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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RE: Not April Fool's?
by przemo_li on Tue 7th Nov 2017 09:46 UTC in reply to "Not April Fool's?"
przemo_li
Member since:
2010-06-01

It could be argued that some external force could be at play here.

Like Apple threatening to quit Intel CPUs unless reasonably powerful iGPU is bundled with them ;)

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RE[2]: Not April Fool's?
by The123king on Tue 7th Nov 2017 15:54 in reply to "RE: Not April Fool's?"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

Who are they going to get processors from in the future then? AMD?

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RE[3]: Not April Fool's?
by tylerdurden on Wed 8th Nov 2017 04:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Not April Fool's?"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I'd figure some of the new ryzen APUs should be pretty attractive to apple.

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RE[3]: Not April Fool's?
by przemo_li on Wed 8th Nov 2017 16:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Not April Fool's?"
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

AMD, and or internal.

Even threat of introducing their own chipsets in 5y future would be enough for Intel to think seriously about what Apple wants, now that Apple do have their own mobile offering.

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