At CES 2018 Intel announced the first series of the much anticipated Core i5 and i7 chips with Radeon graphics. Those parts incorporate a Kaby Lake microprocessor, a Vega M GPU, and 4 GiB of HBM2 cache.
Exiting stealth mode, Esperanto, a small start-up lead by Dave Ditzel has unveiled their high-performance RISC-V cores they have been working on. Their first product will be a 4,096-core manycore processor designed for accelerating AI workloads.
Capping off a great year, AMD CEO Lisa Su opening address at IEDM 2017 highlighted key challenges for the future, predicting a paradigm shift in the design of processors and systems that will deliver another decade of performance gains.
Intel has announced they will be introducing an 8th generation processor featuring a discrete AMD Radeon GPU along with HBM2. Using Intel’s new EMIB packaging interconnect technology, the single-chip solution provides higher performance while delivering a smaller form factor than comparable solutions.