Intel Officially Launches New 8th Gen Core Processors With AMD Radeon Graphics
Jan 09 2018
The new Spectre notebooks will offer buyers a few processor and graphics chip options.
The collaboration was made possible chiefly because Intel lacks a GPU that performs as well as AMD's Radeon RX Vega, while AMD has struggled to compete with Intel's central processing units.
Intel also announced its most powerful and VR capable NUC in two variants, the NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK. It's also the only one of these processors that has the CPU, GPU, and HBM2 unlocked; possibly making it one of the only unlocked Intel processors without the -HK suffix.
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.
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. The GH models have a TDP of 100W and the GL models have a TDP of 65W. And it's very much a refreshed machine rather than a new 2-in-1 which may be a bit disappointing for people expecting brand-new laptops to make their debut rocking the Intel-AMD love-child chips.
The new CPU acquires some equipment advantages and uses less space and power.
Intel has been teasing this processor line since late 2017, but it's finally here.
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. Improved for little frame factors like 2-in-1s, thin and light scratch pad, and smaller than normal PCs, this first-of-its-kind processor could trigger a spate of tiny and lightweight gaming workstations.
The Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge on the chips is claimed to be the key to getting the CPU and GPU to play nice, as well as reduce the footprint of the silicon to one smaller than having a standard CPU paired with a discrete graphics card.
If you look at the Core i5-8305G, the processor runs at a clock speed of 3.8GHz with a base clock frequency of 2.8GHz. The new five processors support up to 32GB dual-channel DDR4 2400 RAM.
Whatever the reality, it's a mighty fine high-wire act Intel are going to have to perform with their Vega M G-series CPUs.
A heavy-hitter in the chip market like Intel throwing its weight behind VR could help add legitimacy to the technology, especially in the enterprise.