By now, most of our dear readers may have already heard of the Intel-AMD cross license agreement to produce a brand new processor. This processor will be based on on Intel’s Kaby Lake platform and it will feature graphics technologies from AMD (Kaby Lake G). Interestingly, folks at Bits and Chips have apparently leaked an image showcasing the processor in all its glory.
For those who may not be aware, Intel Kaby Lake G processors will be available in notebooks sometime in Q1 2018. What makes Kaby Lake G even more interesting is the fact that it’ll come with the HBM2 memory controller as well. This means that the CPU, GPU, and HBM2 module will all be placed onto one interposer. The image below shows this:
Finally we will have serious gaming ultrabooks! pic.twitter.com/f788pYRqjg
— Bits And Chips – Eng (@BitsAndChipsEng) November 9, 2017
That said, many readers may have expected Intel’s Kaby Lake G CPUs to be fitted with AMD Vega graphics. As it turns out, Kaby Lake G processors will feature Polaris graphics instead of Vega. The addition of a faster memory controller (HBM2) should allow the Polaris graphics chip inside Kaby Lake G to perform somewhat better compared to existing Polaris-based notebook GPUs.
Regardless, it’s still far too early to tell whether or not Intel’s Kaby Lake G will live up to the hype. Yes, alleged performance numbers of this processor have been leaked, but we’d advice our readers to take those with a grain of salt, for now.
(Source: Bits and Chips)