The 11th Generation of Intel Processor with codename Tiger Lake is around the corner and the benchmarks reflect faster performance, more efficient architecture, much-improved GPU performance. Overall, Tiger Lake processors are all set to offer significant improvements to tenth generation Ice Lake processors.
Intel’s Iris Plus integrated GPUs in 10th Generation CPUs offered great improvements in the overall graphics performance compared to Coffee Lake. This time, Intel has developed a new weapon called the Xe Graphics to power the Tiger Lake processors.
We still don’t have the official release date for this new generation of processors but, they’re expected to hit the market as early as 2021. Laptops models from manufacturers like Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc will also be refreshed in early 2021 as soon as Intel releases its new line-up.
Specs and performance
Intel’s processors range from energy-efficient to gaming mobile CPUs; hence, it is next to impossible to guess the exact specifications of all the models but, we do know that these processors will be manufactured on 10nm process. The Tiger Lake range is also expected to be a tad bid faster with its speed topping at 4GHz for the top end core i7 model.
Much like the previous generation of processors, the i3 variants will be dual-core and i5, i7 will be Quad-Core CPUs. It is safe to expect that the upcoming Surface Go laptops will be powered by the i3 variants.
Considering the latest Ryzen 4000 series come with up to eight cores the expectations of Intel bringing eight cores to the top-end i7 variant were high but, the recent leak suggests only four cores and eight-thread setup.
Now, the leaked i7-1165G7 doesn’t completely beat the Ryzen 7 4800U but, considering Tiger Lake processors are still under development it is not very well optimized.
Tiger Lake is definitely going to be a significant upgrade in the ultra-portable laptops segments as they can now yield impressive results.