Intel, AMD co-develop new processor with Intel CPU and AMD GPU

Intel, AMD co-develop new processor with Intel CPU and AMD GPU

Intel, AMD co-develop new processor with Intel CPU and AMD GPU

"Intel planned to announce Monday a laptop-computer chip that combines an Intel processor and an AMD graphics unit", the report said according to a person familiar with the matter.

Intel wanted to bring super graphics performance into smaller form factors like a 2-in-1 hybrid device design noted in our cover graphic so it could deliver great mobile gaming and VR applications. Here we have some leaked benchmarks and the confirmation for the upcoming Intel Coffee Lake H CPUs that will feature AMD Radeon graphics. The Intel-AMD partnership on this chip could represent a joint move to push back on NVIDIA's aggressive launch schedule and powerful graphics components that have always been gamer favorites.

Intel is now relying on technology called Embedded Multi Die Interconnect Bridge which reduces the average silicon footprint to less than half on a motherboard.

Unlike Intel's own embedded graphics products the Radeon graphics processor isn't integrated into the Intel central processor die. AMD claims that the Ryzen is built for the light gamers, whereas the new chip that they will be developing in collaboration with Intel can run heavy duty games at ease.

Intel designed the technology to tie its chips together with 'chiplets, ' which are small, re-usable, third-party IP building blocks that can be processors, transceivers, memory, or other types of components. With EMIB, processor design can become a large game of Lego.

"[It] enables system designers to adjust the ratio of power sharing between the processor and graphics based on workloads and usages, like performance gaming", writes Chris Walker, Intel VP of the Client Computing Group and general manager of the Mobile Client Platform.

The dawn of the chiplet marks a tremendous shift in the semiconductor industry.

The Intel-AMD partnership comes after years of Intel PC chip dominance that has recently begun to erode due to AMD advances. DARPA initially brought the chiplet revolution to the forefront with its CHIPS (Common Heterogeneous Integration and Intellectual Property (IP) Reuse Strategies) initiative, which aims to circumvent the limitations of the waning Moore's Law.

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