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Intel launches 8th Gen CPUs with Radeon GPUs & Hades Canyon (Page 3)

By Steven Bassiri from Jan 7, 2018 @ 20:01 CST

Performance Results


First we can look at the 8th Gen processors with Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics, so basically, the two i5 CPUs listed. They offer up to 4.1Ghz Turbo clocks and four cores and eight threads, and a 65W TDP. Compared to a 3-year old Intel system we see immense performance gains. We see these gains in graphics benchmarks because of the added graphics capabilities, but also in content creation and overall performance benchmarks because of the added CPU cores and performance.


Intel even went ahead and compared the new 8th Gen G-series i5 to their i7-8550U with a discrete GTX 1050 GPU, and we can see that the new G-series CPU is far superior in gaming situations.


Now we can see how the 8th Gen with Radeon RX Vega M GH, the two i7 parts, stack up. They have a more beefy and faster Vega GPU teamed up with a faster CPU. However, the added GPU and CPU enhancements increased the TDP to 100W, and so you might only find them in larger devices. Compared to a three-year-old Intel system, the new G-series i7 does exceedingly well, and Intel says it's perfect for 1080P gaming.


Looking at how it stacks up against an Intel i7-7700HQ with a GTX 1060 Max-Q we can see that the new i7 G-series SoC (CPU + GPU) is extremely powerful. The i7-7700HQ and GTX 1060 were a very common pair throughout our notebook testing in 2017, and these results are shockingly excellent. However, we need to test it out ourselves to make a substantial claim or recommendation.

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