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    Phoronix: The Rumor Is Back That Future Intel CPUs To Use Radeon Graphics

    The rumor is back that Intel and AMD have reached a deal for future Intel CPUs to be paired with integrated AMD Radeon graphics...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...GFX-Rumor-Back

  • #2
    7th December != April 1st

    More seriously, could be an awesome combo. But why would Intel do that now that their iGPU are performing well? To save space on chips or power?
    And more important: how will haters and fanboys hate this? Satan merging with God could be a shock for them...

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    • #3
      Saves em a lot of driver trouble i guess. But i do not think this is a good thing. I dont want AMD on my cpu.

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      • #4
        Seems like a crazy idea if true.
        AMD is about to launch Zen into the world, and not that long after a Zen based APU.
        The only real thing AMD has over Intel if rumors are true, will be their iGPU not sucking compared to the Intel iGPU.

        Licensing their GPU tech to Intel to incorporate on their CPUs, would evaporate any and all pro's for picking up a Zen based APU.

        But i guess we'll see :\

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cj.wijtmans View Post
          Saves em a lot of driver trouble i guess. But i do not think this is a good thing. I dont want AMD on my cpu.
          Unless you're running a 15yr/old 32bit Pentium processor, you're already using AMD64.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Passso View Post
            7th December != April 1st

            More seriously, could be an awesome combo. But why would Intel do that now that their iGPU are performing well? To save space on chips or power?
            And more important: how will haters and fanboys hate this? Satan merging with God could be a shock for them...
            I've read that Intel may not end up using Radeon GPUs on its processors, but needs a new licensing deal because the current deal with nVidia will expire in 2017. The licenses are necessary because it wouldn't be doable to avoid using patented technology of AMD and nVidia.

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            • #7
              Intel has been licensing Nvidia patents for years but obviously an Intel IGP is not the same thing as an Nvidia GPU.
              I think that Intel will license from AMD as insurance from getting sued, but that doesn't mean that all Intel graphics will suddenly be using the same GCN architecture as AMD's parts.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by c117152 View Post

                Unless you're running a 15yr/old 32bit Pentium processor, you're already using AMD64.
                Just because AMD slapped 64bit onto the x86 arch does not make it amd64.

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                • #9
                  That would be awesome *_*
                  ## VGA ##
                  AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
                  Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cj.wijtmans View Post

                    Just because AMD slapped 64bit onto the x86 arch does not make it amd64.
                    yes. it does.

                    Intel's 64bit attempt was initially called EMT, but they eventually implemented the AMD64 extension instruction set.

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