Intel has done a great job of keeping us waiting for great advances in processor architecture, but Tiger Lake could start changing that. The first generation of 10 nm core processors was practically a no-show, and the second generation of 10 nm processors with Intel Ice Lake processors was only recently found on Ultrabooks. Comet Lake Processors that still run on Intel's immortal 14nm architecture.
At CES 2020 Intel paid much attention to the next generation of mobile processors for its upcoming Tiger Lake processors. Mainly because Intel fights against the competition with mobile AMD Ryzen 4000 processors that are close to desktop performance .
In a nutshell
- What is it? Intel 10 nm core processor architecture
- When is the time? At the end of 2020 at the latest
- How much does it cost? There may be no consumer price
Intel Tiger Lake release date
Intel hasn't confirmed Tiger Lake release date, but if you listened closely to the Intel CES 2020 press conference may have heard of Tiger Lake units shipped to OEMs “this summer,” meaning the second or third quarter is too late.
When it is shipped to OEMs, it means that it will come later. So it won't be until the second half of 2020 and it could easily take until the fourth quarter for the laptops to ship with Tiger Lake processors.
Intel Tiger Lake Prize
It is not to be expected that the Tiger Lake processors from Intel will receive an individual price, as they are currently available directly OEMs go for laptop builds. This means that the actual price of the chips is never really paid by consumers.
However, we can assume that they may end up in an environment similar to Intel Ice Lake chips. And even if consumers don't buy them directly, Intel offers some price suggestions. Here are the prices that Intel suggested for a number of Ice Lake processors when bought in bulk:
- Intel Core i7-1065G7: $ 426 (around £ 325, AU $ 620)  Intel Core i5-1035G7: USD 320 (approximately GBP 245, AU $ 465)
- Intel Core i3-1005G1: USD 281 (approximately GBP 215, AU $ 410)
Intel Tiger Lake specifications
Intel's Tiger Lake chips are labeled 10 nm +, although this is Intel's third iteration of a 10 nm chip. It looks like Intel isn't doing much of its first 10nm Cannon Lake (19459003) that was as good as a phantom.
In any case, we expect Intel Tiger Lake to further refine the 10 nm process used, which is likely to provide decent performance with a low base clock (somewhere in the ballpark from 1.0 to 1.2 GHz) and additional headroom for Boost clocks (over 4.0 GHz for Core i7 models).
We will likely see dual-core and quad-core versions of the Intel Tiger Lake chips, but it is not clear whether we will see higher core numbers. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Some leaker @TUM_APISAK benchmarks that leaked early suggest that a four-core Tiger Lake chip can outperform a six-core Comet Lake chip, reports Wccftech . Intel claimed double-digit performance gains over previous generation chips. However, Tiger Lake will compete against AMD's eight-core Ryzen mobile processors, and this matching could be a different story.
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There was some speculation that Tiger Lake processors a would support new generation of RAM specifically LPDDR5. In this case, the transmissions would be doubled, the power consumption reduced and the energy-saving mode "deep sleep" activated. Given that DDR5 is just in the sampling phase, according to our friends from PCGamer Tiger Lake will likely stick to DDR4 unless there are a number of Cannon Lake style delays ,
However, there are some confirmed specifications for Tiger Lake. First, the chips come with built-in Wi-Fi 6 which gives them enhanced wireless connectivity. You also get Thunderbolt 4, which offers the same bandwidth of 40 Gbit / s as Thunderbolt 3 and the new USB 4.0 standard like Intel our colleagues at Tom & # 39; s Hardware communicated.
Intel could also get faster connections if Tiger Lake supports PCIe 4.0, as suggested by TechPowerUp . PCIe 4.0 support should be available next to Comet Lake desktop processors according to Tom & # 39; s Hardware but Intel had trouble getting them to work. However, this does not necessarily mean that the Tiger Lake architecture faces similar difficulties. When Intel introduces PCIe 4.0, it is what AMD offers with its Zen 2 architecture, but would ultimately not change much for consumers if Tiger Lake never escaped the mobile processor space (although this is more advantageous in something like the Ghost Canyon NUC ).
The Tiger Lake processors are also supported by AI and Intel Xe Graphics . This AI optimizes performance and may have a special trick that can be used to shift the balance of power between the CPU and GPU to provide a boost when needed. We will keep this page up to date and learn more about Tiger Lake.