After a ton of leaks and teasing, Intel has finally unveiled its 11th gen Tiger Lake chips, with the new Xe GPU. It also unveiled its new branding, along with new logos, including the subtle looking new Intel logo that was leaked a few days ago.
Intel is going with a focus on mobile chipsets with the 11th gen Tiger Lake chips, calling it the best platform for thin and light laptops. A ton of focus was on comparative performance with regards to AMD 4000 Renoir chips.
These chips come with Intel Iris Xe graphics, and a performance boost claim of 2.7x in content creation, 20% in productivity, and 2x graphics performance. Intel also introduced the Intel Evo brand, for high-performance chips with Xe graphics with the performance verified via the second edition of Project Athena. The verification includes responsiveness, longer battery life, instant wake, fast charging, and connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4.
11th gen Intel Tiger Lake chips are based on Intel’s 10nm++ process, with new Willow Cove cores, named 10nm SuperFin. This generation is an improvement upon the Sunny Cove platform. There’s a new internal design and the Xe GPU to put it at par with AMD’s latest Ryzen processors. Intel is claiming a 17-18% performance gain over the standard 10nm process.
The Tiger Lake generation will have 9 SKUs. 7 SKUs are going to be available in 2020, and two will be released next year. There are 2c4t variants and the standard 4c8t variants. The flagship chip is the Core i7-1185G7, a 4c8t chip with a base clock of 3.0 GHz, and a boost of 4.8 GHz.
These chips also support LPDDR5, PCIe 4.0, Thunderbolt 4.0, and USB 4. It looks like AMD has its work cut out for them with its next generation. Thoughts? Hit us up in the comments, down below!