Intel has announced a partnership with its rival AMD in November last year to launch a new chipset with Integrated Radon Graphics. Today the company launches 8th generation Intel Core processor with the Radeon RX Vega M Graphics. This processor will power the mainstream device which is currently using the company’s mobile core chipset. It also includes thin and light notebooks and mini-PCs.
Intel and AMD have been rivals to each other for decades and both of them have joined hands to launch a new set processor. With the joining, a new segment of consumer computing devices will start. Intel has integrated AMD’s Radeon graphics into its chipset, which could be the result of the new King Kodari hired by the company, which was leading the Radon Graphics team in AMD earlier.
Intel says that with its AMD Radeon Graphics, its 8th gen core processor will work as a bridge between the current U Series mobile chipset and will not yet release the H-series display chipset. The new series, called G-series, will be available in the Intel Core i5 and i7 models, which will have the Radeon RX Vega graphics chipset. Altogether, Intel has announced five CPUs as part of the G series. All five CPUs will have four cores, eight threads, and TDP 65W and 100W, respectively.
Intel is claiming that the integrated Radeon RX Vega M GH GPU with its core i7-8809G chipset performance performs better than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max Q in terms of the benchmark. Semiconductor claims that a layer on the traditional GPU was achieved by stacking as a 4GB high bandwidth memory generation 2 in opposition to GDDR5 memory. Intel is also highlighting the Embedded Multi-Dye Interconnect Bridge or EMIB which connects the CPU, GPU and HBM2. Due to the EMIB architecture, Intel managed to save the space by reducing the silicon footprint compared to a device with a discrete GPU.
Intel says that the new devices powered by its G-Series CPU will be reduced to 17mm in thickness and the single charge will reach up to eight hours of battery life. The purpose of the chipset is directly on the existing set of slim gaming notebooks, which uses NVIDIA’s Max-Q architecture with the discrete GTX 1060 GPU. The G-series opens up anew in the Intel’s gaming segment with the launch of the CPU, where it is behind NVIDIA and AMD. Although it is integrating Radeon graphics with its 8th generation CPU, Intel notes that graphics drivers will be distributed by Intel and not AMD. It also confirms that all new games will support Day Zero game like NVIDIA and AMD.
The first set of notebooks powered by Intel’s G-series CPU is likely to be launched in the second quarter of 2018. PC makers who are migrating to the 8th generation CPU will probably wait to show new devices in Computex Show. In pre-CES briefing, Intel showed up with two new NUCs – NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK as well as Radeon RX Vega M Graphics based on the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor.
NUC8i7HVK overclocking and Radeon RX is based on the unlocked Core i7 model with the support of Vega M GH graphics, while the NUC8i7HNK Radeon RX Vega M is using GL graphics. Intel says these new NUCs are the most compact gaming devices to play and this year their partners will have their own products.