12 December 2017
Intel has unveiled a new lineup of CPUs for laptops. However, there’s something different about it, as the new chips which form a part of its 8th-generation Core H series of processors are equipped with discrete-level graphics cards. What’s even more fascinating is that it even has its own video memory. Having a CPU and GPU combined into the same chip will free up more space for other internals, like larger batteries or even shrinking the size of laptops to make them more portable. As of now, Intel has withheld from sharing any details on it but what the company does promise is enough power capabilities for gamers and content creators.
The processor which will be used in laptops have a semi-custom AMD GPU chip and second generation of Intel's High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2). These components are able to function well together because of Intel’s Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB). An ingenious move by Intel was to allow the GPU to manage each component's temperature, performance and energy use. If you didn’t already know this, now you will, the new Core H series will be the very first to experience the use of Intel’s Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB).
On a positive note, the chips will have a TDP design of only 35W-45W. It’s almost certain that many manufacturers will jump at the opportunity of using these processors in their laptops. On a closing note, Intel believes that these chips would deliver:
incredible performance and graphics for enthusiasts