Intel Officially Launches New 8th Gen Core Processors With AMD Radeon Graphics

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"Together, we are offering gamers and content creators the opportunity to have a thinner-and-lighter PC capable of delivering discrete performance-tier graphics experiences in AAA games and content creation applications", Herkelman added.

A huge variety of new 8th Gen Intel Core devices will be displayed at the company's CES booth, 100048 in Central Hall South at the Las Vegas Convention Center. With simultaneous pen and touch support, the HP Spectre x360 15 is powered by a quad-core Intel Core 8th gen processor; graphics are being handled by either Radeon RX Vega M or NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 chips, depending on model.

One of the biggest pains of buying a thin laptop is knowing full well that your graphics probably won't be that great. Intel has traditionally stayed away from the graphics market, content with shipping its chips with their own solution.

Targeted at business laptops and "commercial ultra-thin" models as well as workstations, AMD has three new processors which come with integrated Radeon Vega Graphics: the Ryzen 3 Pro 2300U, Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U and the Ryzen 7 Pro 2700U.

Intel just launched the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor.

How are the new chips designed?

It will help them to support the fast processing and graphics horsepower. According to Intel, this will allow OEMs to build high performance laptops that are only 17mm in thickness an can run for up to eight hours. 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".

Who is Intel aiming at?

Intel says the CPU can accomplish up to three times the casings for each second on more slender, lighter and littler gadgets "contrasted and comparative frameworks from three years back and up to 40 for every penny contrasted and current discrete designs". There are HDMI 2.0a ports on both the front and rear of the device, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a total of five USB 3.0 Type-A ports.

In addition to the Intel NUC and new Dell and HP devices, the latest Core processor comes with the latest gaming cloud solution by Artesyn and Gamestream.

But all of that could be set to change, as Intel announces more details about its unexpected partnership with competitor AMD. Whatever, the case maybe this looks like it has the potential to reignite the competition in the PC market, something that has been long overdue.

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