An unlikely partnership between Intel and AMD has led to the birth of the i7-8809G, a CPU with a name that just rolls off the tongue and features Vega graphics with stacked HBM2 memory to save space and allow for thin and light notebooks with more powerful graphics. The processor will be a kaby lake CPU from the H line, that is the most powerful of the mobile processors. It has appeared on Intel’s website on the list of overclockable processors, which is a good sign for anybody who wants to squeeze out some extra performance. Specifications have appeared on the Intel website showing that the processor has a base clock speed of 3.1GHz, 4 cores and 8 threads and a total TDP of 100W. The CPU part has a 45W TDP allowing 55W for the graphics chip.

The chip was listed along with the overclockable desktop X series processots and Coffee Lake CPUs so this suggests that it may not be a mobile release as originally thought however the graphics linked to this are listed as Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics which sounds very much like a mobile chip but of course all we can do is wait and see. There have also been rumours of other G series chips with different numbers of graphical compute units.