Cost-effective processing cores and a built-in graphics core from Intel, another advanced built-in graphics core from AMD, fast HBM2 memories - and performance that should put the NVIDIA To pressure
We are here in the famous city of sin, Las Vegas, at a special event of the company Intel On the occasion of the big CES exhibition for 2018 which will provide a record number of significant technological news - some of them already appear in this article, and some of them are still kept secret at this stage. Expect more mountains of up-to-date and surprising information in the coming days, straight from the center of things.
Years after initial rumors of it surfaced on the net, and felt like a super mistake or like a product of a particularly active fanatic, and a few months after initial confirmation that it was indeed logical and possible - it's time to get to know the first eighth-generation Intel processors -EMIB (Revolutionary Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge) to give us the best of the chipmaker, along with the best of its competitor AMD, In one package designed for computers Mobile From a new category.
First computers in stores - already at the end of winter
The leaks that have found their way to the net over the past week have proved to be accurate: Intel is launching a new flagship processor, the Core i7-8809G, with four physical processing cores, Radeon RX Vega M GH and 100 watt power envelope, but it does not come alone - five Processors All of which are designed for the mobile market,Core With the target availability within commercial products already towards the end of the first quarter of 2018, with the coming of spring.
A few numbers - with a lot of potential
The base model will be called the Core i5-8305G and will offer four physical processing cores with support for HyperThreading technology, at a base frequency of 2.8GHz and a turbo frequency of up to 3.8GHz, dual DDR4 memory at a base speed of 2,400MT / s, a built-in graphics core on the HD Graphics chip 630 - and a graphics core built into the chip type Radeon The RX Vega M GL, has 1,280 processing units with an operating frequency of between 931MHz and 1,011MHz which will be connected to the main processing unit based on a built-in PCI-Express 3.0 × 8 artery, and will also enjoy 4 GB of memory HBM2 Dedicated fast graphics. All of these numbers should give us graphical performance of up to 2.6TFLOPS (or 2.6 trillion floating point calculations per second), in a power envelope of only 65 watts for all components together.
The Core i7-8705G mid-range model will offer the same graphical core from the Vega family alongside fast-paced working frequencies for general processing units from Intel and increased cache memory - while the leading Core i7-8809G model will go all-in with an open multiple for the four general processing cores That will further support user speed (both for the CPU unit, for the GPU and for the built-in graphics memory) and a graphics core of the type Radeon RX Vega M GH, with 1,536 processing units and an increased operating frequency of up to 1,190MHz, for huge maximum performance of up to 3.7TFLOPS in a total thermal envelope of 100 watts.
The stated goal for the G-processor family is to enable the creation of thin and lightweight laptops, about 16 to 20 millimeters thick, that can offer comprehensive processing performance with an intensity we never imagined we could get thanks to a unified chip - both for gamers and professionals And content creators, in what appears to be a challenge The Max-Q family of graphic processing products Which she presented NVIDIA Just six months ago.
Performance that will make you look different on the mobile world
At Intel,Core The carrier i7-8809G can provide performance that will be similar and, in some cases, superior to that of a computer system consisting of a processor Core i7-7700HQ quad-core and dedicated graphics cardGeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q - with lower power consumption, with more compact dimensions and seemingly even a price tag that will be more affordable for the consumer.
These are capabilities that will tickle for a particularly large mass of consumers in an age where laptops with above-average graphics processing capabilities are recording increases in the market where the overall trend is actually shuffling, and it is worth noting that this is just the beginning - based on EMIB technology. That in the future we will see a combination of Processors With even more physical processing cores and larger, even more advanced graphics core blades that can threaten even the most advanced discrete graphics processing cards in the mobile world.
This is a very impressive line - and we have no choice but to start counting the days until they come on the first products of the new era.