Intel Officially Launches New 8th Gen Core Processors With AMD Radeon Graphics

Jan 09, 2018, 00:42
Intel Officially Launches New 8th Gen Core Processors With AMD Radeon Graphics

It is equipped with Radeon™ RX Vega M Graphics and has got features that are quite sure to impress the gamers, content creators and fans of virtual and mixed reality. 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.

Intel has launched the 8th Gen Intel Core processor with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics. The first configuration features an unlocked configuration. The GH processors will also have the unlocked versions for overclocking. Although things have been keep quiet, Intel has now listed the specs for its Core-G series with RX Vega M graphics.

John Webb, the director of client graphics marketing at Intel, in a press briefing said (via Venture Beat), 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. It will help them to support the fast processing and graphics horsepower. These CPUs will be used in mobile devices and in all-in-one or compact systems like Intel's upcoming 8th Gen NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK. To make the tasks for VR enthusiasts and content creators, one of the HDMI ports is on the front. DIYers who prefer small, sleek and powerful mini PCs can buy these NUCs as bare-bones kits, which will be made available from this coming spring. The company previously announced its partnership with AMD to build these new processors powered by AMD graphics, but today at CES the chip maker officially launched the new processors, detailing all the key aspects of its latest 8th gen Core processors. It brings together the Intel quad-core CPU, Radeon RX Vega M graphics and 4GB of dedicated HBM2 using Intel's Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology.

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. The systems are also 40% faster, thinner, and lighter than systems with current custom discrete graphics.

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.