Intel is now under a licensing agreement with Nvidia signed in 2011 with a cost of 1.5 billion dollars after spending years fighting each other in courts. This Licensing agreement will expire on March 17,2017. Barron’s website claimed that Bloomberg report that Intel may turn to AMD for to AMD for Radeon graphics tech licensing.
- Both companies were part of a collaboration with Razer on the Razer Core GPU dock,
- Intel used an AMD graphics card to demonstrate how the dock works with its upcoming Skull Canyon NUC mini-PC.
- Intel indicated that it will support AMD’s FreeSync standard for variable refresh monitors, rather than licensing Nvidia’s rival G-Sync technology.
Just to speculate, this could pave the way for AMD to more directly integrate its graphics innovations into other companies’ chips—including Intel’s.