Intel and AMD in November shocked some in the hardware world by announcing a partnership that will see the two chipmakers collaborate on future mobile processors with integrated graphics. Now, thanks to an overclocking page on Intel’s Indian portal, we have a few more details to follow.
A new chip recently surfaced on the site, the Core i7-8809G. According to the listing, the silicon in question is a quad-core part with eight threads that carries a target TDP of 100W. 3.1GHz clock speed, 8MB L3 cache, and dual channel DDR4-2400 memory support are also mentioned.
In the “Graphics” column, Intel has listed support for Intel HD Graphics 630 and Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics graphics.
As AnandTech points out, the part in question is likely a Kaby Lake processor, not a Coffee Lake chip.
The evidence to support this theory includes the fact that the Coffee Lake i7 chips all have six cores while this part only has four. Additionally, Intel’s integrated graphics are listed as HD Graphics 630 – Intel changed the name of its integrated solution to UHD Graphics with Coffee Lake. Last but not least is memory – Coffee Lake supports up to DDR-2666, but this chip is listed as only supporting up to DDR-2400.
Chipmakers said during the initial announcement that the new processors will feature second-generation high-bandwidth memory (HBM2) and an Intel-exclusive semi-custom discrete graphics chip from AMD’s Radeon Technologies group that will feature will press on Intel’s built-in multi-die interconnect bridge. (EMIB). At the time of writing, we don’t yet know how much HBM2 will be in play, although conventional wisdom suggests 2GB or 4GB.
The collaboration between Intel and AMD is one of the most exciting announcements of 2017 and with CES kicking off next week, it’s a safe bet we’ll be hearing more about the chipmaker partnership very soon. .