First joint Intel and AMD chip revealed

8th Gen Radeon RX Vega M intel

8th Gen Radeon RX Vega M intel

Intel shed more light on its eighth generation Core chips with AMD Radeon Vega graphics, marking a notable partnership between the CPU rivals. The new NUC will be available this spring, with the lower end model starting at $799, and the unlocked variant starting at $999.

Between the GH and GL graphics, the GH has 24 CU, 1536 stream processors, 1063MHz base clock, 1190MHz boost clock, 204.8GB/s memory bandwidth and 3.7 TFLOPs of performance while the GL has 20 CU, 1280 stream processors, 931MHz base clock, 1011MHz boost clock, 179.2GB/s memory bandwidth and 2.6 TFLOPs of performance. Intel's performance claim on this one is that it can reach GeForce GTX 1050 performance levels. It's also the only one of these processors that has the CPU, GPU, and HBM2 unlocked; possibly making it one of the only unlocked Intel processors without the -HK suffix. It is equipped with Radeon™ RX Vega M Graphics and has got features that are quite sure to impress the gamers, content creators and fans of virtual and mixed reality.

If you look at the Core i5-8305G, the processor runs at a clock speed of 3.8GHz with a base clock frequency of 2.8GHz.

First joint Intel and AMD chip revealed

Intel has also released some of its internal benchmarks which shows some impressive results in both productivity and gaming benchmarks and applications, at least compared to a 3-year old notebook and desktop.

Being a convertible PC, you can use it as a normal laptop, or flip the screen round to morph into a stand mode, or use it as a tablet instead. But I don't think they have the ready cash or the inclination to go down that route again. It will help them to support the fast processing and graphics horsepower.

Intel's first collaboration with AMD was in November 2017.

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And in that space AMD will also be directly competing with the semi-custom GPU they've just sold to Intel.

As you can see from the table below, the Core i7-8809G and the Core i7-8709G, which are 100W parts, will come with Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics while the Core i7-8706G, Core i7-8705G, and the Core i5-8305 will pack Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics.

Whatever the reality, it's a mighty fine high-wire act Intel are going to have to perform with their Vega M G-series CPUs.

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Intel's and AMD's partners haven't yet announced any new laptops incorporating the new chips, but a number of new products likely will be unveiled throughout the week at CES.

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