Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

Intel's 8th Gen G-series processors pack RX Vega M graphics

Intel's 8th Gen G-series processors pack RX Vega M graphics

The new Intel-AMD hybrid chips will be significantly more powerful than a CPU alone, and more efficient with power consumption than a traditional laptop with the CPU and GPU on separate platforms. The eighth Gen Intel Core processors with Radeon RX Vega M designs was first declared in November 2017.

Between the GH and GL graphics, the GH has 24 CU, 1536 stream processors, 1063MHz base clock, 1190MHz boost clock, 204.8GB/s memory bandwidth and 3.7 TFLOPs of performance while the GL has 20 CU, 1280 stream processors, 931MHz base clock, 1011MHz boost clock, 179.2GB/s memory bandwidth and 2.6 TFLOPs of performance.

The new Intel NUC (formerly code-named Hades Canyon) brings this powerful new processor and graphics solution into an incredibly tiny 1.20-liter system.

Intel announced new details about its 8th-generation chips, which include central processors (CPU) from Intel and graphics processors (GPU) from the company's industry rival AMD.

EMIB acts as a high-speed intelligent information bridge between the GPU and HBM2 and reduces the usual silicon footprint to less than half that of discrete components implemented separately, the company claimed.

Intel and AMD have finally shown us the first product from their partnership which was announced previous year.

The new processors will come in five different SKUs, of which four are aimed at consumers while the last one is for hardcore professional machines.

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Intel has been teasing this processor line since late 2017, but it's finally here. Further with the eight lanes of PCI Express Gen 3 interconnection between CPU and the GPU, the HBM2 will consume up to 50 percent less power compared to GDDR5 memory chips.

Laptops equipped with this chip can be just 1.7cm thick on the inside without the need of special cooling or Nvidia's Max-Q design architecture.

Forthcoming devices that will feature this processor will include the thin and lightweight 2-in-1s from Dell and HP as well as the NUC that Intel had introduced.

PCs have always been on the back burner at CES, but ARM-powered laptops could make them the surprise hit of the show this year because of two important features.

Intel might be receiving a lot of flak lately for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but the chip maker is unfazed and continues moving forward against all odds.

"This is a great product that allows Intel and AMD to make a real attempt to compete with Nvidia at the high end", Moorhead wrote in his Forbes blog.

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