Intel's new Core i7 will feature RX Vega graphics
Who would have thought that two fierce rivals could actually come together with a common cause? With NVIDIA dominating the GPU space, and quite frankly, leading in the field of artificial intelligence (the new big sexy word in the tech world), the adage "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" certainly rings through for both Intel and AMD.
Yet, the industry was still shocked when Intel announced last November that it will be purchasing custom AMD graphics chips for a new Multi-Chip Package (MCP) as seen above. Back then, Intel and AMD did not reveal the graphics architecture to be used, and many (us included) had predicted it would be Polaris-based. However, clues in the new MCP, such as HBM2 support, and according to the reveal by Tom's Hardware, a "unique power-sharing design" that debuted with AMD's Vega-equipped Ryzen Mobile processors, seems to hint that it will be the more powerful Vega-based instead.
Dubbed the Core i7-8809G, the new CPU/GPU hybrid may be destined for a desktop near you, but there are bound to be several other Core i7 processors with Vega graphics models as well. Intel has also listed both Vega and HD Graphics 630 in the same MCP, so the integrated graphics on the processor are intact and functional - making it quite an impressive dual graphics solution. This supposedly will allow the CPU to use its own graphics processor to preserve energy and save power during lighter graphics workloads, only switching to the Vega GPU during higher intensive usage - such as gaming.
With CES just around the corner, we will be hearing more from Intel on this processor soon.
Source: Tom's Hardware