AMD announced AMD Radeon Vega Mobile lineup during AMD Tech day at CES 2018 today (8 January 2018). The company believes that it will able to beat a Nvidia 1080 Max-Q with thin-and-light device that has long battery life. The GH version will sport higher clock speeds and 24 CUs/1536 stream processors, while the GL model packs 20 CUs/1280 SPs.
This is as a result of the newer hardware, of course, while the way Intel has worked to make the hardware design possible has also helped, installing the graphics processor, 4GB of graphical memory, and the CPU on the same board, connected using Intel's Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge which relies on PCI-Express technology.
The processor comes in two different configurations, one with the Radeon™ RX Vega M GH Graphics (100W total package power) and the other with the Radeon™ RX Vega M GL Graphics (65W total package power). This latest NUC puts the powerful new processor and graphics solution into an incredibly tiny 1.20-liter system making it the manufacturers smallest premium VR-capable system in the market.
"Driving OEMs incorporate Dell, HP and the Intel NUC are putting up item for sale to the public using this new processor". The architecture designed for "intense" graphics workload connects both the chip with a single electronic package.
Now that the CPU and APU news from AMD has been covered, we can move on to the GPU news, which includes two product announcements.
The 8th generation H-series chips also feature Kaby Lake-Refresh KL-R processors which are claimed to take Nvidia's discrete GPU, the Nvidia GTX 1060 head on. The flagship Core i7-8809G has four hyper-threaded cores accompanied by total 8MB of L3 cache.
All five of the Core Radeon processors have four cores with eight threads. Notably, the Core i7-87606G is the only processor to support vPro. The company is targeting the latest chips and the overall solution for gamers, content creators, and virtual reality fans, Webb added. Compared with a 3-year-old PC with discrete graphics, content creation with Adobe Premier Pro is 42 percent faster.4,5,6 Imagine the combined flexibility and performance enabled with this new processor for content creators in the growing 2-in-1 form factors for PCs.
AMD has touted that its new Radeon "Vega" line will not only just be small, but that it will be powerful enough to support VR games even on ultra-thin notebooks.