Intel Flat Out Denies Rumor That It Licensed AMD GPU Tech

Posted: May 19 2017, 5:51am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Intel Flat Out Denies Rumor that it Licensed AMD GPU Tech

Intel says that the rumor is untrue

A new rumor has been going around that claims Intel has dumepd NVIDIA and paid out money to AMD for licensing of AMD's Radeon GPU technology to use inside Intel CPUs. The original rumor claimed that the fees had been paid and the new Intel/AMD mashup was a done deal.

Intel rarely comments on rumors but this one brought the chip giant out of its slumber and it commented directly stating that the rumor about a licensing deal between it and AMD were "untrue." The rumor seemed at odds with what we know about the two firms from the start, after all AMD and Intel have been rivals in the CPU realm for as long as many PC fans can remember.

That said, strange tie ups have happened in the tech world before. One example is Apple buying chips from Samsung for its products despite the direct and heated competition and multiple legal proceedings between the two firms over the years.

With Intel stepping up and flat denying that it would be licensing AMD GPU tech for its processors, that would seemingly be a confirmation that it will continue to license IP tech from NVIDIA, but that hasn't been confirmed. The rumor was enough to push AMD stocks up in trading with prices per share growing 12% after the rumor supposedly confirming the deal circulated.

Hothardware takes a different look at the possibility of the rumor having some truth in it. AMD has lawsuits begin with several major tech firms including LG, MediaTek, Sigma Designs, and Vizio alleging that these companies are using AMD graphics IP without permission. Speculation is that perhaps Intel opted to sign some sort of agreement with AMD to stave off having its name added to the list in that IP infringement suit.

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