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

At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Intel revealed the latest version of its Core processor line with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics and a new mini-PC NUC system-both geared toward running virtual reality (VR) applications. With the Intel® Optane™, the company plans to introduce the 8th Gen Intel Core in mobile devices for the very first time.

"We successfully accomplished the ambitious goals we set for ourselves in 2017, re-establishing AMD as a high-performance computing leader with the introduction and ramp of 10 different product families", said AMD President and CEO Lisa Su.

Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. have made good on a promise they made last November that they would combine their technologies to build a high-powered computer processor chip to challenge those offered by Nvidia Corp. But we will get to know only when the respective companies unveil the laptops. All of these chips are quad-core processors and they still feature Intel's integrated HD Graphics 630 which makes the chipsets capable of powering 9 desktops combined with the power from AMD's Radeon graphics. The system can drive six independent monitors simultaneously, and one of the HDMI ports is on the unit's front, making it easy to plug in a VR headset. This changed with the appointment of Raja Koduri a year ago in November, Koduri was the chief architect of the AMD Radeon Graphics technologies and was responsible for overseeing the tech behind AMD's APU's and GPU's. While on the other side, three will sport 65W thermal ratings which are intended for high-end laptops.

The Core i7-8809G is the highest offering in the lineup and this is an "unlocked" part which will offer overclocking for the CPU, both GPUs, and HBM, so it will be interesting to see how far can it be pushed. Battery life is up to 13.5 hours and the performance laptop weights 4.6 pounds.

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In terms of performance, the flagship model should be fast like a GTX 1060 Max-Q 6GB.

The latest launch of G-series shows that Intel is taking more interest in pushing into the gaming segment where it lags behind NVIDIA and AMD.

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.

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