Global chip maker Intel today launched the 8th Gen core processor with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics. The new processor is designed for gamers, content creators and fans of virtual and mixed reality for small form factors like 2 in 1s, thin and light notebooks, and mini PCs.
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) and 8th Gen Intel Core processor with Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics (100W total package power) with an unlocked configuration
The new processor family 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. According to Intel, with this space savings, OEMs will now have more freedom and flexibility to create innovative thin and light devices.
With this new processor, OEM can create devices that are under 17 mm and can run up to eight hours on a single charge, as compared to three-year-old systems that weigh nearly seven pounds and lasts just four hours and are more than 32 mm thick.
The new 8th Gen Intel Core processor delivers up to three times frames per second on thinner, lighter and smaller devices compared with similar systems from three years ago and up to 40 per cent compared with current discrete graphics. Gamers can now play games such as “Vermintide 2” in high resolution on the go or in their living room with smooth motion and vivid colours.
Creating 3D images from scratch, editing videos or using creative applications, the new 8th Gen Core processor is 42 per cent faster while working with Adobe Premiere Pro, said Intel.
Among the devices launching with this processor include new thin and lightweight 2 in 1s from Dell and HP as well as the most powerful NUC Intel has ever introduced.
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,” the company added.