Earlier this week, Intel and AMD shook the foundations of the technology world, by announcing that the two longtime rivals would work together on an upcoming Kaby Lake-based project. As reported, the upcoming product would integrate a CPU, Radeon graphics, and High-bandwidth memory (HBM) into a single unified chip, which promises to cut back on the power required to run conventional RAM, among other things.
The tremors continued yesterday when we reported that AMD stalwart Raja Koduri - who has served terms at both 'big red' and Apple - would leave the company to take up a position as Senior Vice President of Core and Visual Computing at Intel. He will be heading another project which aims to launch a discrete graphics card, a move that was seen as quite aggressive towards Nvidia.
Intel and Nvidia have had a rocky relationship as of late, with the latter taking aim at the enterprise server market, and supporting the IBM PowerPC architecture with NVLink.
Today, a number of leaks have revealed what the upcoming Intel and AMD product will look like. As seen above, integrated into what is reportedly a NUC motherboard, it shows the Kaby Lake G in all its glory. From the image, the three modules are clearly visible, with the Intel CPU separated from the graphics and HB-memory units. It also suggests that the chip will not be sold separately, being soldered to the motherboard of the particular device instead.
Even though details have been sparse, some have suggested that the Kaby Lake G will be optimized for small form-factor PCs and low powered laptops. Beyond that, benchmarks have pegged it being as powerful as the Radeon R9 285, although this has yet to be confirmed by either Intel or AMD.
The Kaby Lake G is widely expected to launch in 2018, alongside new devices from OEM partners.
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