Intel Launches 8th-Gen Core CPUs with Integrated Radeon RX Graphics

In November 2017, AMD and Intel announced that both are working together to bring a custom graphics card for the new lineup of Intel’s 8th-gen Core processors.  The announcement was regarding the development of an integrated Intel graphic card with the help of AMD.

Yesterday, Intel has finally introduced a first-of-its-kind processor: the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M Graphics. It is fully packed with features and performances crafted for gamers, content creators, and fans of virtual and mixed reality. Specially designed to power 2-in-1s, thin and light notebooks, and mini-PCs.

Among the devices launching with this processor: the new thin and lightweight 2-in-1s from Dell* and HP* as well as the most powerful NUC Intel has ever introduced. The new 8th Gen Intel Core processor will come in two configurations:

  • 8th Gen Intel Core processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M GL Graphics (65W total package power)
  • 8th Gen Intel Core processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M GH Graphics (100W total package power), which features an unlocked configuration

What’s Special?

Intel and AMD bring 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 these 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 hours1,5,6 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.

Designed for Gamers, Content Creators, and Coders

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 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. 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.

According to Intel:

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.4,5,6 Imagine the combined flexibility and performance enabled by this new processor for content creators in the growing 2-in-1 form factors for PCs.

With the performance and graphics capability to run everything from Windows* Mixed Reality headsets to Oculus*, consumers have the options of which really fits them best – whether they want to watch live sports and movies, explore famous landmarks or play VR games – all on a PC that is sleek, thin and smaller than they expect.

Source of Information: Intel Newsroom