Even though Intel and AMD have their differences when it comes to processing power. But with their latest surprise both the companies are putting their strengths to good use, by brining Intel CPU and AMD GPU together.
Intel just announced its upcoming 8th generation CPUs. That will combine “Intel 8th Generation Core with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics”. This new lineup from Intel will include only 5 different SKUs, including four Core i7 and one Core i5 variant. That comes equipped with an AMD Radeon RX VEGA M graphics. But there is a catch to it as the above mentioned SKUs will be divided into two groups offering a regular 65W package. As well as a 100W package that will support power and overclocking features.
Aside from the extra overclocking features all of the above mentioned SKUs come with four cores and Hyper-Threading. That is coupled with Intel HD 630 graphics as well as a Radeon GPU. Where everything communicates with via PCIe Gen3 X8 interface. Being a single chip solution these new offerings from Intel will be present in devices as thin as 17mm. That according to Intel will offer 3x boost in FPS.
As seen the Intel Core i7 8809G and 8709G will be unlocked chips operating at 100W. These two variants will be coupled with the Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics. The Core i7-8706G, Core i7-8705G, and the Core i5-8305 on the other hand comes equipped with Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics instead. Here the only different between the Radeon graphics is between its performing. Where the Radeon RX Vega M GH offers 3.7 TFLOPs of compute power. While the Radeon RX Vega M GL offers a lower 2.6 TFLOPs of compute performance.
With these new Intel 8th generation offerings we would probably see a lot of 2-in-1 thin and light notebooks. That would not only perform good as tasks but gaming as well.