There are several speculations. Note, theyre all speculations.
- As their position is stronger, Nvidia doesn’t want it for one reason or another. Maybe theyre afraid that Intel will be able to see (and copy) more about their product. Meanwhile AMD’s financial situation doesn’t really let them them to say “no” to this project.
- Nvidia is charging a lot of money for this. Their MXM cards have been sold at a massive premium (3x of desktop ones), so I wouldn’t expect this to be anything less.
- This entire product was requested by Apple, so they can make their next laptop roughly 3% thinner with bigger emoji bar. It is evident by Intel’s showcase video showing MacBook Pro’s mainboard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaHs_guCp2o Apple has been using AMD Radeon for the last few years or so.
What’s more unexplainable is why AMD doesn’t do everything here themselves. They got the Ryzen now, they couldve done all this themselves without Intel.
No, per AMD’s own press release, their performance is in the roundabout of GTX 950M, and as we all know, they are often too optimistic in their press releases