Today, the world of graphical processing units GPUs is segregated between Intel integrated graphics on the low end and dedicated GPUs from Nvidia and AMD on the high end.
Intel graphics are intended for running the operating system, productivity apps, and the most casual games, while dedicated GPUs are intended for any kind of serious gaming.
So far, that segregation has worked out just fine.
You can buy a notebook with longer battery life and less heat by going with a machine with Intel integrated graphics, for example, or choose one with a dedicated GPU if you want to game on the go.
You can even buy a notebook that switches between them based on the task at hand.
But a new rumor is swirling that perhaps Intel could be licensing AMD s Radeon Graphics technology for use in its own GPUs, as Forbes reports.