Intel and AMD revealed their partnership.
The two corporations will co-design the new Core chip with AMD Radeon graphics inside.
Both corporations will win from this collaboration. AMD's Semi-Custom segment will likely return to growth.
Should Nvidia be worried?
Intel and AMD are teaming upThe two rivals Intel (INTC) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) revealed they will work together in order to bring a new Core chip to the market with AMD Radeon discrete graphics inside. While the collaboration still sounds crazy, it is claimed by the two corporations that the new chip will start shipping as early as in Q1 2018.
The new product will be based on the technology called Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) and will be part of Intel's eighth Gen Intel Core family. EMIB allows creating efficient solutions in smaller sizes, placing CPU, GPU, and memory in close proximity "without being part of the same actual design."
The partnership will be beneficial for both corporations. What about Nvidia?It can be expected that the new collaboration is a win-win situation for the chipmakers.
Hence, teaming up with AMD will allow Intel to provide a new powerful product that will be able to compete with Nvidia's (NVDA) similar solutions. For instance, earlier this year Nvidia presented its Max-Q design for laptop GPUs, which aimed to power thin and light laptops and provide "the ultimate gaming experience." Notably, Intel's new chip also is promoted to be good for gaming.
It is important to mention here that Nvidia is still the No. 1 choice when it comes to PC gaming, according to Steam Survey.
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