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Intel Announces AMD Graphics Deal

Back in May, we reported that Intel agreed a licencing deal for AMD’s graphics technology. Within days, though, Intel denied the existence of the association. However, the reports proved to be true, with Intel today announcing a new AMD graphics deal. The two CPU rivals are working on a range of new CPUs; the chips combine Intel’s 8th Gen Intel Core processor with AMD’s Radeon technology.

The collaboration is notable since AMD is seemingly abandoning desktop APUs (its CPU/GPU combo); its Raven Ridge processors are mobile-only, at least right now. Sadly, this new partnership continues that trend: Intel and AMD’s deal will create mobile chips only. However, the chips will not compete with Raven Ridge, which AMD is aiming at slimline laptops. Instead, Intel and AMD’s chips are made for high-performance laptop gaming. As such, the chips combine Intel Core H-series, HBM2, and discrete graphics from AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group.

Intel and AMD Graphics Deal

Intel says:

“The new product, which will be part of our 8th Gen Intel Core family, brings together our high-performing Intel Core H-series processor, second generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) and a custom-to-Intel third-party discrete graphics chip from AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group – all in a single processor package.

It’s a prime example of hardware and software innovations intersecting to create something amazing that fills a unique market gap. Helping to deliver on our vision for this new class of product, we worked with the team at AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group. In close collaboration, we designed a new semi-custom graphics chip, which means this is also a great example of how we can compete and work together, ultimately delivering innovation that is good for consumers.”

Ashley Allen

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