Intel And AMD Join Forces To Develop A New Laptop Chip

Intel And AMD Join Forces To Develop A New Laptop Chip

Intel And AMD Join Forces To Develop A New Laptop Chip

The processor package incorporates an 8 Generation Core H-Series processor, AMD's Radeon Vega GPU and HMB2 memory.

"Together we are offering gamers and content creators the opportunity to have a thinner-and-lighter PC capable of delivering discrete performance-tier graphics experiences in AAA games and content creation applications", AMD president Scott Herkelman adds. "This new semi-custom GPU puts the performance and capabilities of Radeon graphics into the hands of an expanded set of enthusiasts who want the best visual experience possible". By comparison, most notebooks PCs that now feature Core H-Series processors average about 26mm in height. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Intel Corp. (INTC) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) are teaming up to develop a new computer semiconductor aimed at taking on Nvidia Corp. The companies are working together to fight against competitor Nvidia.

The processing package, which should start shipping in early 2018, is being created under Intel's direction, with AMD treating its Radeon core as a custom design for the new chip.


AMD said the product won't compete with its own Ryzen chips - also designed for gamers wanting thin laptops - that are due out at the end of the year.

According to AMD this is not a licensing deal and there has been no transfer or license of IP to Intel.

The power sharing framework is a connection among the processor, graphics chip, and graphics memory, with software drivers and interfaces in the semi-custom discrete GPU that coordinates information among all three elements. The collaboration is a showcase for some new Intel tech that allows for smaller, more power-efficient chips. This allows information to pass more quickly in "extreme close proximity". "Not only does it help manage temperature, power delivery and performance state in real time, it also enables system designers to adjust the ratio of power sharing between the processor and graphics based on workloads and usages, like performance gaming", Intel explains. The latter has become more of a formidable competitor to Intel thanks in part to its success on the graphics side of the semiconductor market. It may not compete with the latest Ryzen line of mobile processor units from AMD, but it is certainly a strategy against the growing dominance of NVIDIA in the gaming graphics hardware segment. This partnership gets more AMD GPUs out there, although it remains to be seen how well AMD's custom-made effort will stack up to the advancements NVIDIA has made in mobile gaming.

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