At the Consumer Electronics Show 2018, Intel has launched its much awaited 8th Generation Core Processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, hence confirming its rumoured partnership with AMD.
The wraps are taken off from the much awaited and much rumoured Intel processors featuring Radeon Vega graphics processor on same package – a digital graphics dream. These speculations were an outcome of the rumoured collaboration of Intel with AMD back in 2017. At the CES 2018, on Sunday, all these rumours were confirmed as Intel launched five new 8th Gen Core CPUs with Radeon RX Vega M graphics. All five CPUs are 4 core / 8 threaded including the Core i5-8305G and will have both Intel HD Graphics and Radeon RX Vega M graphics. The CPUs bring together both Intel as well as AMD processors and 4GB of dedicated HBM2 using Intel’s new Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology, which is responsible to connect the GPU and HBM2.
Another unique feature of the new processors is that both these processors dynamically share power, which means it saves energy, gives a seamless performance and helps in making the CPU physically sleeker. The 8th Gen CPU saves up to 17.5W of power and brings in 18 per cent more efficiency – best suitable for thinner devices needing more graphics. Intel says that the new CPU can achieve up to 3 times the frames per second on thinner, lighter and smaller devices. Hence, the new Intel CPU targets the exponentially growing gaming, content creation and visual graphics community – mixing it all to make it suitable for all.
Intel 8th Gen Core CPU is optimised for small devices like thin and light notebooks, mini laptops, PCs, 2-in-1s and is likely to be embedded in Dell and HP laptops. But essentially, Intel seems to be focusing more on the gaming community as they have also brought up a new gaming-focused portal. As of now, there has been no specific dates but the partners Dell and HP are likely to launch computers loaded with the new Intel 8th Gen processor by the Q1 of 2018.