In a very unlikely partnership, Intel is teaming up with AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) to produce a new computer chip for laptops. The chip will use a processor from Intel, while the graphics unit will be supplied by AMD. The chip is designed for thin and light laptops, though the companies claim it’s still going to be powerful enough for gamers to play their games. Incidentally, the chip puts puts Intel in competition with Nvidia.
The chip is designed for thin and light laptops, though the companies claim it’s still going to be powerful enough for gamers to play their games.
Further, while we don’t have a name yet, the chip will apparently be part of Intel Core eight generation variants. This is also the first time that the two companies have been in a partnership since the 1980s. Interestingly, AMD says its Ryzen processors aren’t in contention with the new chip. According to AMD, they will be aimed at more serious gamers. And even though Ryzen chips are meant for gamers, they aren’t for the same target market.
According to Intel, the new chip is the first consumer version to use the EMIB small intelligent bridge design. That allows quick information exchange at “extremely close proximity”. There’s also HBM2 technology, which is meant for two-in-ones, netbooks and mini desktops.