HP Spectre x360 15 and ENVY x2 introduced at CES 2018

09 January, 2018, 01:05 | Author: Simon Thompson
  • AMD RX Vega Graphics Cards

Unfortunately I have not seen any detailed information to determine how this mobile dGPU compares to the Intel semi-custom chip, though one slide describes the semi-custom as "new ultrathin form factory gaming" while the Vega Mobile is "high frame rate AA gaming in compact form factors".

As well as revealing the initial details about its Ryzen 2 and new Ryzen mobile processors at CES in Las Vegas, AMD also took the wraps off its first Ryzen Pro mobile CPUs. The company believes that it will able to beat a Nvidia 1080 Max-Q with thin-and-light device that has long battery life.

While AMD is still producing its own processors, Intel's interest in AMD is squarely focused on its graphical grunt with products in the Radeon family.

The GH variant has 24 compute units and can be clocked up to 4.2GHz, while the GL variant packs 20 compute units and can be clocked up to 4.1GHz for the i7 model and 3.8GHz for the i5. The chipset is integrated with AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics with Intel HD graphics 630. It's important to note that this is total power for both CPU and GPU. Even though the specifications of the Intel Core i7-8706G and Core i7-8705G processors are same, the major change is with the graphics processor, which is AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL.

AMD RX Vega Graphics Cards

Forthcoming devices that will feature this processor will include the thin and lightweight 2-in-1s from Dell and HP as well as the NUC that Intel had introduced. The eighth Gen Intel Core processors with Radeon RX Vega M designs was first declared in November 2017.

All five of the Core Radeon processors have four cores with eight threads. The flagship Core i7-8809G has four hyper-threaded cores accompanied by total 8MB of L3 cache. It will help them to support the fast processing and graphics horsepower.

Or to put it in layfolk's terms, the Intel 8th generation AMD-ready Core processors are fast not just because they're new, but because Intel has gone to the extra level of designing the hardware in a very, very specific way. The company is targeting the latest chips and the overall solution for gamers, content creators, and virtual reality fans, Webb added. It approximately halves the silicon footprint compared to the arrangement where the discrete components implemented separately, giving more freedom and flexibility to the OEMs to create innovative, thin and light devices. According to a separate press release, it's great for "VR enthusiasts and workload-heavy content creators", and "it will be Intel's smallest premium VR-capable system in the market".

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