Intel reveals their 8th Gen Intel Core G-series processors with RX Vega M Graphics
Published: 6th January 2018 | Source: Intel |
Specifications and form factors - Notebooks and Nucs
This SoC will come in both 100W and 65W TDPs, with both i5 and i7 versions. All CPUs will offer four cores and four threads, though each model will provide different clock speeds and Radeon RX Vega M GPU configurations.
Two RX Vega M GPU versions will be available, a fully unlocked version called the RX Vega M GH (Graphics High), and a lower-end version called the RX Vega M GL (Graphics Low), offering peak SP performance of 3.7 TFLOPS and 2.6 TFLOPS respectfully. The High-end model will offer higher clocked HBM2 memory and a higher ROP count, giving it more advantages than just a simple boost in clocks and active Compute Units.
With either 20 or 24 active compute units the most directly comparable GPUs are the RX 560 with 16 compute units and the RX 470/570 with 32 compute units, though it is worth noting that both of these GPUs are based on AMD's older Polaris GPU architecture.
Intel sees these new SoCs as delivering more performance than three-year-old mainstream gaming desktops and notebooks, offering smaller/thinner form factors and lower levels of power consumption.
This new SoC will come in new notebook designs, with models from Dell and HP coming soon, as well as in Intel's new Hades Canyon Nuc platform.
One of the first places where Intel will be using the 100W version of their G-series processors is with their new Hades Canyon Nuc, which is completely unlocked to allow for both CPU and GPU overclocking. Please note that on the 100W i7-8809 SoC is unlocked, with lower end models lacking support for overclocking.