Intel has mistakenly published details of an unannounced CPU with AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics integrated directly on the processor package. If you can recall correctly, Last November Intel and AMD sent PC enthusiasts into a frenzy by joining forces for the first time in an announcement whereby the two rivals will be collaborating to launch something special. At the time, Intel only stated that these CPUs would slot into its 8th Generation lineup with a launch in the first quarter of 2018, leading to speculation of a launch at the CES trade show in January.
Spot on it seems with the Intel Core i7-8890G appearing on a page comparing the overclocking features of various high-end CPUs on Intel’s India website. Thi was orginally was spotted by Anandtech, but has since been removed. According to the listing, the new CPU will feature a ‘Radeon RX Vega M GH GPU’ as well as Intel’s own integrated HD Graphics 630 GPU. Intel will likely find a way to balance loads so that the Radeon GPU can be shut down entirely when not required, to save power and reduce heat output.
The Core i7-8809G looks as if it will be a quad-core processor with Hyper-Threading for eight effective threads, with a clock speed of 3.1Ghz. At the moment, it isn’t known whether this is a base clock speed or maximum turbo speed, however it is more likely to be the former based on the comparison to other CPUs. It boasts 8MB cache and a 100W TDP. The listing is part of a table that includes all of Intel’s current-gen unlocked desktop CPUs as well as the 7th Gen X-series lineup, all of which are overclockable.
It is unclear whether the Core i7-8809G is also a socketed desktop CPU, and if so, whether it will require a new socket and motherboards. Intel was expected to target the high-end laptop segment with this launch, but the 100W TDP raises questions of thermal management in a laptop form factor.
For AMD, the GPU is a semi-custom design just like the ones it supplies to the manufacturers of various gaming consoles.