Intel Core i7-8705G 8th Gen Quad-Core Laptop Processor with Radeon Graphics

The 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8705G is a high-end laptop processor. Its performance is among the best in the notebook CPU category. But, the i7-8705G is better known for its accompanying graphics processor. Besides the four main computing cores and the basic Intel HD 630 integrated graphics, the Intel Core i7-8705G additionally features a built-in Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics processor. It has much better gaming and graphics rendering capabilities than the common Intel HD-series. You can find more info on the Radeon RX Vega M GL here. This page is dedicated to the main processing part of the i7-8705G.

Intel Core i7-8705G Benchmark

Here’s a benchmark comparison of the Intel Core i7-8705G against the most popular laptop processors:

Intel Core i7-8705G Benchmark

As you can see, the Intel Core i7-8705G is near the top of the laptop processor performance list. This means it is suitable for demanding PC tasks like high-def video and photo editing or music production. And especially for software that can utilize the additional Radeon graphics for computing acceleration.

As a side note, the i7-8705G consumes more power than other notebook CPUs. It’s rated at 65 Watts. Chips with similar CPU performance like the i5-8300H and i7-8750H consume 45 Watts, while the mainstream laptop processors like the i5-8205U or i7-8550U consume only 15 Watts. But you should keep in mind that 65 Watts of the i7-8705G includes power consumption of the Radeon graphics. When you take that into consideration, the i7-8705G with the Radeon RX Vega M GL is a powerful processor & graphics solution with good energy efficiency.

Note: Performance and benchmark scores of the Intel Core i7-8705G may vary depending on the notebook's other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, benchmark results are good indicators of its performance in comparison to other chips.

Specifications of the Intel Core i7-8705G

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core i7-8705G:

Processor Name Intel Core i7-8705G
CPU Family 8th Generation Intel Core "Kaby Lake G"
Number of Cores Quad-core / 2 computing threads per core
CPU Clock Speed 3.1 - 4.1 GHz
Cache Size 8MB
Memory Support DDR4 (2400 MHz max. speed)
Integrated Graphics Intel HD 630

Radeon RX Vega M GL 4GB
Power Consumption 65 Watts
Production Technology 14-nanometer
Typical Use Gaming & high-performance laptops
Notable Technologies Intel HyperThreading (enables two computing threads per physical processor core)

Intel QuickSync Video (speeds up conversion of video files)

Intel TurboBoost (dynamically boosts performance of cores, depending on power and thermal headroom)

Virtualization (allows the processor to run multiple virtual platforms)
User Benchmark Average CPU Score 76
Year of Release 2018

Written by Dan on August 22, 2018

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