Intel’s GPU licensing agreement with NVIDIA ended on March 17th. Many rumors floated around at that point in time, some claimed that a new license was being negotiated, others suggested that Intel and AMD were in discussions about a possible agreement. If a new report is believed, Intel and AMD have inked an agreement and that Intel is now licensing graphics technology from AMD.
Fudzilla reports that Intel has decided not go with NVIDIA this time around and that it has now started paying licensing fees to AMD for its graphics technology.
No further details have been provided about this agreement between the two companies. An official announcement has not been made by either Intel or AMD.
Intel didn’t say before how much its licensing deal with NVIDIA cost but the deal was believed to cost as much as $200 million. It’s unclear at this point in time if it’s paying AMD more or less than what it was believed to be paying NVIDIA for its graphics technology.
A spokesperson for AMD denied to confirm the deal but did mention that the company’s management may talk about the matter during AMD’s analyst day event later today. So if this has really happened, we can expect the official word to come through today.