Photo shows New Intel MCM based CPU with AMD-GPU

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  1. waltc3

    waltc3 Maha Guru

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    I'm sure everyone has seen the pcb pic that Intel put up showing what this replaces--it was ~3x bigger...;)
     
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    If they could have easily done it, they would have done it in some form, instead of releasing Vega so terribly late. No doubt the memory controlled in the GPU has a thing or two to say about it. Of course nothing prevents them from partially remaking Polaris to support HBM2, but would they do it when they already have a design using HBM2?
     
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    I guess something like this would be well received by Apple.
     

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    This is Vega 11 the mainstream Vega that is rumored with 2048 shadder cores and single stack of HBM2 they are not sharing anything they are selling gpus to Intel that are still made in globalfoundaries fabs and the memory is from Samsung or hynix...
     
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    It's really only saved if they don't have to use the same amount of fans/heatsinks, of which it being in the same package means that:

    The heat all builds up in one area, but, the heat still builds up the same amount of heat, requiring the same cooling requirements

    And

    Both the CPU and GPU will heat eachother, not entirely certain that part is so great.
     
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    This is a very big deal. It's a redesign of how integrated graphics are placed on motherboards. Not only saving space, but I'm guessing power, heat, airflow. If they can get the price down I can see this being the default for mainstream computers. Especially with the processing that the video chip can do with things other than games. Which is finally catching on with crypto currency.

    I can see some businesses buying in to keep their administration desktops doing something with the processing while a user is doing regular office tasks or at night when a user isn't around. The computer can keep working some sort of distributed computing.

    And laptops/tablets should be getting thinner.

    This is all if the process catches on, is profitable, there is corporate buy-in. And that they continue to shrink the footprint on the motherboard. This is probably an investment gamble for buying AMD stock that would pay off in 5 years. Just like how NVidia expanded it's business with logic chips for applications other than gaming. Their stock increased because of that market expansion. Self driving car processing and other things I don't fully understand that other businesses do.

    It's a long road, I'm thinking 5 years of more development and integration, along with AMD/Intel being able to market and sell it successfully when it's more mature.
     
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    Well, that's the issue... more hardware on a smaller space with thinner (and lighter) laptops... I'm almost more curious about any cooling solutions than the hardware itself I have to admit.
     

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