Back in November 2017, Intel and AMD announced that they’d be teaming up to create laptop chips that combined Intel’s Core line of processors with AMD’s Radeon graphics.
CES 2018 saw the announcement of the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 chips powered by discrete AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPUs. Along with the processor and GPU, each unit also has 4GB of HMB2 VRAM onboard, which Intel says should help drastically save space internally for laptops while increasing battery life.
The new chips are part of Intel’s H-series line of eighth-generation chips, designed to be the most powerful processors that the company offers for laptops. In other words, these are the Intel processors that you’ll see in top-of-the-line gaming laptops and professional machines going forward.
Intel says that gaming should run two to three times faster on the new chips compared to a three-year-old system with an Intel Core i7 chip and an Nvidia GTX 950M GPU