Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

Intel launches new Core processors with integrated Radeon RX Vega M GPUs

Intel launches new Core processors with integrated Radeon RX Vega M GPUs

See Intel's detailed 32-page PDF presentation for plenty more info here.

Intel targets three different market segments with its H-series processors - content creators, gamers, and VR users.

John Webb, the director of client graphics marketing at Intel, said in a press briefing that the new Core H processors work with High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2), a more power-efficient stacked memory technology that AMD pioneered and has since been turned into an industry standard.

Intel first shared initial details about this new addition to the eighth-generation Intel Core processor family in early November. The mashup of an Intel processor with an AMD GPU is made possible by the Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB), which provides a high-speed data interconnect between the processor, GPU and 4GB of second-generation High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM2). While such devices might have weighed in at 7 pounds and lasted for 4 hours 3 years ago, each can now be reduced down to under 17mm and power through 8 hours of battery life. With this new processor, enthusiast devices are slimmed to under 17 mm and can run up to eight hours1,5,6 on a single charge, while still delivering next-level performance. "This, combined with the new real-time power sharing framework and software drivers, is a prime example of hardware and software innovations intersecting to create new possibilities". It will remain the processor of choice for the most hardcore gamers.

Intel is claiming that its Core i7-8809G chipset with integrated Radeon RX Vega M GH GPU performs better than NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q in terms of graphics benchmark. The new chip is up to 40% thinner than current chips with discrete graphics. Discrete desktop solutions will continue to have far more flexibility in terms of graphics card upgrades and performance, but for mobile solutions this should allow for even smaller and thinner gaming laptops. "Compared with a 3-year-old PC with discrete graphics, content creation with Adobe Premier Pro is 42 percent faster".

Naturally, Intel says its "8th Gen Momentum Continues".

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In addition to the Intel NUC and new Dell and HP devices, this new 8th Gen Intel Core processor will enable a gaming cloud solution brought on by Artesyn* and Gamestream*.

"The other thing unique is that this has 24 compute units ... because it's mobile, highly important is the per compute unit power gating, which means when we're not using those compute units, we can actually shut it down for battery life".

This new NUC is naturally based on the newly announced processor above.

With these new processors, OEMs will be able to bring down sizes of gaming laptops substantially. This NUC is powered by the newly announced 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics.

The NUC8i7HNK uses the 8th Gen Intel Core processor with the Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics.

Calling the system its "VR machine", Intel's refreshed NUCs also have two Thunderbolt 3 ports at 40Gbps, USB 3.1 Gen2 at 10Gbps, DisplayPort 1.2 via USB, and a consumer infrared port; two M.222x42/80 key M slots for SATA3 or PCIe x4 Gen3 NVMe or AHCI SSD; a RAID-0 and RAID-1 capable SDXC slot; and dual-channel DDR4-2400+ SODIMMs RAM capable of holding a maximum of 32GB of memory.

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