6C/12T Kaby Lake-G Processor with Vega M Graphics Rumored

Intel, AMD graphics deal

Intel have already announced their Kaby Lake-G family of processors, which incorporated AMD’s Vega graphics and HBM2 memory in a multi-chip module (MCM). Rumor has it that the brand-new ‘Core’ processor will also be available in a 6-core, 12-thread variant, in addition to the quad-core design.

Intel Planning a 100W 6 Core Kaby Lake-G Processor with AMD Vega GPU

Recent reports suggest that Intel will be launching the Kaby Lake-G in two different tiers of CPU. The top-tier product will feature a 100W TDP and will be aimed at mini-ITX desktops and NUCs.

The other processor will be rated at 65W that will go into high-performance ultraportable notebooks. Both will come with Vega integrated graphics that has a dedicated HBM2 memory stack on-package.

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Intel Kaby Lake-G processor with AMD Vega graphics

The 100W variant is also said to feature more Vega compute units as well as higher GPU clock speeds. Not only this, but it will also get a CPU core bump. According to German ComputerBase.de, samples of the Kaby Lake-G with 6 cores and 12 threads are already out in the wild.

The 6C/12T processors have a core clock of 2.4GHz, which is significantly slower than the 3.1GHz on the quad-core model, but it’s typical with almost all the early engineering samples.

Intel Core i7-8709G Specs Leaked – 4 Cores, 8 Threads Clocked up to 3.9GHz

As for the quad-core Kaby Lake-G, a video has surfaced on YouTube revealing a few specs of the Intel Core i7-8709G. The chip features 4 cores and 8 threads clocked at 3.10 GHz with 3.90 GHz Turbo Boost.

The i7-8709G has Radeon RX Vega M (694C:C0) graphics core with 4GB of HBM2 across a 1024-bit bus interface. The GPU engine runs at 1.19 GHz with memory clocked at 800 MHz, offering a bandwidth of 204.8 GB/s.

Previous reports also point to a Core i7-8809G processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. It also features 4 cores and 8 threads but offers up to 4.1GHz clock speed.

Initially, Intel will launch only quad-core processors. You can expect an announcement at CES 2018 tech fair, which runs January 9-12.