Intel takes Radeon graphics in its multi-chip module
Intel Multi-Chip Module Intel
and AMD have announced that the new Intel multi-chip module will include a “semi-standard” GPU from AMD . The product is planned to be marketed in the first quarter. 2018 year. The module includes the following:
- 8th Generation Intel Core Processor
- Semi-standard Radeon graphics chip
- Vertical stack of high-performance memory interface High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) second generation
According to Intel, the integration of all components into a single module reduces the size of the motherboard (in the demo video shows the figure 1900 mm², and in the press release - 50%), reduce the distance between the graphics, the central processor and memory, as well as “share energy for optimal performance. ”
“Our partnership with Intel is expanding the installed base for AMD Radeon GPUs and introducing a differentiated solution for high-performance graphics on the market,” said Scott Herkelman, vice president and general manager, AMD Radeon Technologies Group. “Together, we offer players and studios a thinner and lighter computer with powerful graphics for AAA games and content creation applications.”
Apparently, this is a mutually beneficial cooperation. Intel is releasing a solution for gamers who already have Intel processors, but taking AMD’s margin (that is, selling its products and lowering AMD to the level of a simple component supplier). In turn, AMD is expanding its market by taking away its share of the gaming market from Nvidia.
The new multi-chip module uses the new shared power system and Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology to build the multi-chip module.