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Intel and AMD Combine Forces for New Processor

Intel and AMD Combine Forces for New Processor

The two rival chipmakers are teaming up on a new microprocessor that combines Intel's Core architecture with a custom graphics core from AMD.

Today Intel has announced a new 8 generation Core processor which includes custom GPU cores supplied by AMD and on board HBM2 memory.

"Our collaboration with Intel expands the installed base for AMD Radeon GPUs and brings to market a differentiated solution for high-performance graphics", said Scott Herkelman, vice president and general manager, AMD Radeon Technologies Group, in a statement.

It's been a busy year, with AMD making a rare return to form at the start of Q1, to Intel rushing out a launch of their own at the end of the year in response - the status quo has certainly taken a hit. The companies will largely market the chip to gamers, and the product won't compete with AMD's forthcoming Ryzen Mobile chips.

The goal, Intel explains, is to deliver the power that discrete graphics offer, but in a thinner package.

Chris Walker, who is vice president of the Client Computing Group and general manager of the Mobile Client Platform at Intel Corporation, has taken the time to write a blog (news) as, apparently, if you want to lead a PC chip division, you need to be a good journalist too.

Key to the new design is the use of Intel's Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB). This allows for real-time monitoring of temperature, power, and performance - yet again, not unlike AMD's Infinity Fabric. However, it seems Intel are targeting a higher performance bracket than AMD are with Raven Ridge, looking instead to replace their reliance on Nvidia discrete GPUs for performance mobile graphics. Nvidia holds almost 80% of the market for stand-alone graphics chips by revenue, in direct competition with AMD, and competes with Intel on artificial intelligence chips for large corporations, the Wall Street Journal noted. At Intel's Manufacturing Day earlier this year, they even produced a slide (above) showcasing what might be possible: a processor package with the x86 cores made on one technology, the graphics made in another, perhaps different IO and memory or wireless technologies too.

Intel will work with AMD on drivers for the Radeon GPU, with AMD writing the initial code and Intel packaging them for users to download. This bridge allows the chips to not be only smaller but also more powerful.

Both AMD and Intel told PCWorld that the product of AMD-Intel will be an "evolution" of Intel's 8th-generation, H-series Core chips with the capability to preserve battery life.


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