"Currently, most enthusiast mobile PCs have Intel Core H-series processors plus higher-powered discrete graphics, resulting in systems that average 26mm in height. Compare this to thin and light laptops that are trending down to 16mm or less, with some even as thin as 11 mm. We wanted to find a way to improve this," Intel said.
The new chip package will be part of Intel's 8th generation Core processor family and will combine a Core H-series CPU with second generation high bandwidth memory (HBM2) and custom discrete graphics from AMD. Intel says the silicon footprint of this new part will be less than half that of standard discrete graphics components on a motherboard, making it possible for OEMs to design thinner and lighter laptops without sacrificing performance.
Intel and AMD are thinking big there, with an eye toward triple-A gaming and content creation.
"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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The idea came from Intel, which approached AMD about collaborating on a new chip, executives from both companies told PCWorld. At the outset, AMD is treating the Radeon core as a single-, semi-custom design similar to the custom graphics it supplies for game consoles like the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4.
Intel created a new connection for this project. At the heart of the design is an embedded multi-die interconnect bridge (EMIB), a small intelligent bridge that allows heterogeneous silicon to quickly pass information in close proximity. This is key in reducing the height requirements, and also cuts down on manufacturing and design complexities. Intel says this is the first product to take advantage of EMIB.
Intel will work with AMD on drivers for the Radeon GPU, with AMD writing the initial code and Intel packaging them for users to download. The goal is to deliver driver updates for new games on the day they are released, or shortly before, just as AMD and Nvidia currently do with their gaming graphics products.
This collaboration brings up several questions that will be answered in time. One of them is what impact this will have on Intel's own integrated graphics, along with AMD's mobile APUs. It will also be interesting to see how this affects Nvidia.Last edited by JRPGfan - on 07 November 2017
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