Vega GL in i7-8809G may not be (true) Vega after all (TomsHardware)
Would be nice if AMD were able to put out a response to this. Intel's is:
This is a custom Radeon graphics solution built for Intel. It is similar to the desktop Radeon RX Vega solution with a high bandwidth memory cache controller and enhanced compute units with additional ROPs.
As with any new shocking development, rumors have swirled around Intel's "Kaby Lake-G" since AMD announced it was selling custom graphics chips to its longtime chip rival. Many of the early reports suggested that Intel was purchasing previous-generation "Polaris"-based silicon. Intel later quashed the rumors when it gave us the full rundown of its new Kaby Lake-G processors with Radeon RX Vega graphics. But recent discoveries throw those credentials into question.
We recently tested the Kaby Lake-G Core i7-8809G in Intel's Hades Canyon NUC. As we noted in our coverage, many third-party utilities weren't reporting certain parameters correctly, such as package power consumption and temperatures. That certainly isn't out of the ordinary for pre-release hardware. Given the obvious lack of optimization for the new processors, we chalked these disparities up to reporting errata.