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New Intel Processors 2018 | The Latest Intel CPUs Including QSV in 2018

Latest Intel Processors List | Which 2018 New Intel Processor You Should Get

Intel [1] put a revolution on its new processor at the beginning of 2018. Collaborating with AMD, new 8th Gen Intel Core processors will be wrapped with Radeon RX Vega Graphics [2] to drive the performance to a new high level and deliver excellent user experience of gaming, multitasking, video processing and more. In 2018 Q1, several new Intel processors were announced. What are them? Which of them is worth to buy? Let's check the full list of the latest Intel CPUs including QSV [3] in 2018.

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Intel Core i3-8130U Processor
The 8th generation Intel i3 model was launched in early 2018 as the same as traditional i3 models with 2 cores relying on hyperthreading. Not AMD Radeon graphics but Intel UHD Graphics 620 (integrated graphics unit) was packed in this 2018 new Intel model supporting resolution up to 4K @60Hz, Intel Quick Sync Video, DirectX to well handle UHD video processing, virtual reality, gaming and other entertainment jobs. Intel Optane Technology brings efficient and stable performance for tasks, and Intel Online Connect offers security for online browsing, logins and payment.

Intel Core i5-8305G Processor
Intel announced i5-8305G but hasn't launched it yet. This upcoming Intel processor has 4 cores based on Kaby Lake G architecture. Till now, it's the first i5 model using AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics as discrete graphics with the ability of H.264/H.265 hardware encoding/decoding plus Intel HD Graphics 630 (processor graphics) including QSV to deliver grossly fast speed to stream, play and edit videos. On the other hand, HBM2 memory and 65 Watt TDP uplifts the performance to make it superior to implement demanding tasks.

Intel Core i7-8705G/8706G/8709G/8809G Processor
With i5-8305G processor, there are another 4 Intel i7 chips powered by AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics were announced in CES 2018. Due to the discrete GPUs plus 4GB memory, computing on content creating, 4K video editing, game-play and multi-tasking arrives with outstanding performance. What we should mention is "deep immersive VR experience" on portable laptops and mini-PC benefiting from new Intel processors with Radeon graphics. 3D processing goes easier and smoother, from 3D image creation, 3D rendering/shading and other challenging tasks.

Although the new Intel i7 CPUs roughly share the same features and technologies, there are some differences. The following specifications comparison may give you a hand for choosing the most appropriate model. All differences are highlighted.

Model i7-8705G i7-8706G i7-8709G i7-8709G
Cores 4 4 4 4
Threads 8 8 8 8
Cache 8MB 8MB 8MB 8MB
Memory Size/Type 64GB/DDR4-2400 64GB/DDR4-2400 64GB/DDR4-2400 64GB/DDR4-2400
Processor Base Frequency 3.1GHz 3.1GHz 3.1GHz 3.1GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 4.1GHz 4.1GHz 4.1GHz 4.2GHz
Supplemental Information 65W Package TDP 65W Package TDP 100W Package TDP 100W Package TDP
Discrete Graphics
Name
Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics
Discrete Graphics
Max Dynamic Frequency
1011 MHz 1011 MHz 1090 MHz 1090 MHz
Discrete Graphics
Base Frequency
931 MHz 931 MHz 1063 MHz 1063 MHz
Discrete Graphics
Compute Units
20 20 24 24
Discrete Graphics
Memory Bandwidth
179.2 GB/s 179.2 GB/s 204.8 GB/s 204.8 GB/s
Discrete Graphics
H.264/H.265 Hardware Encode/Decode
Y, H.265 10-bit Y, H.265 10-bit Y, H.265 10-bit Y, H.265 10-bit
Processor Graphics
Name
Intel HD Graphics 630 Intel HD Graphics 630 Intel HD Graphics 630 Intel HD Graphics 630
Processor Graphics
Base Frequency
350 Mhz 350 Mhz 350 Mhz 350 Mhz
Processor Graphics
Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.1 GHz 1.1 GHz 1.1 GHz
Processor Graphics
Video Max Memory
64GB 64GB 64GB 64GB
Discrete/Processor Graphics
4K Support
4K @ 60Hz 4K @ 60Hz 4K @ 60Hz 4K @ 60Hz
Discrete/Processor Graphics
Max Resolution
4096x2160 @ 60Hz 4096x2160 @ 60Hz 4096x2160 @ 60Hz 4096x2160 @ 60Hz
Discrete/Processor Graphics
DirectX Support
12 12 12 12
Discrete/Processor Graphics
Open GL Support
AMD Radeon:4.5
Intel HD Graphics 630: 4.4
AMD Radeon:4.5
Intel HD Graphics 630: 4.4
AMD Radeon:4.5
Intel HD Graphics 630: 4.4
AMD Radeon:4.5
Intel HD Graphics 630: 4.4
Intel Quick Sync Video Y Y Y Y
Intel vPro Technology N Y N N
Intel TSX-NI N Y N N
SIPP
(Intel Stable Image Platform Program)
N Y N N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology N Y N N

Bottom Line: So far, there are all new Intel processors which were and will be released in 2018. All those processors are not pricing at present. Nobody is sure for that Intel will launch more new and powerful chips in the following days. But we will keep pace with Intel and update the list with new or upcoming Intel processors in 2018 once Intel gives the announcement.

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Related External Sources:
[1] Intel - the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip makers based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs)...
[2] Radeon RX Vega Graphics - for extreme gamers looking to run their games at the highest resolutions, highest framerates, maximum settings, and who want cutting edge features to carry them into the future...
[3] QSV (Intel Quick Sync Video) - uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to decode and encode fast, enabling the processor to complete other tasks and improving system responsiveness.

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