This seems complicated for AMD and one thing they have little choice. And as far as I know (not really far in fact) the deal is only for x86, and does not include any other uarch, which is why (maybe) Intel licenses nVidia uarch instead of using its own design to begin with. (Perhaps, of course, be a business reason, we have no way of knowing) But if the agreement is for a patent, then Intel could have a GPU designer from the start. I will link the whole agreement below, note that there are parts that have been deducted on the basis of confidential information. This means that no one will be able to give a 100% real answer when it comes to this. AMD and Intel have entered into a cross-licensing agreement that ensures that companies will not engage in litigation over possible patent infringements. The agreement covers the entire patent portfolio for both companies, which includes multi-purpose processors, graphics adapters and other intellectual property rights. For example, AMD can design and sell microprocessors compatible with the x86 intel control architecture with a variety of extensions, while Intel can develop and ship centralized processing units using IP and extensions originally created by AMD. The cross-licensing agreement has a number of conditions and restrictions. For example, chip developers are not allowed to build processors that are compatible with competitors` infrastructure (for example, plugs. B, motherboards, etc.). In addition, if AMD and Intel change their owner, the contract has been terminated. Intel announced this week that it will terminate AMD`s license to manufacture x86 processors because of AMD Spinoff Globalfoundries` business.
“[The agreement] is the culmination of many years of litigation and regulatory interference, and we are optimistic that it is ushering in a new era for our industry,” Meyer said. “We would like to thank regulators around the world for their diligence and consistency. Your work has allowed us to reach this milestone.” AMD has relocated its production sector and would use the new company to manufacture its own products and possibly products from other companies. Due to the decline in financial performance, AMD felt that this was necessary. However, Intel has stated that outsourcing is not a subsidiary of AMD, it does not confirm the license agreement signed by Intel with AMD in 2001 – the license is not automatically transferred to a spinoff company. For the most part, globalfoundries ATIC allows the manufacture of x86 processors and chips. If Intel were to be terminated with the x86 license, this would cause AMD serious problems.