Intel and AMD working on Power Sharing Across CPU and GPU for Optimal Performance

Intel and AMD working on Power Sharing Across CPU and GPU for Optimal Performance

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Intel announced today that it is working on its 8th Gen Intel Core family processor that has capability of High performing Intel Core H-series processor, second generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) and a graphics chip from AMD. All the three different units will be packaged into a single processor to make it more powerful.

This is the perfect example of technology innovation by Intel to make the CPU unit smaller, powerful and to enable it for less power consumption. These units will be combined with Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology with a new power-sharing framework.

EMIB is the small intelligent bridge that allows heterogeneous chips to pass information in extremely close proximity and this is the first time Intel is using this for consumer product. Also, power sharing framework is made by Intel to balance the power between high performing processors and graphics subsystem. It helps to manage temperature, power delivery and performance state in real time and allows system designers to adjust the ratio of power sharing between the processor and graphics based on workloads and usages. For Example: When a user is playing high graphics game on computer, CPU load is at high, power consumptions also increased. Power sharing framework will help managing all these things at real time.

Intel introduces a new product in the 8th Gen Intel Core processor
Intel introduces a new product in the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family that combines a high-performance CPU with discrete graphics and HBM2 for a thin, sleek design. A comparison shows the space these components take on a traditional board (left) and on the new 8th Gen Intel Core processor that combines the components all on one package. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

“Our collaboration with Intel expands the installed base for AMD Radeon GPUs and brings to market a differentiated solution for high-performance graphics,” said Scott Herkelman, vice president and general manager, AMD Radeon Technologies Group. “Together we are offering gamers and content creators the opportunity to have a thinner-and-lighter PC capable of delivering discrete performance-tier graphics experiences in AAA games and content creation applications. This new semi-custom GPU puts the performance and capabilities of Radeon graphics into the hands of an expanded set of enthusiasts who want the best visual experience possible.”

Basically, Intel Core H-Series is a mobile PC processor and currently, most mobile PCs are using this with discrete graphics, that brings PC heights at average of 26 mm. With the new Intel Core 8th Gen processor it might come to 11-16 mm in height.

Chris Walker (vice president of the Client Computing Group and general manager of the Mobile Client Platform at Intel Corporation) Wrote in an editorial.

This new addition to the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family builds on our strong portfolio of mobile and graphics solutions. Our 8th Gen and 7th Gen Intel Core processors brought capabilities like brilliant 4K content creation and consumption in amazing new designs. And as the leading supplier of PC Graphics, media and display technologies, we deliver the visual experience to the majority of computers with our Intel HD and UHD graphics. Now, we’re opening the door for thinner, lighter devices across notebooks, 2 in 1s and mini desktops, while delivering incredible performance and graphics for enthusiasts.

The partnership was also important to counter Nvidia, a GPU manufacturer, as this 8th Gen chip will remove the requirement of a separate Graphics chip.