Inside The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1: Cooling Intel Kaby Lake G
LAS VEGAS, NV — We sat down with @Dell at CES 2018 for a look inside the new XPS 15 2-in-1 that features Intel and @AMD ‘s latest technology fused onto a single #KabyLake G package. @Intel ‘s surprising announcement that it would integrate AMD’s #Radeon Vega graphics into its 8th-Gen H-Series processors also brought along other new technologies, such as Intel’s EMIB technology that ties the embedded HBM2 to the discrete Vega graphics. Melding the strengths of AMD’s Vega graphics architecture with Intel’s 8th-generation Kaby Lake-R processor cores could unlock tremendous potential, but as with every new design, it presents unique challenges. Cooling is going to be an important consideration for Kaby Lake G, especially for thin devices. Our quick glance inside the unreleased XPS 15 gives us an idea of how OEMs will tackle the challenge.