Mobile computing is an area of particular interest. In fact, Intel has announced a host of new products, partnerships and exciting platform-level innovations that will transform the way people focus on what they do, create content and interact. And one of the first innovations – excluding the arrival of Intel Comet Lake-H – is given by the Intel “Tiger Lake” processors that will replace the tenth generation Intel Core “Ice Lake” or “Comet Lake” chips on which many are still based of notebooks / tablets announced at CES 2020.
Intel Tiger Lake
Tiger Lake will be ready by the end of the year and will bring Intel’s ambitious vision for mobile computing to life, with revolutionary progress in all directions and experiences that matter. During the press conference, Intel did not provide many technical details on the chips, but we already know that they will be much more “compact” processors than the previous ones: the photo, which we took, shows a Tiger Lake-U chip compared to what it should be the smallest notebook motherboard made to date.
With optimizations that include CPUs, AI accelerators and integrated graphics based on the new Intel Xe graphics architecture with a level comparable to dedicated graphics, Tiger Lake processors will provide double-digit performance boosts, huge AI performance improvements, a big jump in ahead of the graphics performance and quadruple of the transmission capacity compared to USB 3.0 thanks to the new integrated Thunderbolt 4 connectivity (and integrated support for Thunderbolt 3 of course).
They will be produced with a 10nm + production process but they will also be the first chips with integrated Intel Xe graphics, which should offer dedicated GPU performance. And this is an interesting factor, which will probably help Intel to face AMD’s competition which – with its Ryzen 4000 Mobile and Radeon Vega – promises 59% better graphics performance than the previous generation.
Intel Tiger Lake
In recent years, Santa Clara has focused on the performance of its integrated graphics and Iris Plus is an example but – except for the high-end Intel Ice Lake chips – no other processor can boast similar benefits (including the Intel Comet Lake at 14 tenth generation nm). Intel’s push in graphics does not stop at the integrated subsystems, but goes further: Santa Clara has provided some advances on its first dedicated Intel Xe graphics (codenamed DG1) showing it grappling with the Destiny 2 PC game but without adding details on real performance.