Intel Dismisses Secret Agreement Limiting AMD Renoir Laptops Access to High-end NVIDIA GPUs

A few days back, there was a report from a Polish outlet, PurePC claiming that an internal (secret) agreement between NVIDIA and Intel had prevented OEMs from pairing AMD’s Renoir processors with higher-end GPUs. As a result of this, not a single Ryzen 4000 notebook was launched with an RTX 2070 or higher. On the other hand, there was no shortage of gaming notebooks based on Intel’s Comet Lake-H CPUs which featured the RTX 2080 and 2080 Super mobile GPUs.

According to a statement from Intel Russia, this agreement didn’t actually go into effect since the company “advocates fair and honest business practices”.

It’s hard to be sure at this point but there’s been little to no evidence of such a deal. Regardless, the fact that we didn’t even see a single Renoir notebook with a GeForce RTX 2080 or 2080 Super does indeed make you wonder.


Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.
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