Tiger Lake Architecture: New CPU and GPU in 2020
Tiger Lake was first announced during the Architecture Day 2020 in August and is the successor to Ice Lake. It integrates a new CPU core architecture (Willow Cove microarchitecture), new Xe graphics card (Gen12) and the latest display and I/O technology.
Tiger Lake was introduced in the two U-series (UP3 and UP4) for thin and light laptops. UP3 is designed for 12-28 W TDP range for laptops (former U-series) and UP4 for smaller devices (like tablets and fanless designs) with a TDP range of 9-15W (former Y-series). The UP4 chips also comes in a smaller package. Both feature four cores and Xe graphics with up to 96 EUs. The LLC (last level cache or L3-cache) can be up to 12 MB.
Later (early 2021?) Intel will introduce the Tiger Lake-H series for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. It features up to 8 cores, 24 MB LLC and 32 EU Xe graphics. The PCH is discrete and not on the package as in the U-series.
Tiger Lake is produced in an improved 10nm process at Intel and called 10nm SuperFin. It combines enhanced FinFET transistors with Super metal insulator metal (MIM) capacitor. According to Intel this leads to the largest single, intranode enhancement in its history, comparable to a full-node transition.
Media and Display Features
Tiger Lake SoCs (partly) integrate Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 with up to 40GB/s bandwidth per port. Furthermore, PCIe Gen4 is now integrated with 8GB/s bandwidth to memory. In the U-series the chip only offers 4 Gen4 lanes for fast SSDs, in the H-series more lanes are expected (thanks to the discrete PCH 16 additional Gen4 lanes).
Tiger Lake UP3 and UP4 adds support for 8K60 HEVC/VP9/SCC and 8K30 AV1 compared to Ice Lake.
The iGPU now supports one more display pipe (now 4) with a maximum of 4 x 4K60 HDR and HDCP2.3. HDMI 2.1 support can be achieved vie DisplayPort 1.4 bridge (8K60).
For benchmarks of the Tiger Lake chips, see the CPU and GPU pages linked below or look at our benchmark test of the Intel development laptop featuring a Core i7-1185G7.
|Pos||Model||L2 Cache + L3 Cache||TDP (Watt)||MHz - Turbo||Cores / Threads||Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit||Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit||Cinebench R20 Single||Cinebench R20||Blender(-)||Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Single-Core Score||Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Multi-Core Score|
|Intel Core i7-1185G7||5MB + 12MB||28||3000 ‑ 4800||4/8|
|Intel Core i7-1165G7||5MB + 12MB||28||2800 ‑ 4700||4/8|
|Intel Core i5-1145G7||5MB + 8MB||28||2600 ‑ 4400||4/8|
|Intel Core i5-1135G7||5MB + 8MB||28||2400 ‑ 4200||4/8|
|Intel Core i7-1180G7||5MB + 12MB||9||2200 ‑ 4600||4/8|
|Intel Core i3-1125G4||5MB + 8MB||28||2000 ‑ 3700||4/8|
|Intel Core i7-1160G7||5MB + 12MB||9||2100 ‑ 4400||4/8|
|Intel Core i5-1140G7||5MB + 8MB||9||1800 ‑ 4200||4/8|
|Intel Core i5-1130G7||5MB + 8MB||9||1800 ‑ 4000||4/8|
|Intel Core i3-1120G4||5MB + 8MB||9||1100 ‑ 3500||4/8|
|Intel Core i3-1115G4||2.5MB + 6MB||28||3000 ‑ 4100||2/4|
|Intel Core i3-1110G4||2.5MB + 6MB||9||2500 ‑ 3900||2/4|
|Intel Pentium Gold 7505||2.5MB + 4MB||15||2000 ‑ 3500||2/4|
|Intel Celeron 6305||2.5MB + 4MB||15||1800||2/2|
|Intel Celeron 6205||2.5MB + 4MB||15||2/2|
Articles about Tiger Lake
Here you can find the newest Tiger Lake articles.
Acer vrooms ahead with the Porsche Design Acer Book RS featuring Intel Tiger Lake and a not-so-exorbitant price tag
Fujitsu announces the world's lightest 13.3-inch Lifebook laptops weighing only 634 g, Intel Tiger Lake and AMD Renoir processors in tow
Acer Swift 3x is an Intel Xe Max dGPU-powered laptop aimed at mobile content creators, starts from €899
More Intel Xe-HPG gaming GPU specs and performance info leak out
Acer launches Travelmate P4 & Spin P4 business notebooks with Intel Tiger Lake CPUs
Acer Spin 3 refreshed with 11th-generation Intel Tiger Lake CPUs, a 2K screen, and more
The new Acer Spin 5 comes with a 3:2 screen protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass
Intel's first Iris Xe Max discrete GPUs may initially launch in notebooks like the Asus VivoBook Flip 14
Deal | Dell Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 with 11th gen Core i5-1135G7 now available for $650 USD, is probably the least expensive Tiger Lake laptop at launch
Initial XPS 13 9310 Tiger Lake performance comparisons underline why Dell should release an AMD Ryzen 4000-powered XPS 13
Intel Pentium Gold steps up to 10nm thanks to a new Tiger Lake-based variant
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver Laptop Review: Great 15-inch Ultrabook with driver issues
Intel Core i7-10510U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 15.6" | 1.3 kg
ASRock NUC 1100 BOX: Intel Tiger Lake NUC Mini-PCs launched with 28 W CPUs and Iris Xe Graphics
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon announced; no US or European releases seemingly planned for lightweight Tiger Lake laptop
RazerCon 2020 | Razer launches the Tiger Lake version of the Blade Stealth
Leaked Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon listing confirms 16:10 aspect ratio for Tiger Lake laptop with up to 16 GB of RAM and Thunderbolt 4 ports
ThinkPad X1 Yoga & X1 Carbon 2021 leak: Renders supposedly show the new ThinkPad flagships with 16:10 screens
Exclusive | Intel Tiger Lake-H, Alder Lake-P and Alder Lake-S detailed: Alder Lake to offer up to 8C/16T configs with Xe LP, DDR5-4400 RAM, Wi-Fi 6E, and PCIe Gen5 support
Tiger Lake Iris Xe G7 and GeForce MX350 are neck-to-neck in 3DMark — so why is the Intel chip still so much slower when gaming?
The Asus ZenBook UX371 with the OLED Panel need some fine-tuning
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Intel Tiger Lake is pouncing onto the HP Envy x360 13 and Envy 13 this November alongside Thunderbolt 4 compatibility
HP Spectre x360 14 ups the ante with 3:2 OLED display and Intel Tiger Lake for $1199 USD
Update | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano: Extremely lightweight 16:10 ThinkPad goes up against Dell XPS 13 9310
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425E Review: 11th Gen Core i7 "Tiger Lake" Debut
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14" | 1.2 kg
Acer Swift 5 Sneak Peek Preview: Tiger Lake iGPU attacks Entry-Level GeForce
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14" | 1 kg
Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371 Review - Compact Convertible with Tiger Lake and OLED
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Gigabyte readies new BRIX PRO mini PCs with Intel Tiger Lake-U CPUs
The Lenovo Thinkbook 15 Gen2 now has a hidden compartment to store Bluetooth earbuds for video conferencing
Lenovo announces ThinkBook 14s Gen 2 laptop lineup with Intel Tiger Lake and AMD Ryzen 4000U processors
Lenovo launches ThinkBook 14s Yoga convertibles with Tiger Lake processors
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 & E15 Gen 2: First affordable Tiger Lake ThinkPads with Thunderbolt
Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 launched with 11th-generation Intel processors, Wi-Fi 6, Thunderbolt 4.0, and more
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 gets refreshed to include Intel Tiger Lake, Xe graphics, Evo, and Thunderbolt 4, but RAM and storage continue to be non-upgradeable
Dell XPS 13 9310 and XPS 13 9310 Developer Edition get customary Intel Tiger Lake upgrades and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
The GeForce MX450 looks set to offer tremendous gains over the Intel Iris Xe and AMD Radeon RX Vega series after limping through the disappointing GeForce MX250 and MX350
A new leak may point to a Tiger Lake-based Huawei laptop in the works
Intel plans to release Tiger Lake-powered NUCs codenamed Tiger Canyon
Intel announces IoT-specific variants of Tiger Lake Core i3, i5 and i7 processors
Lenovo announces a ThinkPad X1 event for September 29th
HP Pavilion 13: Compact Tiger Lake laptop launched in three colours for US$679.99
HP Pavilion 14 launched with Intel Tiger Lake processors, an NVIDIA GeForce MX450 GPU and a UHD display
Intel Core i7-1185G7 reference design laptop benchmarks confirm iGPU gains over the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U in a Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 but the CPU part still suffers from core count envy
Intel Core i7-1185G7 in Review - First Tiger Lake Benchmarks
Intel Core i7-1185G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14"