NVIDIA Denies Claims It Colluded With Intel to Block High-End GeForce GPUs on AMD Ryzen 4000 Laptops

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Earlier this week, Polish hardware site Pure PC published a controversial report alleging that Intel and NVIDIA had worked together to block AMD Ryzen 4000 Series laptops from integrating GeForce graphics solutions that were equal to or more powerful than the GeForce RTX 2070.

“According to the information we have found, Intel and NVIDIA had an agreement signed last year, under which it was not possible to prepare laptop configurations with AMD Ryzen 4000 processors and graphics cards at the GeForce RTX 2070 level and above,” the site reported.

NVIDIA and Intel have now denied these claims in separate statements, noting that the report is false and that OEMs are the ones in charge of deciding how to configure their systems. Green team clarified that it supports both CPU giants.

“The claim is not true,” NVIDIA wrote in a statement to Pure PC. “OEMs decide on their system configurations, selecting GPU and then CPU to pair with it. We support both Intel and AMD across our product stack.”

“The allegations are false, no such deal exists,” Intel wrote. “Intel is committed to conducting business with uncompromising integrity and professionalism.”

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