Latest leaks from Intel’s website revealed specifications for Intel’s upcoming “Kaby Lake + AMD Vega” multi-chip module, the Core i7-8809G. Previously a number of these specs were already sniffed out by Futuremark SystemInfo, but new leak shows a key feature – dual integrated graphics. The specs sheet confirms that the chip combines a 4-core/8-thread “Kaby Lake” CPU die with an AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics die. The CPU is clocked at 3.10 GHz and also confirmed that its Turbo Boost frequency is up to 3.90 GHz. The L3 cache amount is maxed out an 8 MB. The reference memory clock is set at dual-channel DDR4-2400. One prominent feature to notice is this CPU comes with an unlocked base-clock multiplier.
Intel has described its integrated graphics solution as both the AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH, and the Intel HD Graphics 630 located on the “Kaby Lake” CPU die. This indicates that Intel could deploy a mixed multi-GPU solution that’s supported by software, balancing graphics loads between the HD 630 and RX Vega M GH, depending on the load and thermal conditions. Talking about TDP, Intel has rated the TDP of 100W, with a rider stating “target package TDP,” since there’s no scientifically-correct way of measuring TDP on a multi-chip module. Intel could build performance-segment NUCs with this chip, in addition to selling them to mini-PC manufacturers.
Specifications of the RX Vega M GH continue to impress us, as we know so far is that it has its own 4 GB HBM2 memory stack over a 1024-bit wide memory interface, ticking at 800 MHz (204.8 GB/s memory bandwidth), and a GPU engine clock of 1.19 GHz. Even if this chip offers performance somewhere in the neighborhood of the discrete Radeon RX 570 4 GB, so it should make this chip a killer entry-level gaming solution in one package for gaming iCafe, entry-gaming PC, and performance AIO markets.