Intel is clearly realigning its strategy after observing AMD’s scorching pace within the desktop CPU space. The company has begun aggressively testing mobility CPUs with integrated Xe graphics. The latest to appear online is the 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake-U Quad Code CPU with onboard Xe Graphics Chip. The mobility CPU, built on the newly finalized 10nm Fabrication Node is reportedly faster than Intel Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7.
Intel’s 11th Gen 10nm+ Tiger Lake-U Quad-Core CPU has appeared online on Sandra benchmark. The mobility CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads that appeared online appears to be an engineering sample, but the results are quite promising. After Intel is finished finetuning the same, it could offer a tough competition to AMD Renoir Ryzen 4000 Mobility CPUs with integrated Radeon Vega Graphics which are based on the ZEN 2 Architecture.
Intel 10nm+ 4C/8T 15W Tiger Lake-U 11th Gen Mobility CPU Benchmark Leaks Online:
The latest 11th Gen Intel Mobility APU to appear online, the 10nm+ 4C/8T 15W Tiger Lake-U, posted a score of 401.96Mpix/s in the Sandra benchmark. A comparable Intel Ice Lake-U chip, the Core i7-1065G7, scored 378.63Mpix/s. It is important to note that the Tiger Lake-U and Ice Lake-U chips have configurable TDPs. The 11th Generation Intel Core family is expected to be segmented in the Tiger Lake-U family which will feature 15W standard and 25/12W cTDPs. Hence it is not clear which CPU was running at what TDP.
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Speaking about comparative performance, the Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 scores around 278.10Mpix/s. The Core i5-9300H scores around 306.11Mpix/s, and the Core i3-10100 quad-core scores around 382.61 Mpix/s. Such comparative scores are ample indicators about the capabilities and power of the Tiger Lake-U chip. Moreover, the sample tested was clearly an engineering sample or an early prototype. This means the final scores should be even higher.
It is interesting to note that the Tiger Lake U APUs are quite optimized in the TDP department. Simply put, these next-generation 10nm+ APUs can confidently and reliably sustain higher clocks better than its predecessor using the same wattage. Overall, these new chips are expected to perform much better than the previous generation 15W TDP Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake CPU.
Intel 10nm+ 4C/8T 15W Tiger Lake-U 11th Gen Mobility CPU Specifications, Features:
It is amply clear that the latest benchmark results are of an early engineering sample, and, hence, final specifications would most likely be different. Nonetheless, the results do offer some information about the new generation of Intel Mobility CPUs which will be part of the 11th Generation Core family segmented into 15W standard and 25/12W cTDPs. This particular CPU has a base clock speed of 2.70 GHz and a boost clock speed of up to 4.30 GHz. The CPU also carries 12 MB of L3 cache and 5 MB of L2 cache.Earlier leaks have indicated that Tiger Lake CPUs would carry 3 MB L3 cache and 1.25 MB of L2 cache per core. That’s a 50 percent bigger L3 cache and about a 2.5x increase in the total L2 size. Interestingly, the benchmark reports the test platform as ‘Normal Desktop’, but it is clearly inaccurate. This is because Intel’s U/Y series processors are meant for mobility platforms.
The Intel Tiger Lake CPUs will have the new Willow Cove cores replacing Sunny Cove cores which are currently featured on Ice Lake processors. Combined with increased cache, new transistor-level optimizations, and enhanced security features, these new Intel mobility CPUs would also pack the Xe GPUs. These improvements should collectively help deliver a 2x increase in performance over the Gen 11 GPU featured currently on Ice Lake chips.