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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 | Oct 8, 2019 11:00 pm 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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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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