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Quad-core Intel Tiger Lake processor outscores AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X in Geekbench single-core test

Tiger Lake is based on a 10nm manufacturing process. (Image source: Overcluster)
Tiger Lake is based on a 10nm manufacturing process. (Image source: Overcluster)
A Tiger Lake processor from Intel has been spotted being put through its paces on Geekbench. The unnamed Tiger Lake-U quad-core chip posted 4,920 in the multi-core test, but its single-core score was quite outstanding. At 1,400 points, this places the Intel processor ahead of such enthusiast-level chips as AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X.

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A Geekbench database entry unearthed by Tum Apisak has put the spotlight on an impressive single-core performance from an Intel Tiger Lake-U chip. The record has the label “Intel Corporation Tiger Lake Client Platform”, and the processor involved is a quad-core SKU with 8 threads and a 2.3 GHz base frequency. The multi-core score of 4,920 is unsurprisingly nothing to get excited about in regard to low-power, low core count chips.

However, the single-core score of 1,400 points is quite immense. Alleged Geekbench scores for a Tiger Lake-U processor have turned up before, with a presumed engineering sample, measured at a base frequency of 1.19 GHz, managing a decent 1,189 points. It’s well known that these records can be fabricated, but if genuine it seems Intel really has something to counter AMD’s strong Ryzen 4000 APUs with.

The system in this test had 16 GB of memory to help push performance, which if it had been recorded in Geekbench’s processor benchmarks table, would leave this mysterious Tiger Lake-U chip in second position just behind Intel’s Core i9-9900KS. The nearest offering from AMD in this particular chart is the above-mentioned Matisse processor, the Ryzen 9 3950X, on 1,312 points.

Intel Tiger Lake-U processor. (Image source: Geekbench)
Intel Tiger Lake-U processor. (Image source: Geekbench)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-01-23 (Update: 2020-01-23)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.