Intel and AMD Working on Second Chip Collaboration?

/ 4 years ago

Intel and AMD Working on Second Chip Collaboration?

Intel surprised many by hooking up with AMD to produce Kaby Lake G CPU/GPU combo chips, but it seems the partnership may bear yet more fruit. Kaby Lake G isn’t even out yet but, according to Fudzilla, the pair is working on a new, secret successor to the processor. What comprises the new chip, though, is open to speculation: will it contain an Intel Ice Lake CPU and AMD Navi 7nm GPU? Fudzilla’s source, at least, thinks the Intel CPU will be 10nm.

Intel and AMD – Second Chip Collaboration

We’ve only Fudzilla’s anonymous source to cite on this, so take the report with a pinch of salt. Fudzilla reports:

“Kaby Lake G might not be the only flirtation between Intel and AMD (RTG), there are some future parts in the pipeline, too.

R22 Kaby Lake G is not a one time phenomenon and there is a roadmap. Currently Intel is working with AMD on future parts, but it will be quite some time until the refreshed part. It might be more than just a few quarters until you see the successor to Kaby Lake G, but our sources are confident that this will have a 10nm Intel CPU inside, but it is unclear if the graphics will support Vega or the Navi architecture.”

Intel Inside

In terms of hardware details, Fudzilla’s source is reluctant to commit. The report adds:

“Time to market might imply that Intel might be going after a Navi 7nm graphics part, but this is not something our publicity shy well-placed sources are ready to confirm or deny. It could be the Ice Lake G architecture based part, as Kaby Lake G is the only 14nm component that will arrive for performance notebooks in 2018.”

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