- Dec 6, 2016
if intel want to develop better gpu using other company tech they don't need to license it from AMD. as it is intel already have cross licensing agreement with nvidia. why they want to license AMD tech when they can easily do it with their current licensing with nvidia? and yet intel still not 'adopting' nvidia tech in their gpu but instead keep developing their gpu on their own. that's why some people see this is no different that what intel and nvidia doing right now. intel probably decided to go with AMD once the current agreement with nvidia expire next year because AMD probably charging less compared to what intel been paying to nvidia right now.
You also realize that right now, with NVIDIA pushing into HPC and the server market, they're ultimately a bigger threat to Intel's bottom line than AMD, right? I'm assuming Intel doesn't want to keep funding the people working their hardest to put them out of business. AMD and Intel both compete on x86 chips and as long as software designers keep making software for x86 there is enough business for both of them. If ARM or GPU technologies take off, THAT hurts Intel's bottom line far more than AMD taking a 5% chunk of the x86 server market. AMD plays in the professional space, but their bread and butter is lower cost consumer grade hardware. NVIDIA is going directly after a market that Intel has essentially owned 100% for decades, and right now has way more R&D budget ot throw at it than AMD. I sure know who I'd think is the bigger threat to my company in that scenario.