HP Spectre x360 spotted with new Intel-AMD Core i7-8705G, Asus and Dell could join in as well

3DMark entries for new laptops with the Intel-AMD MCM. (Source: TUM_APISAK/Imgur)
3DMark entries for new laptops with the Intel-AMD MCM. (Source: TUM_APISAK/Imgur)
A new HP Spectre x360 model has surfaced on 3DMark that features the Intel-AMD MCM. Specifically, the notebook seems to use a Core i7-8705G with Vega M GL graphics.

As we get closer to CES 2018, we are seeing more and more information leak to the web with regards to the Intel-AMD multi-chip module (MCM). Now, leakster TUM_APISAK, has posted screenshots of a 3DMark entry that shows a few notebooks already using the said CPU. While the leaked screenshot lists laptops from Asus, HP, and Dell that feature the Intel-AMD 'Kaby Lake-G' CPUs, TUM_APISAK details on Reddit that the HP entry refers to a new Spectre x360 convertible.

The interesting part about the leak is that there is in an indication that the upcoming HP Spectre x360 could feature the Intel Core i7-8705G with Vega M GL graphics sporting 20 compute units (CUs). We've just seen an accidental revelation directly from Intel about the Core i7-8809G that comes with the Vega M GH GPU. Given the target package TDP rating of 100W and a possible 55W TDP for the GPU component, we suspected that there could be anywhere between 20-24 CUs on the Vega M. If the leak turns out to be true, we could see multiple variants of the MCM with different CUs ranging from 20 to 24 as speculated. The Vega with the lower CU count could be designated as 'GL' and the one with higher CU count could be designated 'GH'. We are not quite sure what the 694E means, though.

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(Source: TUM_APISAK on Reddit / GRbUF8qUqYB4iPy on Twitter)
(Source: TUM_APISAK on Reddit / GRbUF8qUqYB4iPy on Twitter)

While the information itself can be presumed to be true, there are telltale signs in the leak, which indicate that it must be taken with a pinch of the proverbial salt. For one, the OS version for the HP listing indicates Windows 10 but lists the version as 6.3.16257, which actually refers to Windows 8.1 and even then, the minor build number is wrong. Next, the stock and turbo clock speeds for the Dell listing seem to have been interchanged and even if that were to be true, the 1.4 GHz base clock with a 3.1 GHz turbo boost seems to be a bit fishy for this package. All said and done, CES 2018 is closer than ever and we should be knowing more about the MCM and how OEMs plan to deploy it very soon. Stay tuned for more details.


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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-01- 3 (Update: 2018-01- 3)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.