Intel’s 8th Gen Core processors come with AMD Radeon RX Vega M Graphics

- Adrian Ungureanu
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I know, it sounds like a April Fools’ Day prank, but it’s not! Some that inconceivable has happened. Intel has made a new chipset for laptops, 2 in 1 devices and ultrabooks that incorporate the a AMD graphic solution. 

The company brought its 8th generations of Core processors to CES 2018, that come with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics, which offers a 3x boost in frames per second in devices as thin as 17 mm.

Intel first shared initial details about this new addition to the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family in early November. 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.

With this space savings, OEMs have more freedom and flexibility to create innovative thin and light devices. For example, many 3-year-old systems weigh nearly 7 pounds, last a mere four hours and are more than 32 mm thick. With this new processor, enthusiast devices are slimmed to under 17 mm and can run up to eight hours on a single charge, while still delivering next-level performance. This, combined with the new real-time power sharing framework and software drivers, is a prime example of hardware and software innovations intersecting to create new possibilities.

The new 8th Gen Intel Core processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics delivers a top-of-the-line experience to gamers and VR enthusiasts. This includes up to three times2,5,6 the frames per second on thinner, lighter and smaller devices compared with similar systems from three years ago and up to 40 percent compared with current discrete graphics. Now, gamers can play the latest titles like “Vermintide 2” in high resolution on the go or in their living room with smooth motion and vivid colors, all as part of a truly immersive gaming experience.

Content creators can also do more with this new processor, whether it’s creating 3D images from scratch, editing videos seamlessly at home or on the go, or using the most popular creative applications. Compared with a 3-year-old PC with discrete graphics, content creation with Adobe Premier Pro is 42 percent faster.Imagine the combined flexibility and performance enabled with this new processor for content creators in the growing 2 in 1 form factors for PCs.

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. But this is only the start of what’s coming with the 8th Gen Intel Core product portfolio this year. Expect to see more from Intel on the high-end performance notebook segment, the Intel Core H-series, Intel Optane memory coming to 8th Gen Intel Core mobile devices for the first time and more details on 8th Gen Intel Core vPro platform for businesses.