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Intel and AMD's new chip is going to be great for gamers

Intel and AMD's new chip is going to be great for gamers

The NUC8i7HNK uses the 8th Gen Intel Core processor with the Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics.

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 new NUC will be available in two different versions, Intel says. The architecture designed for "intense" graphics workload connects both the chip with a single electronic package. This processor is the first of its kind bringing the CPU, GPU and HBM2 together on a solitary bundle.

The new 8th Gen Intel Core processor will come in two configurations, offering users a choice of 65W or 100W total package power.

The HP Spectre x360 15 (2018) makes use of the eighth-generation Kaby Lake-G Core i7-8705G which has AMD's Vega M graphics on board, giving it a solid workhorse specification that can handle 4K and 3D content editing and streaming, as well as some gaming at 1080p. Interestingly, the Vega M will also include a dedicated 4GB of HBM2; connected what Intel is calling the Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology. A smaller CPU and GPU footprint will allow for incredibly thin and portable laptops with enough power to comfortably run power-hungry applications, including games and VR.

The collaboration is created to help Intel and AMD compete with their biggest rival in the world of high-end laptops, which is Nvidia.

In the meantime for more details and a hands-on explanation of what you can expect from the new Intel NUC mini PC jump over to the Liliputing website via the link below for more details from Brad Linder who is now at CES 2018.

At first, there will be five SKUs - four went for customers and one with vPro. To begin with, the new laptops will be made available in the United States via Dell, HP and Lenovo followed by emerging countries such as India. The Core i5 model features four Hyper-Threaded cores operating at a 2.8GHz base frequency and accompanies 6MB of L3 cache. Intel claims that this chips dynamic power sharing capabilities help it to save up to 17.5W of power, thereby making it 18 percent more efficient. The same can be said about AMD's A series of CPUs. "I believe that we will probably see a response from Nvidia, but it will be hard for Nvidia to accomplish the size reductions and efficiency of having everything in one chip like Intel has successfully accomplished".


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