Tiger Lake Architecture: New CPU and GPU in 2020

Up to now not a lot is known on the upcoming Tiger Lake chips. Intel announced at the investors day that Tiger Lake will come in 2020 as a successor to Ice Lake. It integrates a new CPU core architecture, new Xe graphics card (Gen12) and the latest display and I/O technology. Tiger Lake should show up in two mobile flavors - as a U-series for laptops (15 Watt TDP) and Y-series for fanless devices (9 Watt TDP). Both should feature four processor cores in the highest variants.

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Intel Tiger Lake-U Gen12 Xe graphics will offer improvements in power delivery and HW-accelerated video encode/decode. (Image Source: Intel)

Leaked slides confirm Tiger Lake-U Gen12 Xe's 2x graphics boost over Ice Lake, a new FIVR implementation, and HW-accelerated 12-bit HEVC/VP9 encode-decode

Leaked slides pertaining to the multimedia capabilities of Tiger Lake-U's Gen 12 Xe GPU confirm the 2x graphics improvement we reported earlier in comparison with Ice Lake-U. The slides confirm previously reported native 12-bit HE...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 27 May 2020 09:34:00 +0200
Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Extreme will feature a GTX 1660 Ti. (Image Source: FanlessTech)

Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Extreme with 28 W Core i5 Tiger Lake-U 4.4 GHz boost and GTX 1660 Ti spotted; RTX 2070 Super Max-Q variant also expected

An Intel Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Extreme powered by a Tiger Lake-U CPU and the GTX 1660 Ti has made its appearance on the 3DMark Time Spy database. The CPU score and clock speeds indicate that this NUC 11 Extreme engineering sample ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 27 May 2020 08:11:00 +0200
SHIFT13mi: A sustainable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet with a fast Core i5 processor. (Image source: SHIFT)

SHIFT13mi: A sustainable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet with a fast Core i5 processor

The SHIFT13mi is a new detachable 2-in-1 tablet that focuses on sustainability. The device combines high performance with a modular design that should make it more repairable than many of its peers.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 22 May 2020 20:46:00 +0200
Intel Tiger Lake finally manages to outclass AMD Renoir at least in the iGPU department. (Image Source: Intel)

Exclusive | Updated: Intel Tiger Lake Gen12 Xe iGPU offers significantly better performance than Ice Lake Gen11 at same TDP, finally surpasses Vega 8 in AMD Renoir

We have received exclusive 3DMark Fire Strike results pertaining to Tiger Lake-U Gen12 Xe iGPUs, which are slated to be available as 48, 80, and 96 EU parts. The results seem to indicate that Xe can offer nearly twice the performance of corresponding Ice Lake Gen11 at the same TDP while also surpassing the Vega 8 in the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U; thus, bringing Intel to the forefront of mobile iGPU performance.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 21 May 2020 18:41:00 +0200
The separate wireless game controller can be attached on each side of the mini laptop. (Source: One-Netbook)

One-Netbook One-GX 1Pro 7-inch laptop powered by Intel Tiger Lake-Y CPUs gets leaked specs, scheduled to go up for pre-orders on May 30

Unlike the GPD Win Max models that come with Intel Ice Lake CPUs, One-Netbook's One-GX1 mini laptops are supposed to be powered by Tiger Lake-Y CPUs, but these chips do not have a clear release date as of now, so, even though the ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 20 May 2020 15:53:00 +0200
Intel Jasper Lake based on the Tremont architecture could feature Gen11 integrated graphics. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel Tremont-based Jasper Lake Pentium and Celeron CPUs could feature Gen11 integrated graphics

A 3DMark listing of an unnamed Jasper Lake part has surfaced online. Jasper Lake-based Pentium and Celeron SKUs are touted to be based on the Intel 10nm Tremont architecture and may also feature Gen11 integrated graphics, which is...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 19 May 2020 09:45:00 +0200
The unspecified Tiger Lake U chip clocks at 2.8 GHz (Image source: Intel)

2.8 GHz Tiger Lake U chip with 4 Willow Cove cores and 8 threads spotted: leaves 8-core 16-thread 4.2 GHz Ryzen 7 4800U unfazed

A benchmark listing spotted by tipster @_rogame indicates that premium Tiger Lake U chips will run as high as 2.8 GHz. Whether that's enough to bridge the gap with the eight-core sixteen-thread Ryzen 7 4800U, though, remains to be...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 17 May 2020 10:11:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad 2020 Roadmap Leak: Affordable workstation P15v/T15p; X12, X1 Nano & X1 Titanium later this year with Intel Tiger Lake

Update | Lenovo ThinkPad 2020 Roadmap Leak: Affordable workstation P15v/T15p; X12, X1 Nano & X1 Titanium in Q4 2020 with Tiger Lake

A roadmap detailing Lenovo's plans for 2020 and its ThinkPad line has leaked. Most models included in the roadmap have already been announced, but there are a few interesting details: Tiger Lake, Intel's third 10 nm CPU platform, ...
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 06 May 2020 16:21:00 +0200
Eve has made an important choice about the V2's design. (Source: Eve Devices)

Eve V 2020: the "community-designed" tablet's looks have now been determined

Eve Devices is a start-up that routinely invites its fans to inform its upcoming products with their opinions and ideas. For example, it had developed 3 different concepts for its 2020 tablet between which this audience was to cho...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 29 Apr 2020 22:23:00 +0200
All the connectors appear to be placed at the back. (Image Source: PCWatch)

One-Netbook's 7-inch OneGX1 mini laptop is a miniaturized Alienware Area-51m with Intel Tiger Lake CPUs and 5G support

Unlike GPD's Win Max mini laptop, the OneGX1 from One-Netbook is a bit more compact since it does not integrate game controller buttons, but it may also prove a bit faster as it is supposed to integrate Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs. Th...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 28 Apr 2020 16:08:00 +0200
Renoir and Tiger Lake-U versions of the VivoBook 14 are on their way. (Image source: Asus)

Asus is refreshing the VivoBook 14 with Ryzen 5 4500U, Ryzen 7 4700U and Core i7-1165G7 models; NVIDIA GeForce MX350 inbound for Tiger Lake unit too

Not only is Asus planning on bringing the NVIDIA GeForce MX350 to Renoir processors like the Ryzen 7 4700U, but it is also keen on doing the same with Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake-U series architecture. Coming in the form of a refr...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:00:00 +0200
Tiger Lake's Gen12 Xe may offer tough competition for AMD Vega iGPUs. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel Tiger Lake Core i3 Fire Strike Graphics score indicates Gen12 Xe can finally offer some competition to AMD Vega iGPUs

Leaked 3DMark Fire Strike scores of what appears to be an Intel Tiger Lake-U Core i3 processor shows good gains in GPU performance over Ice Lake even though CPU scores see only modest improvements. The Fire Strike GPU score also i...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:41:00 +0200
The new GeForce MX series is due in 2H 2020. (Image source: NVIDIA)

Possible NVIDIA GeForce MX450 spotted with TU117 GPU, 540 MHz base clock and 2 GB of GDDR6 VRAM on 3DMark

NVIDIA is bringing its Turing architecture to its GeForce MX series, an example of which has now appeared on 3DMark. Sporting a 540 MHz base clock and 2 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, the possible GeForce MX450 is based on the TU117 GPU, the s...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:55:00 +0200
The Core i7-1185G7, Intel's premier Tiger Lake-U series processor? (Image source: Intel)

3.0 GHz base clock at 28 W? Intel Core i7-1185G7 Tiger Lake processor appears on 3DMark

Intel is having a rough ride of it lately, with AMD giving the company another kicking with its Ryzen 4000 series APUs. Now, a 28 W Tiger Lake-U series processor has appeared on 3DMark Time Spy, the Core i7-1185G7. While the quad-...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:45:00 +0200
Will Tiger Lake-U CPUs help Intel regain supremacy in the mid-range laptop market? (Image Source: PCmag)

10 nm Intel Tiger Lake-U CPU spotted inside a Microsoft Surface Laptop, performs better than the Ryzen 7 4700U

The latest 3DMark tests reveal that the 2.7 GHz / 4.3 GHz quad-core/octa-thread Tiger Lake-U should be faster than the Ryzen 7 4700U and its Gen 12 Xe iGPU could end up 10-20% faster than that of the Ryzen 7 4800U. These results w...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:21:00 +0100
Could Tiger Lake match the Ryzen 4000 series on graphics performance (Image source: Intel)

Possible Tiger Lake chipset challenges the Ryzen 7 4800U on GPU performance in 3DMark 11

Ice Lake may well still be finding its way into laptops, but more examples of the Tiger Lake architecture are appearing online. One such benchmark listing has a 10 nm Tiger Lake chip challenging the GPU performance of the Ryzen 7 ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:09:00 +0100
The Ryzen 7 4800U delivered 40 percent higher CPU performance than Tiger Lake U on Time Spy (Image source: Vortez)

The Ryzen 7 4800U powers past Tiger Lake U in Time Spy with 40 percent higher CPU performance

Leaked Time Spy CPU scores for AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7 4800U show massive gains over both the older Ryzen 7 3780U and Intel's yet-to-be-released Tiger Lake U lineup.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:12:00 +0100
The Intel Xe DG1 does not seem to offer much in terms of compute power. (Image Source: Videocardz)

Intel Xe not really convincing? First Intel Xe DG1 dGPU Geekbench 5 OpenCL score sees it trailing behind six-year old laptop GPUs

A Geekbench 5 compute score of what is likely to be the Intel Xe DG1 dGPU has surfaced and the result isn't really convincing. The Xe DG1 seems to trail behind six-year old mobile GPUs in this particular benchmark. Even if we cons...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 05 Mar 2020 15:26:00 +0100
Tiger Lake's Xe DG1 iGPU will support native HEVC and VP9 12-bit encode-decode. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel Xe DG1 in Tiger Lake to feature native 12-bit HEVC and VP9 support, more laptops with HDR displays inbound?

A GitHub page for the Intel Media Driver for Video Acceleration API (VAAPI) has surfaced detailing the multimedia capabilities of Intel iGPUs including the Xe DG1 in Tiger Lake. From the video encode-decode support matrix, we get ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:59:00 +0100
One of the five possible design choices of the next device from Eve. (Image via Eve)

Eve sheds light on plans for its next device

Eve has given some details on the development of its next device, a 2-in-1 successor to the V. The Eve community will have a large amount of say in the direction the next device takes. Eve CEO Konstantinos Karatsevidis also explai...
Sam Medley, Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:53:00 +0100
Leaked DG1 SiSoft Sandra scores indicate that the Xe LP part is 50 percent slower than the GTX 1050 Ti (Image source: Intel)

Intel Xe in trouble: Leaked Intel DG1 Sisoft Sandra scores are 51 percent slower than the GTX 1050 Ti

Leaked SiSoft Sandra scores for Intel's Xeon LP DG1 indicate that the GPU runs far worse than expected: as much as 50 percent slower than the GTX 1050 Ti. The leak adds credence to rumors of corporate infighting at Intel over majo...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:25:00 +0100
Leaked Timespy figures indicate the existence of lower-tier Tiger Lake U SKUs (Image source: Intel)

New Tiger Lake U leak: 2.2 Ghz and 2.7 GHz configs; massive CPU performance delta hints at future OEM cooling shenanigans

Leaked Timespy scores hint at the existence of lower-tier Tiger Lake U SKUs. A massive difference between the 2.2 GHz and 2.7 GHz config scores implies that OEM cooling solutions could make or break performance.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:27:00 +0100
NVIDIA is working on a Turing-based MX350 successor.

Exclusive | NVIDIA planning a Turing-based MX350 successor to take on Intel Tiger Lake's Xe DG1 iGPU, will be a GTX 1650-class chip with PCIe Gen4 support

NVIDIA is working on a Turing-based successor to the upcoming MX350 dGPU, according to our sources familiar with the matter. The new MX GPU will be based on the TU117 GPU found in the GTX 1650 and will be the first Turing card to feature PCIe Gen4 support. The TU117 MX GPU is designed to take on the Xe DG1 iGPU in Intel Tiger Lake processors and is expected to come in two variants with different package sizes.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 10 Feb 2020 13:03:00 +0100
Both AMD and Intel are offering strong mobile processors for laptop OEMs. (Image source: HardZone)

Intel Tiger Lake U chip shows AMD's Ryzen 7 3780U APU the door in Time Spy test but still has to face Renoir

A processor from Intel’s Tiger Lake family has been spotted achieving a credible score on 3DMark’s Time Spy test. The Tiger Lake-U chip racked up scores of 1,300 in the GPU test and 4,400 in the CPU test. A low-power APU from AMD'...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:06:00 +0100
Tiger Lake is based on a 10nm manufacturing process. (Image source: Overcluster)

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

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 po...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:02:00 +0100
Phantom Canyon may be the NUC 11 Extreme on launch. (Source: FanlessTech)

Panther Canyon is the Intel NUC 10 Performance series' successor: new leak

According to a new leak, Intel has a replacement for the NUC 10 Performance mini-PCs in the works. It apparently goes under the heretofore-unknown code-name Panther Canyon, and will be powered by Tiger Lake-U processors with Xe gr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:38:00 +0100
Intel Tiger Lake CPUs with Xe DG1 graphics are expected to ship in notebooks this year. (Source: Intel)

CES 2020 | Intel previews 10nm+ Tiger Lake with Xe DG1 graphics and integrated Thunderbolt 4

Shortly after AMD's Ryzen 4000 APU announcement, Intel showed a preview of the upcoming Tiger Lake processor with integrated Xe DG1 graphics. Not much information was revealed about the processor itself apart form highlighting the...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:40:00 +0100
The new Tiger Lake chip has much-improved IPC (Image source: Segmentnext)

New quad-core 1.2 Ghz Tiger Lake CPU appears on Geekbench, races past Comet Lake

Tipster @TUM_APISAK uncovered Geekbench scores for two quad-core Tiger Lake U chips. These 15-25W parts appear to have a significant IPC uplift, outscoring the hexa-core i7-10710U on single and multithreaded tests.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 18 Dec 2019 10:13:00 +0100
Intel's Tiger Lake processors are expected to be launched in 2020. (Image source: SegmentNext)

Alleged Tiger Lake Y chip makes more of a purr than a roar in Geekbench test

A Tiger Lake Y processor has seemingly been spotted on Geekbench delivering some very unimpressive results. However, it’s likely that if the record is genuine then Intel may be simply testing an early engineering sample (ES) that’...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 05:19:00 +0100
Intel's 10nm plans on the desktop are still some time away from fruition. (Source: ExtremeTech)

Intel refutes rumors of eliminating 10nm from the desktop, but don't expect anything till 2022

Fresh rumors have surfaced indicating that Intel would scrap 10nm on the desktop altogether and instead, directly launch 7nm Meteor Lake chips sometime in 2022 as 10nm has not yet reached the high clocks and yields required for de...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:38:00 +0200
The next generation of Intel iGPUs may be in testing at present. (Source: Intel)

A 96 EU iGPU described as Intel Gen12 surfaces on Compubench

The Compubench site has added a listing for a "genuine" Intel CPU that is integrated with a "Gen12 Mobile Graphics Controller". This, then, may be the integrated graphics solution that is said to launch alongside Tiger Lake chipse...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 29 Sep 2019 15:48:00 +0200
Tiger Lake-U will bring more than just FinFET refinements. (Image source: Intel)

Tiger Lake-U spotted in Intel GFX CI bootlog; more than just a 10 nm refinement?

The Intel Tiger Lake-U series may be over a year from the big time, but plenty of information about the 10 nm Ice Lake-U successor has appeared online. Last month we saw a UserBenchmark listing and now an Intel GFX CI bootlog spot...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:13:00 +0200
Tiger Lake will be Intel's first 10 nm U series processors. (Image source: FrAndroid)

Intel Tiger Lake U processor annihilates the Core i7-8665U and Ryzen 7 3700U in UserBenchmark, scores up to 13% more than the Core i9-9980HK in the process

Tiger Lake U is not expected to arrive until Q2 2021 at the earliest, but two listings have already appeared on UserBenchmark, and they put the current crop of mobile processors to shame. Tiger Lake U is likely to be Intel's first...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:06:00 +0200
Intel NUC gaming Ghost Canyon and Phantom Canyon on schedule for 2020-2021 launch according to new leak

Rumor | Intel NUC gaming Ghost Canyon and Phantom Canyon on schedule for 2020-2021 launch according to new leak

The next generation Intel mini PCs will purportedly drop Kaby Lake-G and Radeon graphics in favor of 9th gen Coffee Lake-H, Tiger Lake-U, and dedicated Nvidia Turing graphics with a custom vapor chamber cooling solution. The non-g...
Allen Ngo, Sun, 11 Aug 2019 21:30:00 +0200
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