Intel launches first Core processors with AMD Radeon graphics

Back in November, AMD and Intel announced an unlikely partnership to produce a chip that combines an Intel Core CPU with AMD's Radeon graphics. Now, at CES 2018, the two companies are taking the wraps off of the first chips to come out of this partnership.

According to Intel, the chips combine its eighth-generation Core processor family with Radeon graphics build on AMD's latest Vega architecture (RX Vega M, to be exact). In addition to the CPU and graphics chip, the package will ship with 4GB of dedicated High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2) using Intel's Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology, which Intel says will help manufacturers save space and, ultimately, make thinner and lighter devices.

In total, Intel says its eighth-generation Core processor with AMD graphics will come in two configurations:

  • 8th Gen Intel Core processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M GL Graphics (65W total package power)
  • 8th Gen Intel Core processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M GH Graphics (100W total package power), which features an unlocked configuration

CES is also acting as a launchpad for the first devices using these chips. For Intel itself, the firm is launching a new version of its diminutive NUC PC based on the chips. The company also says to expect new 2-in-1 devices from Dell and HP based on the chips as well. And given they're targeting the gaming market with these chips, expect to see more gaming laptop shipping with these on board in the future.