that the crisis of global chips has made it hard to hold the company's leading gaming chips launched in stock last week on February 2021. Kress stated that the analysts reported that in the fiscal fourth quarter, crypto currency mining contribution was between $100 million and $300 million. In its fiscal first half, the company has an expectation that the latest chips will be able to produce near about $50 million in revenue.
Nvidia will begin shipping its gaming chips and software to prevent miners from utilising gaming chips, which will help in stopping their capability to steal certain currencies. Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, said to Reuters that mining chips don’t need features like display outputs. Revenue in the first quarter ended January 31 grew from $3.11 billion to $5 billion. According to Institutional Brokers' Estimate System (IBES) numbers, analysts predicted $4.82 billion on average. According to data from FactSet, revenue in the company's gaming division was $2.5 billion above analyst expectations of $2.36 billion. According to Fact Set report, data centre revenue was $1.9 billion, above projections of $1.84 billion.