AMD Radeon graphics power the PS4, Xbox One and are also found in the Intel Kaby Lake-G series of CPUs. Other than that AMD Radeon offers dedicated graphics solutions in the shape of the AMD Vega series of graphics cards as well as the AMD RX series of graphics cards for the mainstream consumer. There are also other products for servers, AI, machine learning and what not. AMD Radeon graphics are pretty much everywhere.
Since Intel Kaby Lake-G series has been announced we have only seen a couple of laptops use the chips and we have already seen the performance that the AMD Vega graphics have to offer as compared to Intel integrated HD graphics. The difference is significant and that could be one of the reasons why Intel partnered with AMD on this project.
We are now getting reports of an upcoming Google Chromebook that will be powered by Intel Kaby Lake-G series and that means AMD Radeon graphics. The Chromebook is codenamed Kidd and there are no further details except that this will be a laptop rather than a tablet. We are looking forward to checking out what kind of performance this upcoming Google Chromebook will have to offer as compared to the previous ones.
Chromebooks of the past have not had decent specifications and while you can play games on these devices the experience is pretty poor. The good news is that GPU acceleration is on the roadmap and is being looked into. We are not sure when we will have this feature but it is good to know that we will have it in the near future.
When this feature does come to ChromeOS then there will be a demand for more powerful devices and I guess that is where AMD Radeon graphics come into play. This is something that we will have to look into and for now, all that we can do is wait and see what developers introduce and what they bring to the table.
Let us know what you think about AMD Radeon graphics powering an upcoming Chromebook and whether or not this is something that you might be interested in.