AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) Soars on Chip Collaboration with Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) to Overthrow Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA)

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) soared 7.28% today when the Sunnyvale, California chip maker revealed that it is collaborating with Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) to incorporate a semi-custom Radeon™ graphics chip to Intel's new multi-chip processor package. The new collaboration is poised to take market share from competitor Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA).

The new product, integrates an Intel® Core™ processor, semi-custom Radeon™ graphics chip, and second generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) into a single package. This new multi-chip design will reduce silicon footprint by more than 50% while enabling real time power sharing across CPU and GPU for optimal performance in a slim form factor.

“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.”

"Today, we’re sharing initial details on a new product that does exactly that, reducing the usual silicon footprint to less than half that of standard discrete components on a motherboard." "That’s more freedom for OEMs to be creative and deliver innovative thin and light designs with improved thermal dissipation." "It also delivers space to add new features, create new board layouts, explore new cooling solutions or increase battery life," wrote author Christopher Walker on Intel's Newsroom article.

Intel expects the new product to launch in the first quarter of 2018. For additional information on the product, see: