Intel unveils 8th Gen Core CPUs with AMD’s RX Vega M graphics

By : |January 8, 2018 0

When Intel announced a partnership with rival AMD to build laptop chips that combined Intel’s Core line of processors with AMD’s Radeon graphics, it was unprecedented in the history of computing world. Now, the first fruits of that partnership are finally here.

At the CES’18, Intel unveiled Kaby Lake G also known as Intel 8th Gen Core with Radeon RX Vega M graphic that offers the best in CPU and GPU performance in a very thin and light form factor.

Along with the processor and GPU, each unit also has 4GB of HMB2 VRAM onboard, which Intel says should help drastically save space internally for laptops while increasing battery life. The new chips are part of Intel’s H-series line of eighth-generation chips, designed to be the most powerful processors that the company offers for laptops. In other words, these are the Intel processors that you’ll see in top-of-the-line gaming laptops and professional machines going forward.

Intel is offering two variants of AMD’s graphics: RX Vega M GL, which is meant for laptops, and GH, which is targeted at small desktop-like devices, such as Intel’s new NUC. Naturally, the GL variant has a lower clock speed and less graphics hardware than its more powerful sibling. It runs between 931MHz and 1,011MHz and has 20 compute units, while the GH clocks between 1,063MHz and 1,190MHz has 26 compute units. You’ll find the GL variant bundled with Intel’s new 8th generation Core i5 and i7 processors, while the GL will only come with an i7.

Intel says that gaming should run two to three times faster on the new chips compared to a three-year-old system with an Intel Core i7 chip and an Nvidia GTX 950M GPU. Systems based on Intel 8th Gen Core with Radeon RX Vega M should be available this spring with major partners making announcements soon at CES.

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