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

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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Comment by Sidux
by Sidux on Mon 6th Nov 2017 18:51 UTC
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They've been doing this for years in mobile under the fashion of Intel making the mobile CPU and AMD providing the GPU.
That went quite well until AMD started selling their own mobile CPU / APU and all of the sudden no longer offered support for any platform that had this combination available.
So many problems came from this "small" thing for people upgrading from Windows 7 to 8 / 8.1 until AMD made it clear it will support at least in legacy fashion this configuration.
I'm not sure if this new direction is targeting the "PC" Market. It's more like they keep trying to make Apple linked to their offerings for their mac line that they needed to do this one way or the other..

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