Intel Core i7-8709G with Vega M Graphics

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A video surfaced on the web today, in it a System information scan from Futuremark and showing, a quad-core and eight threaded Intel Core i7-8709G with Vega M Graphics. And according to chatter on the web, a six-core part assisted by a Vega IGP is also in the works.

Yup, you read that right, an Intel Core i7-8709G with Vega M Graphics. That means up-to-now Core i7-8709G and Core i7-8809G are names that have emerged, a quad-core Intel processor with AMD Radeon IGP, based on Vega architecture with a product ID of 694C:C0. The hybrid solution is called a multi-chip module, combining an Intel processor and an AMD (Vega) graphics unit. Have a peek at the quick video as posted by Thai PC and tech vlogger "TUM APISAK":

The 8709G would come with a Turbo up to 3.9 GHz, the base clock seems to be 3.1 GHz. There is hardly any information about the GPU clock, some tools have read 1.0 to 1.2 GHz, HBM2 is very likely used, as the memory clock frequency is reported back at 800 MHz. Earlier on a photo surfaced online showing the massively huge MCM design. On the left-hand side of the photo, you can see the Intel processor and to the left, the larger AMD GPU with the HBM2 stack. 

A 14nm Vega architecture was the choice for the GPU, Intel also mentioned the usage of HBM2. Earlier this year Intel already announced their Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) making these things (a second die) possible, for modular builds. The Intel and the AMD part communicate over what basically is a PCIe Gen 3.0 bridge wired in-between each other. The first products based on MCMs will likely be embedded products and laptops, they should launch by Q1 2018.

Intel Core i7-8709G with Vega M Graphics

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