Intel Tiger Lake-U Busts Out Killer Single-Thread, Strong Multithreaded Performance In Benchmark Leak

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We've been hearing quite a bit about Intel's 11th generation Tiger Lake processors recently, and the company is tipped to launch the product line during the second half of 2020. Today, we're getting an early look at what kind of performance Tiger Lake will bring to the table when it launches.

Benchmark sleuth TUM_APISAK uncovered Geekbench 5 results for a 4-core/8-thread Tiger Lake-U processor clocked at 2.3GHz. There's not much else to speak of on the hardware side of things other than to point out that this particular system is configured with 16GB of DDR4 memory.

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As for the Geekbench scores, the unidentified Tiger Lake-U processors manages to deliver single-core and multi-core scores of 1400 and 4920 respectively. The big takeaway here is the single-core score, which shows that single-threaded performance has been improved dramatically compared to existing Intel processors -- even outpacing the beefy Core i7-9750H.

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At CES 2020, Intel claimed that Tiger Lake, which will be produced on a refined 10nm manufacturing process -- would offer a "double-digit" uplift in performance over its predecessors. Intel also confirmed that Tiger Lake will support the next-generation Thunderbolt 4 standard with a 4x increase in performance compared to USB 3.2 Gen 2.2.

But perhaps the biggest addition to Tiger Lake will be the inclusion of the Gen12 "Xe" graphics engine. Intel says this will offer a "huge leap" in performance over Gen11 graphics currently incorporated into Ice Lake processors. 

Earlier this week, we got an early glimpse at Intel's NUC 11 products, which include Panther Canyon and Phantom Canyon. Both make use of Tiger Lake-U processors with a TDP of 28 watts.