AMD to develop semi-custom graphics chip for Intel

Vendor’s GPU will snap into an eighth-generation Intel processor that utilises HBM2 memory

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AMD to develop semi-custom graphics chip for Intel AMD says its GPU will snap into an 8th generation Intel processor that utilises HBM2 memory.
By  Manda Banda Published  November 9, 2017

Chip designer AMD has revealed that it's creating a semi-custom GPU for a forthcoming Intel multi-chip package (MCP).

According to AMD, its GPU will snap into an eighth-generation Intel processor that utilises HBM2 memory, a first for a mobile PC, and Intel's EMIB interconnect.

Both Intel and AMD confirmed the development of the new H-Series processors, which also marks the first use of EMIB technology in a consumer product.

There have been rumours, beginning with a forum post earlier this year by HardOCP's Kyle Bennet, that claimed AMD is developing GPUs for Intel. This led to quite the industry buzz, and a short-term stock gain for AMD, but it was largely dismissed as an unfounded rumour.

However, more recently, AMD has mentioned a big semi-custom chip win in several of its latest financial earnings calls, but declined to name the new customer. It has now emerged to be Intel.

"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. "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. 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."

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