Intel will begin shipping the new NUCs this spring, priced at $800 for NUC8i7HNK and $1,000 for the NUC8i7HVK.
The new Spectre notebooks will offer buyers a few processor and graphics chip options. The CPU is a 4 core, 8 thread processor clocked up to 4.1 GHz while the GPU features 20 compute unit and has a base clock of 931 MHz and a boost clock of 1011 MHz. This is basically a high-speed highway that allows data to travel quickly over short distances between the GPU, in this case the Radeon RX Vega M, and High Bandwidth Memory or HBM2.
AMD also peeled the curtain back on a variety of its own wares, starting with desktop Ryzen chips that feature integrated Radeon Vega graphics. Both have 4GB HBM2 memory.
Intel just launched the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor. We will also keep you updated regarding the performance of the chips so stay tuned to SegmentNext for more information. Intel claims that it performs up to 1.4 times faster in games compared to an 8th-Generation U-series processor paired with an Nvidia 1050 GPU. "Driving OEMs incorporate Dell, HP and the Intel NUC are putting up item for sale to the public using this new processor".
However, the Intel HD Graphics 630 logic is still a part of the processor die and will take over when a powerful GPU is not required.
The Core i7-8809G is the highest offering in the lineup and this is an "unlocked" part which will offer overclocking for the CPU, both GPUs, and HBM, so it will be interesting to see how far can it be pushed. The system is capable of driving six independent monitors simultaneously. This is a collaboration between Intel CPU division the graphics division at AMD, something no one really saw coming. The heterogenous software environment will make it easier to program machine learning apps that use AMD's GPUs for high-performance computing and deep learning tasks, officials said. The company is also promising considerable levels of day 0 game support but hasn't committed to any specifics beyond that.
Intel announced its new chips in partnership with rival AMD, which include a CPU and GPU on the same platform. The cache size is 6MB with memory type of DDR4-2400 embedded with AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL. Inside will be dual M.2 ports, while connectivity is confirmed as including two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two HDMI ports (front and rear), and two DisplayPort headers.