Intel introduced its 8th generation Coffee Lake Mobile U-series processors back in August 2017 followed by the desktop processors in October 2017. Fast-forward to CES 2018 and the chipmaker has launched its 8th Generation Intel Core processors with Radeon RX Vega M graphics.
As per Intel, the new processor combines the company's quad-core CPU with the Radeon RX Vega M graphics chip along with 4GB of dedicated HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory 2) using its Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology. This translates to much-improved performance while keeping its form-factor relatively small.
Aimed at fulfilling the demands of content creators, gamers and VR content lovers, the new Intel Core processors are optimised for small form factor devices such as 2-in-1s, notebooks and smaller computers. Intel claims that the new 8th Generation processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics delivers up to three times more frames per second on current small and thin devices as compared to systems three years back.
With the little amount of space required to fit the new processor, Intel in a blog post states that devices could be as thin as 17mm. The chipmaker also says that devices running the processor can last up to eight hours on a single charge.
Intel's efforts are an outcome of the company's collaboration with AMD to create laptops combining its Core CPUs and AMD's Radeon graphics. The new 8th Generation Intel Core processor will be made available in two configurations — an 8th generation Intel Core processor with Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics (65W total package power) and the other 8th generation Intel Core processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M GH Graphics with 100W total package power. The latter features an unlocked configuration.