The Intel processors with the Radeon RX Vega M are here: 65 / 100W chips for laptops

CES 2018 has been completely upset by a lot of computer news. It was here the AMD Zen APUs (among others), but it also represented Intel’s vision of integrated graphics. His case, however, is a little different.

It is a product for laptops and not cheap, but probably quite “premium”. And so is it. Intel is officially launching its processors “Kaby Lake-Gâ €” which is a remarkable combination of a powerful mobile CPU and essentially a complete standalone GPU in one housing. Last fall, this product made a sensation in the past, and finally it gets to notebooks and other computers

Two in One

The basic features of this on the symbolic plane (but technologically) extraordinary connections are much longer. It’s a combination of a four-cell mobile processor – it should be one of the Kaby Lake-H-family with AMD’s special GPU Radeon plug- PCI Express. It is, however, mounted directly on the same substrate as the CPU, into a common case. The GPU has a built-in HBM2 flash memory next to each other. It is used for this EMIB technology, replacing the usual interposer, already developed directly by Intel, and it may even be used in a variety of other products.

Thanks to HBM2, this graphics order major problems with integrated solutions that have low memory permeability.

 Intel logo with AMD graphics processors

Intel logo with AMD graphics processors

Radeon Graphics from the point of view of the system of breeding completely like a separate GPU – to the fact that it does not have an uninterrupted power up of the cascade. This is not the case, and the processor will also have its own integrated Intel graphics. During traffic, it is likely to be the difference between the two adapters as usual with laptops.

The connection in one case with a common power supply has a major advantage that the GPU processor shares one TDP. You can add graphs here, as required, here the CPU has more or less energy and a “trusted credit”. This solution should therefore be more effective than if the same CPU and the same GPU were fitted with the same aggregate TDP, but not communicated. (19659008) The TDP is dynamically shared between the CPU and the GPU, as long as it is a two-time processor.

the TDP is dynamically shared between the CPU and the GPU, TDP is dynamically shared between CPU and GPU when it comes to two standalone


At CES 2018, Intel publishes the parameters of all Kaby Lake-G processors that has just launched it on the market. It is a total of five four-tier types of HT. Three of them have a TDP of 65Â W and two 100Â Ws, which naturally enable them to develop a higher graphical performance.

You can see the 100W version by 9th at the end of the call: it’s models Core i7-8709G Core i7-8809G. Their basses are 3.1 GHz at the base of 4.1 and 4.2 GHz respectively at the maximum turbo. The parameters are therefore very similar, but the difference is different to others. Core i7-8809G is unlocked for connection. As the only model, the other Kaby Lake-G are locked.

Versions with 65W TDP are three. Core i7-8705G Core i7-8706G Core on 3.1 GHz at 4.1 GHz Turbo. It is clear that the chic model supports vPro technology so it can be used in corporate-focused notebooks as well. The latest model, Core i5-8305Ghas a bit more CPU power. Its baseline is only 2.8 GHz and the maximum 3.8 GHz turbo. The same L3 cache is limited – while the remaining version has a capacity of 8 MB, you get only 6 MB. I would probably not have the HT off HTT, so I’m going to have to turn off the HT, so I’m still going to handle eight flags (hopefully it’s not a fault).

 Lake-G, CPU Parameters

Kaby Lake-G Models, CPU Parameters

All of this CPUs share the same integrated Intel GPUs (right on a flash drive, not Radeon in the case right next to a halftone), labeled HD 630. It should have 24 EU and a maximum of 1100 MHz at all models. All five versions also support the official 2400MHz DDR4, which is the equivalent of another Kaby Lake generation. 2666MHz memory can be officially made by Coffee Lake.

 This should be a real MCM BGA case with Kaby Lake-G processor (on the right side ), Radeon RX Vega M graphics (center) and HBM2 memory (left to left)

This should be a real MCM BGA case with Kaby Lake-G processor (right), Radeon RX graphics Vega M (Left) and Memory HBM2 (Left to Left)

Graphic Part

The graphics processor connects to PCI Express 3.0 Ã-8, therefore, it does not fully release all of the lines in the processor and the other eight will leave them free for the NVMe SSD or theoretically even for the next graphics adapter. Intel will use the dual configurations of the integrated Radeon RX Vega M GL (weaker version) and Radeon RX Vega M GH (stronger version). [19659012] Radeon RX Vega M GH is a full version of the popular GPU that is based on Core i7-8709G and Core i7-8809G processors, ie 100W. It contains 1536 Vega stream processors (24 CU units), with their basic clock being 1063 MHz and boosting 1190 MHz. Intel says the theoretical power is up to 3.7 TFLOPS. The number of rasterization units is not quite clear, but it should be 16, but it produces a total of up to 64 pixels per cycle. The graphics have 4GB of integrated HBM2 memory with a 1024bit bus (one hour) and an effective tune of 1.6GB / s, throughput is given at 204.8GB / s.

The GPU is different organized into four Shader Engines, each of which has six CUs. The blades are integrated with the four Geometry Processors. For comparison, Polaris 11 is included in two Shader Engines with eight shaders and contains only two Geometry Processors. At this GPU, therefore, the equilibrium is routed to the benefit of geometric performance, which should be preferred for playing on the lower resolutions.

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Radeon RX Vega M GL will be against it a little bit about it The processor Core i7-7700HQ

ezán; this weaker configuration is packed with the Core i5-8305G, Core i7-8705G and Core i7-8706G processors, that’s why the more conservative 65W models. In this case, the GPU provides only 1280 stream processors (20 CUs) and 931â € “1011 MHz. The theoretical gross calorific value of 2.6 TFLOPS, or 30% less. Intel also says the rasterization unit is only 32 pixels per second, and the bandwidth is 179.2 GB / s, which would correspond to an effective 1.43 GHz frequency.

 intel-kaby-lake-g-radeon-rx-vega-m-gl-benchmark By slajdů mà ¡This weaker graphics version has up to 40% better performance than the GeForce GTX 1050 for laptops (which is, however, combined with a weaker CPU, Core i7-8550U).
 Kaby Lake-G Models, GPU Parameters
Models Kaby Lake-G, GPU Parameters

Kaby Lake -G appears in Notebooche i (mini) desktops

This is a BGA type processor that will be taken to a baseboard rather than being installed in the socket. The main question is therefore what kind of equipment the tandem can handle. According to information from Intel, we are about to conquer three, which can still be released by the end of the first quarter. The first is the HP Spectre x360Â 15 convertible notebook, in which Kaby Lake-G is the one of Radeon RX VegaÂ’s M one of the possible configurations. Which CPUs will be available, we do not know it anymore, it might be about 65W versions. Some notebooks or laptops in Kaby Lake-G will be introduced by Dell, we do not know the details
 HP Envy x360 15. One Laptop in Which Kaby Lake-G with Radeon RX Vega M
HP Envy x360 15. One of the notebooks in which Kaby Lake-G with Radeon RX Vega M equipment

The third party is Intel. As we have already touched Intel uses Kaby Lake-G in the new generation of its high-end NUCA’s named Hades Canyon. These are going to be on the 65W Core i7-8705G / Radeon RX Vega. This more powerful model is called “Hades Canyon VR” and it has enough power for virtual reality. The Maine will have up to six video outputs (two HDMI, a mini DP and Thunderboltech 3), two Gigabit Ethernets, a 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi, and also an illuminated RGB LED.

By the way, on the one occasion, one curiosity. As some journalists have noticed at the press on prints, Intel has struggled to avoid any changes to AMDâ € ™ s competitor, from which the GPU is buying no. The graphics stand out like Radeon, the producers are nowhere to mention. It also seems that Radeon Settings on the drivers – of course they will be from AMD – will have a blue skin (support for colorful colors added to version Adrenalin Edition “that would be on Intel’s request?).

This may indicate that the companies have concluded this particular cooperation, but Intel is not so sure that the AMD will be considered a full-fledged threat. On the other hand, politics does not interfere with a foreign brand is fairly common, so there is nothing else to expect.