Gaming is one of the major aspects of CES. So far, we’ve seen Nvidia release their new BFGDs, and Linksys announce a new router that prioritizes internet speed for the Xbox One. Now, Intel and AMD announced their new line of Core processors which for the first time feature Radeon graphics.
Both companies actually announced this plan last November, but now is making delivery of their promise at CES 2018, showing off the new chipsets. Intel‘s new Core i5 and i7 processors will be powered by discrete AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPUs. Furthermore, each unit will have 4GB of HMB2 VRAM on-board, which will drastically save space internally and increase battery life for laptops – according to Intel.
These new chipsets are apart of Intel’s new H-series line of 8th-Generation processors, which according to the company is designed to be the most powerful offering for laptops. These are expected to be featured in upcoming top-of-the-line gaming and professional laptops.
According to Intel, these new processors will give gamers two to three times faster performance, compared to a three-year-old system that is running on an Core i7 processor alongside an Nvidia 950M GPU.
Even though both companies finally announced that the new Core i5 and i7 processors at CES, there currently are not any laptops that include the new chipset. That could soon change this week, however, so stay tuned to TechDependent for more. To get caught up on all of the CES 2018 news, click here.