As expected, Intel shared more details about its new 8th Gen Core "Kaby Lake-G" processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics at CES 2018. There will be two different series, one configuration with the Radeon RX Vega M GL and a 65W total package power, and a configuration with the Radeon RX Vega M GH, which takes the total package power to 100W.
The photo on the right shows the multi-chip module. The Kaby Lake-G processor is on the right and left of it you can spot the AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPU with its 4GB HBM2.
Dell and HP will be launching 2-in-1 PCs with this solution, and Intel showed off its new "Hades Canyon" NUC with this chip. No word yet about Apple, that news will likely follow at a later date. Intel says laptop makers can use this chip to create powerful, high-end devices with a thickness of just 17mm. Performance should be close to what's offered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.
Today, Intel is launching a first-of-its kind processor: the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M Graphics. Packed with features and performance crafted for gamers, content creators and fans of virtual and mixed reality, it expands Intel's portfolio thanks to its optimization for small form factors like 2 in 1s, thin and light notebooks, and mini PCs.
Among the devices launching with this processor: 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
Setting the Stage for Continued Innovation
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.
A Processor for Gamers, Content Creators and Other Enthusiasts
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 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.
With the performance and graphics capability to run everything from Windows* Mixed Reality headsets to Oculus*, consumers have the options of which reality 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.
8th Gen Momentum Continues
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.