Intel Coffee Lake CPUs with AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics have been officially announced. While we have been hearing about these CPUs for some time now, we finally have the official launch from Intel. Intel Coffee Lake H CPUs with AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics have been designed to provide the best possible performance in a thin and light body.
We have been hearing about a product collaboration between Intel and AMD but neither of the companies said anything about it but the wraps are off finally and here we have the details regarding the Intel Coffee Lake CPUs with AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics. The key points include that these are Intel’s high-performance enthusiast CPUs.
Other than that, these are the first consumer EMIB, HBM2, discrete graphics on package, power-sharing. These chips will be able to provide enthusiast gaming and VR experiences. These chips will also help in content creation.
Intel Coffee Lake H Processors With AMD Radeon RX Vega M Graphics Launched
Intel Coffee Lake H bring a new powersharing feature between the CPU and the GPU. Other than that it should be noted that these are not the only Intel Coffee Lake H chips coming out and there will be more variants further down the line. 6-core chips are expected to be a main part of the upcoming processors.
While these CPUs are designed for the mobile platforms in order to keep devices thin and light, Intel has guaranteed that these chips will be overclockable. The Intel Coffee Lake H series CPUs will come in 65W and 100W variants. You can expect devices from HP and Dell to come out in the first quarter of 2018. Intel Skull Canyon NUC is something that will take advantage of these chips.
Intel Coffee Lake H Major Specifications
Intel Coffee Lake H CPUs feature 4 cores and 8 threads but there will be 6 core chips coming out in the future as well. Having that said, The minimum base clock that we know of so far is 2.8 GHz and the maximum boost clock across the board is 4.2 GHz which should be plenty for a laptop even if it is a mid-range device.
Intel Coffee Lake H series of chips save 1900mm2 of board space which can be utilized for more important things. The smaller size means lower power draw, more efficiency and better connectivity. The silicon footprint has been decreased by 50%.
Talking about how everything comes together, the GPU and HBM2 are interconnected directly by the EMIB, while the CPU and GPU are connected with the help of 8 PCIe lanes. The power-sharing feature on the chips is very interesting and unique. The GPU takes the most of the power in this case.
Even though that is the case when multitasking some of the power is shifted to the CPU in order to provide ideal performance. All in all, using this feature chips get 18% better efficiency. While the basic models feature 4 cores and 8 threads there will be upcoming variants that will feature a higher number of cores and threads.
The integrated GPUs feature support for 4K displays and other features like Intel Quick Sync Video.
Intel Coffee Lake H Processors With AMD Radeon RX Vega 24 and Radeon RX Vega 20
The following are the two AMD Radeon Vega variants that accompany the Intel chips. the AMD Radeon RX Vega 24 and RX Vega 20.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 24
The most important feature is that these CPUs come with discrete AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics out of the box. The two variants that you can choose from are the AMD Radeon RX Vega 24 and Radeon RX Vega 20. The AMD Radeon RX Vega 24 features 24 CUs, 1536 stream processors, 96 texture units and 64 ROPs. The GPU has a base clock of 1063 MHz and can boost to 1190 MHz.
The chips deliver 3.7 TFLOPs of computing power, to give you a reference, The GTX 1060 delivers 4 TFLOPs of computing power. Radeon RX Vega 24 comes with 4 GB of HBM2 memory.
Radeon RX Vega 20
The Radeon RX Vega 20 is the little brother with 20 CUs, 1280 stream processors, 80 texture units and 32 ROPs. The base clock of the graphics card is 931 MHz and can boost to 1011 MHz. The graphics card delivers 2.6 TFLOPs which is a little more than what the AMD RX 560 is capable of providing. This model also comes with 4 GB of HBM2 memory.
The combination is pretty good, Intel has combined a high-performance CPU with an efficient GPU. All that with the new HBM2 memory seems like a good way to go.
Intel Coffee Lake H Processor Variants
There are 5 chips for a baseline with more coming out later on in 2018. Here we have a couple of i7 chips and an i5 chip as well. All feature 4 cores and 8 threads across the board. The Core i7-8809G runs at 3.1 GHz and can boost to 4.2 GHz. You also get 8 MB of L3 cache and Intel 630 graphics chip that runs at 1100 MHz. The chip features 4 GB of AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics.
One thing to note is that this is the high-end version that can be overclocked so we could get some interesting cooling solutions for the chip when it makes its way into laptops. Other than that the Core i7-8709G, Core i7-8706G, Core i7-8705G and the Core i5-8305G have similar cores and threads but different clock speeds which you can check out below.
Intel Coffee Lake H Processors With AMD Radeon RX Vega Benchmarks
While these are numbers from Intel, these should give us a good idea of what these chips are capable of. you can check out the performance numbers below but you should wait for third-party sites to publish their reviews. We will also keep you updated regarding the performance of the chips so stay tuned to SegmentNext for more information.
The performance seems to be pretty competitive as compared to the GTX 1060 Max-Q but we will be holding judgment before we can test things out for ourselves. You can also check out the lawsuit against Intel regarding the Meltdown bug.
Let us know what you think about the new Intel Coffee Lake H CPUs with AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics.