The results of testing the processor of the unannounced Intel Tiger Lake family, which is expected to appear on the market next year, were found in the database of the popular benchmark. Engineering sample 10-nm CPU with integrated graphics Intel Xe demonstrated an impressive level of performance, ahead of not only AMD solutions but also older models of the previous generation.
According to the announcement of Intel at the meeting of investors, the processors of the new line will be built on a 10-nm process and equipped with cores based on the architecture of Willow Cove. Compared with the family of Sunny Cove they, at the request of the vendor, will get a new integrated graphics, the improved structure of the cache memory, best performance and higher clock frequency.
The test results of one of the unannounced novelties have already been published in the database of UserBenchmark. The u-series Quad-core processor operates at a base clock speed of 1.2 GHz (up to 3.6 GHz in boost mode). Despite belonging to the mobile line, the processor demonstrated a level of performance comparable to the desktop Intel Core i7-8700K, the frequency of which is up to 4.5 GHz.
As for the built-in graphics in a number of scenarios, the CPU engineering sample in some scenarios was faster than AMD Vega 10 and even Intel Iris Pro.
It is expected that the family of processors Intel Tiger Lake-U with support for interface PCI-Express 4.0 will debut next year as part of gaming laptops and mini-PC NUC Phantom Canyon with discrete graphics accelerators. The date of the announcement, the list of models and the price of new products are not announced.