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Intel breaks up with AMD: Kaby Lake-G goes EOL

Intel Kaby Lake-G is now end of life (EOL) and will die a slow death through to July 31, 2020

By: Anthony Garreffa from Oct 8, 2019 @ 23:00 CDT

Intel has just announced that its Kaby Lake-G processor is now EOL (end-of-life) and that the AMD GPU-powered chip seeing Intel issue a Product Change Notification (PCN) that lays out the end-of-life plan for Kaby Lake-G.

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Kaby Lake-G saw Intel marry AMD Radeon Vega graphics onto its package, powered by HBM2 memory. It looked delicious, the silicon (probably) smelled delicious, but it just didn't have any impact on the market. OEMs didn't run with it and while the likes of Dell, HP, and even Intel with its own NUCs were powered by Kaby Lake-G, it is now EOL.

Intel eventually started its discrete graphics card hype train with the new Xe graphics architecture, and then scooped up most of the Radeon Technologies Group team including chief architect Raja Koduri and marketing boss Chris Hook.

An Intel spokesperson reached out to Tom's Hardware, where they said: "Intel is refocusing its product portfolio. Our 10th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Plus graphics are built on the new Gen11 graphics architecture that nearly doubled graphics performance. We have more in store from our graphics engine that will bring further enhancements to PCs in the future".

RIP, Kaby Lake-G.

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