Leaked benchmarks for Intel CPUs with AMD graphics are exciting news for laptop gamers
Intel and AMD may be processor rivals, but as we saw at the start of this week, they’ve got together to produce a new Intel Core H laptop CPU which will feature Radeon graphics – and benchmarks have just leaked showing the power of Intel’s chips which have integrated AMD GPUs. The reported benchmarks spotted in the wild – and remember, nothing is confirmed at this point – show a pair of quad-core ‘Kaby Lake G’ processors with integrated AMD graphics, the Core i7-8705G and i7-8809G, both of which have a base clock of 3.1GHz and boost to 4.1GHz. They sport integrated Radeon graphics with 24 compute units and 1,536 stream processors, 4GB of HBM2 memory, with the GPU clocked at 1000MHz for the lesser model, and 1190MHz for the more powerful i7-8809G. As TweakTown observes, the faster GPU will offer around 3.3 TFlops of compute performance, which, if you wanted to draw a comparison with consoles, is about half of the Xbox One X’s power (but much closer to the PS4 Pro which stands at 4.2 TFlops). Of course, raw TFlops is far from the best and universal unit of comparison for GPU performance, but we won’t go into that now – rather, this is about the story the leaked benchmarks tell.