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AMD Wins Back Three Graphics Patents from LG

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Yeah, Intel has a unified shader architecture but I'm not sure who they are paying licenses to for it. You can't make a GPU these days without paying AMD, NVIDIA, or both.
 
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Yeah, Intel has a unified shader architecture but I'm not sure who they are paying licenses to for it. You can't make a GPU these days without paying AMD, NVIDIA, or both.
The trio of AMD, Intel and Nvidia pretty much own GPUs. Without licensing agreements with one or more of these making a GPU is difficult if not impossible. That is the main reason nobody is trying and nobody really can try. AMD, Intel and Nvidia have cross-licensing agreements that cover the use of most of the basic patents and in a way this is a Mutually Assured Destruction situation - the moment one of them tries to sue another one for some old patent it is likely to get sued back and it can spiral to oblivion if they do not settle first. In fact, most of the lawsuits between them have resulted in a settlement and cross-licensing agreement.
 

FordGT90Concept

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