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The new Intel NUC systems offer users up to 3 times the gaming performance when compared to the older Skull Canyon NUC systems launched a year ago.

Intel has launched the 8th Gen Intel Core processor with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics.

The GH variant has 24 compute units and can be clocked up to 4.2GHz, while the GL variant packs 20 compute units and can be clocked up to 4.1GHz for the i7 model and 3.8GHz for the i5.

However, the new series which termed as G-series will be available in Intel Core i5 and i7 models with Radeon RX Vega graphics chipset. It's also the only one of these processors that has the CPU, GPU, and HBM2 unlocked; possibly making it one of the only unlocked Intel processors without the -HK suffix.

"Our collaboration with Intel expands the installed base for AMD Radeon GPUs and brings to market a differentiated solution for high-performance graphics", Scott Herkelman, Vice President and General Manager, AMD Radeon Technologies Group, said in a statement.

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Intel announced new details about its 8th-generation chips, which include central processors (CPU) from Intel and graphics processors (GPU) from the company's industry rival AMD. The GPU and VRAM communicate over something called Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge or EMIB, a high-speed interface designed specifically for this processor.

Intel just launched the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor.

At first, there will be five SKUs - four went for customers and one with vPro. The company is apparently telling people that the custom Radeon RX Vega M can match the gaming performance of a GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q. Both the silicon giants have come together to show off a new mobile CPU coupled with an integrated GPU which will be equipped in future laptop and small computer products in the future.

Intel claims that compared to a three-year-old laptop using a Core i7-4720 CPU, devices (slimmed to under 17 mm) with this new processor can run up to hours on a single charge and offer 1.6x better productivity and 2.3X faster graphics. Intel says that systems accommodating this new design architecture can be expected in spring this year.

A heavy-hitter in the chip market like Intel throwing its weight behind VR could help add legitimacy to the technology, especially in the enterprise. "I believe that we will probably see a response from Nvidia, but it will be hard for Nvidia to accomplish the size reductions and efficiency of having everything in one chip like Intel has successfully accomplished".