After much rumors which led to a direct denial, the truth has finally been set free. In an announcement earlier today, Intel and AMD have revealed they are indeed working together for a brand-new Core processor which will be equipped with Radeon graphics.
Said to be part of the 8th Gen Intel Core mobile line-up, the specific details behind these CPU and GPU were not revealed as the announcement is meant to provide initial information to the masses regarding the upcoming chip. Nevertheless, Intel did pointed out that the new processor is combination of Intel Core H-series CPU together with a semi-custom AMD Radeon GPU.
Furthermore, the semi-custom GPU is not only made specifically for Intel but it also features the second generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) which made the upcoming chip as the first mobile processor to it. Another first for the processor is the Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) which is used in the new chip to allow high speed connection between its HBM2 memory, and GPU.
Not to forget, all these are located on a single CPU package which is why Intel believes that the new chip will be able to provide excellent computing and graphics performances on thin and light notebooks as well as mini desktop PCs. Users can expect to hear more regarding the new processor alongside products powered by it within the first quarter of 2018.