Intel has announced its 8th-Generation Core i7 and Core i5 H-series processors with AMD Vega graphics. The new processors include both the CPU and GPU on the same die. According to the Intel, this reduced the silicon footprint by 50%. Intel’s integrated graphics memory is shared with the system memory, so with dedicated graphics and eight lanes of high-speed PCI Express Gen 3 between the two, performance is greatly increased.
However, it still includes HD Graphics 630. Intel HD Graphics can be used for tasks that don’t need as much power. In addition, the machine can now power up to nine monitors – six off of the AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPU, and three off of the HD Graphics 630.
The new 65W chips come in Core i5 and i7 flavors, and the i5 can be clocked at up to 3.8GHz (2.8GHz base), while the i7 can be clocked at up to 4.1GHz (3.1GHz base). The 100W processors are Core i7 only and they can be clocked at up to 4.2GHz with overclocking option.
Now let’s talk about onboard dedicated AMD Vega Graphics. There are two different models of AMD RX Vega M graphics: GL and GH. Radeon RX Vega M GL has a base GPU clock of 931MHz and 20 compute units, with a peak performance of 2.6 teraflops. GH has a base clock of 1,063MHz and 24 compute units with a peak performance of up to 3.7 teraflops.
According to the Intel’s official slides, the new dedicated AMD RX Vega M graphics: GL and GH can beat Nvidia 1050 and Nvidia 1060 graphics cards in performance.
Intel 8th-Generation Core i7 and Core i5 H-series processors will feature in gaming as well as ultrabooks laptops.