Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Nov 2017 15:31 UTC

Well, this is the kind of news you don't hear every day: Intel and AMD are teaming up to develop a processor that combines an Intel CPU with an AMD GPU. From Intel's press release:

The new product, which will be part of our 8th Gen Intel Core family, brings together our high-performing Intel Core H-series processor, second generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) and a custom-to-Intel third-party discrete graphics chip from AMD's Radeon Technologies Group* - all in a single processor package.

It’s a prime example of hardware and software innovations intersecting to create something amazing that fills a unique market gap. Helping to deliver on our vision for this new class of product, we worked with the team at AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group. In close collaboration, we designed a new semi-custom graphics chip, which means this is also a great example of how we can compete and work together, ultimately delivering innovation that is good for consumers.

This is the first partnership between these two sworn rivals in several decades, and that alone makes it quite notable. I didn't really know whether to put this in the Intel or AMD category, but I chose Intel because it appears above AMD in our list (which isn't alphabetical because reasons).

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RE[5]: Not April Fool's?
by zima on Wed 8th Nov 2017 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not April Fool's?"
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Hm, I don't remember any notable (or any at all?) Nv chipsets for Intel, apart from the chipset of Xbox1 ...which Nvidia turned into a succesfull line of AMD chipsets (so I guess they would be more pissed at AMD when the latter bought ATI). IIRC Via had more presence on Intel platform & mostly they were cut off by Intel...

Yes, a lot of x86 vendors in the 80s were 2nd sources, but not so much in the 90s, I think - they had a few independent designs: I remember NexGen (which was bought by AMD and formed the basis for K6), Cyrix (bought by Via), IDT Winchip ...somehow, it seems as if it was easier to license x86 from Intel back then, and the license wasn't lost in the case of buyout of the company (as it would happen now if somebody bought AMD)

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