Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

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

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

Utilizing this new chip series is the updated Intel NUC (formerly code-named Hades Canyon) mini PC. This also means that the machine can power up to nine monitors: six off of the AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPU, and three off of the HD Graphics 630.

Essentially, this allows Intel to create even thinner and lighter devices.

"Our collaboration with Intel expands the installed base for AMD Radeon GPUs and brings to market a differentiated solution for high-performance graphics", Scott Herkelman, Vice President and General Manager, AMD Radeon Technologies Group, said in a statement.

The GH variant has 24 compute units and can be clocked up to 4.2GHz, while the GL variant packs 20 compute units and can be clocked up to 4.1GHz for the i7 model and 3.8GHz for the i5. This includes up to three times 2,5,6 the frames per second on thinner, lighter and smaller devices compared with similar systems from three years ago and up to 40 percent 3,5,6 compared with current discrete graphics.

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The new CPU acquires some equipment advantages and uses less space and power.

The 8th generation H-series chips also feature Kaby Lake-Refresh KL-R processors which are claimed to take Nvidia's discrete GPU, the Nvidia GTX 1060 head on. Although things have been keep quiet, Intel has now listed the specs for its Core-G series with RX Vega M graphics. The combination of the Intel quad-core CPU, Radeon RX™ Vega M graphics and 4GB of dedicated HBM2 accompanied by Intel's Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology is sure to impress the users.

So far CES 2018 has been all about laptops, notebooks and convertibles; HP isn't standing on the side and brings the new Spectre x360 15 and ENVY x2 models to Las Vegas. The 100W processors are Core i7 only, and they can be clocked at up to 4.2GHz (3.1GHz base), and there's a model that's unlocked for overclocking. The Core i5 will come with Hyper-Threading enabled, in other words the difference between the Core i5 and Core i7 chips will be clockspeeds and the amount of L3 cache. It will help them to support the fast processing and graphics horsepower.

Intel first shared initial details about this new addition to the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family in early November. The company is targeting the latest chips and the overall solution for gamers, content creators, and virtual reality fans, Webb added. According to a separate press release, it's great for "VR enthusiasts and workload-heavy content creators", and "it will be Intel's smallest premium VR-capable system in the market".

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