Tiger Lake will be the star processing platform of the virtual event that Intel will celebrate on September 2, where it will also announce news in its graphics business with the first dedicated in 20 years, advances in the Lakefields that will feed folding devices and the new Rocket Lake-S for desktop computers.
Tiger Lake will open 11th generation Intel Core processors. It will be the successor processing platform to the current Ice Lake, with 10nm process manufacturing, CPU optimizations, AI accelerators and independent level integrated graphics based on the new Xe graphics architecture.
Intel promised in its previous announcement “A drastic increase in performance in the field of AI and a quantum leap in graphics performance”. Improved performance at the CPU level is expected with the Willow Cove cores, increased work frequencies and the L3 cache, while advances in the graphic section should come from the new integrated Gen12. It will be the first platform to have built-in support for the new Thunderbolt 4 interface, as well as Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, USB 4.0 and a mobile broadband option.
Tiger Lake at HP Pavilion
The Tiger Lake will be intended (in principle) for mobile computing and an HP Pavilion laptop has been commissioned to confirm this. It has appeared without previous announcement on a product page, later removed, but online long enough for some users to have published a screenshot of its specifications and it can still be seen on a cached version from HP website.
The notebook is part of HP’s consumer goods line, which indicates that these Tiger Lake will occupy the entire spectrum of mobile computing. The listed processor is a Core i7-1165G7. The CPU has four processing cores (twice as many threads), but where it really stands out is in its working frequency, with a high base of 2.8 GHz and some superlatives 4.8 GHz in turbo mode.
A significant increase over the 1.3 / 3.9 GHz equivalent of the current Ice Lake equivalent. We also see a 50% increase in the size of the third-level cache, from 8 to 12 Mbytes. If we add the potential of the new Gen12 integrated graphics based on the new Xe architecture, we can conclude that the Tiger Lake will be a breakthrough. And it is necessary for Intel considering the threat posed by the new AMD APUs, Ryzen 4000 Mobile series.
Listed Specifications HP Pavilion (Model 13-bb0027nr)
The HP Pavilion comes complete with a 13-inch display, 16 Gbytes of RAM, and a 512 Gbyte PCIe solid state drive powered by a 32 Gbyte Intel Optane. This ultraportable is not bad at all (remember intended for mass consumption) as a sample of the possibilities of these Tiger Lake. On September 2 we will tell you all the details.