To start the year, the Intel India website has published small details on Intel processors with Intel's first Radeon RX Vega Graphics. In the overclocked processor table, which accompanies Core i9 processors, Core i7-X and 8th Generation K are listed Intel Core i7-8809G processors, quad core processors with two graphical options listed.
The Core i7-8809G is not part of what Intel officially announced in its press release, but on Intel's overclocking web page here, it is listed as a quad-core processor with hyperthreading, which supports basic frequency of 3.1 GHz, has 8 MB L3 cache, TDP 100W 'Target', and supports two DDR4-2400 channels. Intel lists both graphics circuits: integrated graphics (iGPU, or IGP) as 'Intel HD Graphics 630', and package graphics (pGPU) as 'Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics'.
There are several things that need to be ruled out of this information.
It looks like Kaby, not coffee
The fact that it's listed as a Core i7-8000 series processor might make the user think that this is the Coffee Lake processor, the most recently launched series of mainstream processors that have the 8000 series name. However, the Core i7 Coffee Lake based parts all have six cores, while it has only four, which will suggest it to be Kaby Lake processor. Another arrow that leads to Kaby Lake is the fact that Intel Graphics is called 'HD Graphics 630', which is named as UHD Graphics with Coffee Lake. The third arrow is memory support, which is up to DDR4-2400, compatible with Lake Kaby while Coffee Lake supports DDR4-2666 on its Core i7. Then another nail in this story is that for a long time, this section was unofficially labeled 'Kaby-G'.
Graphic Radeon RX Vega M GH: Vega Confirmed
The AMD graphics part of this chip is listed as Radeon RX Vega, which confirms that it uses the latest Vega architecture from AMD. It's called 'Vega M GH Graphics', which is pretty undefined at this point. The website does not specify how many units are counted in the GPU, so it's not clear whether 'GH' will show how strong, or anything else.
Back when Intel announced that this product went to market (no details details), we were told that the graphics will have access to high bandwidth memory, HBM2, and will connect to AMD graphics using Intel's EMIB technology. Currently we still have no confirmation of how much HBM2 memory is in this product, although most media expect it to be 2GB or 4GB.
100W with CPU Core-H: Graphics and HBM Have Most of That Budget
The Target 100W TDP packet is also listed differently on other processors in the table, because with a combined disk-grade GPU combined, the power window must be properly managed. I suspect that when Intel actually launches this processor family, there will be a discussion of how processor power management will work and how to distribute it. This table does not provide a turbo frequency, so it may still be determined at this time coinciding with the power budget.
Intel at its original launch stated that they are using a Core-H class CPU for Intel products with Radeon Graphics, which means the CPU portion is around 45W. This will cause ~ 55W left behind for the graphics, which are at the RX 550 level: 8 CUs, 512 SPs, running at 1100 MHz. There is no point AMD has installed up to 10 CU Vega in its 15W processor, so with Intel i7-8809G products, Intel may have gone further and slower: judging from the size of silicon in the mockup, this could be more 20-24 CU Design built in 55W-75W windows, depending on how the power budget is played between CPU and GPU. We are waiting for more information, of course.
It's Listed with a Socketable Desktop Processor
I will add that Core i7-8809G is listed in the table with other desktop processors. There is no mobile processor in this table, which one can expect that the processor is aiming for the desktop / socket motherboard. It would be very easy for Intel to turn it on to a qualified Coffee Lake motherboard solution, as long as the combined packet size is appropriate (and the power management of the Coffee Lake motherboard overcomes the Vega and CPU graphics). Judging by the renderer provided by Intel, it does not look that way, so it's possible that we are seeing a new motherboard / socket combination, or maybe it will only be sold as an onboard CPU, similar to the Intel Atom processor. Assuming it was made available to build a home altogether, that is.
G for Graph
Back when we discovered that Intel was planning to change the lower Xeon lower line name to Xeon E, we postulated that in the same leak, a group of processors with 'G' in the name might be related to a special model with extra graphics, most likely supported with cheap Radeon AMD graphics. This list for i7-8809G reinforces the case that 'G' focuses on the graphical side of the equation (does the Xeon E section have Radeon graphics, we do not know yet).
CES is next week
I imagine this list will come down pretty quickly. The product page linked to this chip rated 404. The annual CES show next week, which will be the prime time for Intel to announce this new product. We are in the process of contacting Intel for information.
Intel's official announcement of its initial announcement was:
'The new product, which will be part of our Intel Core 8 family, brings together our high performance Intel Core H-series processors, Second Generation Memory Bandwidth (HBM2) and third-party discrete graphics from custom-to-Intel chips from AMD's Radeon Technologies Group * - all in one package processor. '
'In close collaboration, we designed a new semi-custom graphics chip, which means it's also a great example of how we can compete and work together, ultimately delivering good consumer innovation the power sharing framework is new. connections made specifically by Intel among processors, discrete graphics chips and special graphics memory. We have added software drivers and unique interfaces to semi-custom discrete GPUs that coordinate information among the three elements of this platform. '