The collaboration is being interpreted as a way for Intel and AMD to counteract the increasing success of Nvidia's GPUs.
"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. But to connect the different processor parts together, the chip relies on an Intel technology called Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge or EMIB.
Current laptops running Intel's Core H-series tend to be around 26mm or just over an inch thick, Intel said. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. 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. It's only fitting that we have an announcement before the year is out that these rival companies are working together for the first time in decades - it's been a weird year, after all. The new pairing hopes to target gamers looking for high-end performance on newer thinner and lighter laptops.
There have been rumors about something like this for months, but they were either unconfirmed or denied, but now, with actual press releases from both companies, we know AMD and Intel have formed a partnership to combine strengths in the mobile sector.
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 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. This small intelligent bridge allows information to be passed in extremely close proximity while also eliminating various manufacturing and design complexities. Or you could choose performance with the Intel H-series processors and a dGPU. 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. It will also be interesting to see how this affects Nvidia.