First 10nm Intel Tiger Lake processor shows up on SiSoftware — Dual-core with 1.8 GHz boost
Intel gave a sneak peak as to what to expect from the 'Tiger Lake' platform during its Investor Meeting earlier this month. Now, it looks like the first chip belonging to the new architecture has found its way to the SiSoftware benchmark database. The SiSoftware listing shows identifies the new chip as 'Intel Tiger Lake Client Platform'.
From the listing, we get to see that this 'Tiger Lake' CPU could be a low-power mobile part with two cores, 1.5 GHz base and 1.8 GHz boost clocks, and 2 MB L3 cache. Tiger Lake is aimed at ULV use cases so the specs seem to be in tune with that. Gauging from the specs, this looks to be a lower rung SKU and at this point, we aren't really sure about Hyperthreading support. The benchmark also classifies it as 'Low Performance'. Apart from this, there is not much to learn from the entry itself.
For those not in the know, the 10nm Tiger Lake processors scheduled for a 2020 launch will be the successors to Ice Lake and Lakefield. Tiger Lake will see a new Willow Cove core architecture (successor to Sunny Cove), integrated Intel Xe graphics (Gen12) that can drive an 8K monitor or multiple 4K ones, and next gen I/O. According to Intel, Tiger Lake is in the final stages of development and the company has working silicon running Windows and Chrome OS.
Intel also claimed that Tiger Lake offers up to four times the graphics performance of Whiskey Lake and up to twice the performance of Amber Lake but the comparisons weren't really an apples-to-apples due to differing power envelopes. Further details about Tiger Lake are still unknown but hopefully, we will get to see more processor benchmarks in the wild later this year.
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