Intel, AMD Partner on Chip for Slim, Powerful Gaming Laptops

Intel introduces a new product in the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family that combines high-perform

AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced that it designed a semi-custom graphics processor unit (GPU) that will be integrated into a new Intel multi-chip processor package.

"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.

Intel said the product's silicon footprint will allow laptop makers to design thinner and lighter laptops without sacrifing performance, as the new part will take up less than half the space of standard discrete graphics components. The new 8th-generation Core H series of processors come with discrete-level graphics cards built in, as well as its own RAM. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The two companies have been competing tooth and nail for decades, and to see a partnership like this appear now - especially in a year when AMD has restored itself as a competitive brand with their Ryzen desktop CPUs - is nothing short of staggering. The spokesman said the Intel chip is targeting gamers while the chip AMD is launching by the end of the year isn't specialized to support that market specifically.

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Said to be part of the 8th Gen Intel Core mobile line-up, the specific details behind these CPU and GPU were not revealed as the announcement is meant to provide initial information to the masses regarding the upcoming chip. It's described as a small intelligent bridge "that allows heterogeneous silicon to quickly pass information in extremely close proximity". Tieing it all together is Intel's custom software driver package which not only helps to coordinate communications for the three pieces of the hardware puzzle on-package, but also regulates temperatures and power delivery in real time.

Intel and AMD will collaborate to develop a chip powering the thin and lightweight laptops, which are fit for playing complex video-games. AMD is very specific in pointing out that this new chip will be aimed at more serious gamers, whereas the Ryzen chips can run general games, but aren't designed for the specific objective of serious gaming. Intel says that it has been working with engineers from the Radeon Technologies Group on this breakthrough computing chip for quite some time, which explains the rumors that we've heard about its existence over the past year.

Chip rivals Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel (INTC) are teaming up to take on shared competitor Nvidia (NVDA).

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