Did Intel and Nvidia conspire against AMD to throw a stick into the spokes of their arch rivals? According to a new report, there were collusion between the companies – but the leaked information should be treated with caution.


AMD laptops without high-end graphics cards: Do Intel and Nvidia have their fingers in the game?

Anyone who has taken a look at the market for gaming laptops in recent years should have made an interesting observation. Because while notebooks with a mobile Intel processor were often offered with a high-performance graphics card such as the RTX 2080, this option fell flat for gaming laptops with an AMD chip. A maximum of one GeForce RTX 2060 was put to the side of the processors of the red team. AMD denounced the behavior of laptop manufacturers in the past and assured customers that it was not them but the manufacturers who were the limiting factor.

The Polish magazine PurePC has been able to uncover new information on this matter according to its own information – and it has it all! They claim that an unnamed OEM gave them the real reason for the GPU exclusivity. According to the report, Intel and Nvidia have an internal agreementwhich made it impossible for manufacturers to offer high-performance Turing graphics cards with AMD chips, since otherwise they would have to face severe consequences.

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Not enough PCIe lanes? Reasons are only a "smoke candle"

In the past there was already suspicion that OEM manufacturers voluntarily refrained from integrating high-performance Nvidia graphics cards in devices with Ryzen processors, since the 4000 series can connect the GPU with a maximum of one PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. As a result, graphics cards like the RTX 2070 would ultimately lose performance, while Intel chips can fully utilize the performance of the GPU.

PurePC claims that this is just a "smoke candle" that is supposed to cover up the real reason. Their argumentation: The new Ryzen 5000 chips for laptops also offer a maximum of 8 PCIe lanes for the graphics card, but some manufacturers have announced that they want to offer AMD laptops with high-end graphics cards in the future.

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To what extent the information in the Polish magazine is true cannot be said at the current time. It can also be doubted that Intel and Nvidia publicly comment on the allegations in the article. If there is new information, GIGA will keep you up to date.