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Apple yesterday confirmed the rumors that we’ve been hearing in tech circles for years; that it would be pushing Intel aside as its chip supplier for Macs. Instead, Apple has decided to pursue its own processor designs based around Arm architecture rather than x86. There should be some pretty sizable costs savings for Apple by bringing processor design in-house, and it allows for broader compatibility across all of its hardware families, including the ability to run iPhone and iPad apps in macOS 11 Big Sur. The folks in Cupertino are also banking on significant performance-per-watt gains over its currently-deployed Intel-based systems, and future Intel processors in the pipeline.... Read more...
Acer has announced a bunch of new notebooks and desktops aimed at the gaming crowd and those looking for thin & light machines for portability. The first of the machines falls into the Thin & Light category and is called the Swift 5. Acer touts the machine as its newest ultrathin-and-lite notebook that features next-generation Intel Core processors. The Swift 5 features Intel's 11th generation Core (Tiger Lake) processors with onboard Xe graphics, and can be fitted with an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX 350 GPU. Despite the powerful hardware inside the machine, Acer is still able to keep it under 2.2 pounds and only 0.59-inch thick. The computer maker also designed the Swift 5 with a touchscreen... Read more...
Go ahead and mark your calendars, just be sure to use a pencil or an erasable pen (and not permanent market), because it looks as though Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake processors will be arriving on July 27. That is the date a pair of Acer Swift 5 laptops with Tiger Lake hardware are slated to launch, according to a couple of product listings at a Dutch retailer. We have been hearing about Tiger Lake for a long time now, and even Intel has talked about its successor to Ice Lake. However, as of this writing, Intel has not formally launched its 11th generation Core processors or announced exactly when they will arrive. We are definitely getting close, though, as earlier this week Intel's Ryan Shrout... Read more...
How many times are we going to spy leaked benchmarks for Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake processors? At least one more time, apparently. Once again, the unreleased Core i7-1165G7 has made a cameo in a benchmark database, this time by hitching a ride on an upgraded Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1 system that is also not yet available (as configured). It is actually a pair of benchmark leaks that give us yet another glimpse of the Core i7-1165G7, along with a Core i7-1135G7, both spotted by Twitter user APISAK. The first one comes by way of a UserBenchmark database entry. Have a look... Source: APISAK (Twitter) via UserBenchmark According to the benchmark entry, the Core i7-1165G7 is a 4-core/8-thread processor... Read more...
Earlier this morning, Intel’s Gregory "GB" Bryant and Ryan Shrout had some interesting banter on Twitter regarding a Tiger Lake-based prototype notebook. Shrout teased that he had something “incredibly cool” he wanted to show off, but needed clearance from the top brass to do so. GB (as Bryant is known) appeared to shoot down the request, but that was obviously all in good fun, because a few hours later, Shrout Tweeted a video clip spilling the beans anyway. What the video clip shows is a prototype, Tiger Lake-based, thin and light Ultrabook, smoothly running Battlefield V on Intel’s Xe graphics engine. The game was configured to run at 1080p (1920x1080), with the High-Quality... Read more...
It would not be a Thursday without another Tiger Lake benchmark leak (or a Wednesday or a Tuesday, or any day that ends in "Y"). We have seen a lot of leaked Tiger Lake data over the past several weeks, and this latest one pits an upcoming Core i7-1165G7 processor with Gen12 graphics against AMD's already-launched Ryzen 7 4800U with Vega graphics. Tiger Lake has yet to materialize in finalized form, though Intel must be close to doing so. It sure seems that test systems are already in the hands of OEMs, developers, and possibly reviewers (for the record, we don't have any Tiger Lake rigs on hand). Hence why these kinds of leaks keep appearing, particularly over at 3DMark's database. Part of the... Read more...
Leaks surrounding Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake architecture have ramped up in recent weeks, culminating with some promising benchmarks surrounding the integrated Xe graphics that will be included. Today, a flood of alleged internal slides have leaked that detail much of the architecture and features that underpin Tiger Lake. For starters, there will be both Tiger Lake-Y and Tiger Lake-U processors available, in a 4+2 (CPU+GPU) configuration. Tiger Lake-Y processor have a nominal TDP of 9 watts, but that can be adjust – per the OEM – from as low as 5 watts to as high as 15 watts. Tiger Lake-U, on the other hand, will have a nominal TDP of 28 watts, with lower setting of 10W and... Read more...
One of the ways Intel is going to make its upcoming Tiger Lake processors purr is with an upgrade in graphics performance. Tiger Lake will debut with Intel's Xe graphics architecture in tow, which Intel promises will deliver a "huge leap" in performance, while perhaps giving us a taste of bigger things to come in the discrete space. While we wait for Tiger Lake, some leaked benchmarks have emerged. More accurately, more leaked benchmarks have found their way to the web. There have been a bunch of Tiger Lake and Xe graphics leaks already, some more promising than others. These latest unofficial benchmarks fall decidedly into the "promising" category, as they seemingly show Tiger Lake trouncing... Read more...
When it comes to unreleased hardware, we can always count on Twitter benchmark sleuths to uncovers prototype hardware making the rounds. In this latest instance, Rogame has discovered additional references to an unreleased Tiger Lake-U processor due later this year. For those that need a refresher course, Intel's Tiger Lake architecture will underpin its 11th generation processor families. While Intel's current 10th generation Ice Lake-U processors are built on 10nm process tech using Sunny Cove CPU cores, Tiger Lake-U will use 10nm+ process tech and feature Willow Cove CPU cores. The specific processor in this latest leak -- which is likely the Core i7-1165G7 -- is showing... Read more...
Intel is planning to release its Tiger Lake CPUs in a few months, and there is nothing Carol (*bleeping*) Baskin can do about it. How do we know this? Intel CEO Bob Swan confirmed the launch time frame during a conference call with investors, in relation to the chip maker's first quarter financial results that were posted yesterday. Swan also suggested this will not be a paper launch, but accompanied by dozens of laptop models. "In the middle of this year, we’ll debut our next-generation mobile processor, Tiger Lake. Using our second-generation 10-nanometer process, Tiger Lake will deliver breakthrough performance, and our customers have more than 50 fantastic Tiger Lake-based notebook... Read more...
Little by little, we are seemingly getting glimpses of Intel's 11th generation Tiger Lake lineup, by way of various leaks and rumors. So it goes today—it has come to attention that over at 3DMark, there is a benchmark entry for what is likely either a low power Tiger Lake-Y processor for thin and light laptops, or perhaps a Tiger Lake-U CPU. The database entry only provides some basic information. Intel has not yet released or even announced specific Tiger Lake SKUs, so it is not unusual for software applications to leave identifying fields blank, or even misreport specifications. In this instance, the CPU in question is shown as being manufactured on a 0-nanometer node with a 0-watt TDP.... Read more...
Intel has been promising that its next-generation Xe graphics cards would be impressive gaming beasts. Earlier this year at CES 2020, Intel claimed that Xe would offer a double-digit performance uplift over the Gen11 graphics found in Ice Lake. Today, we’re getting a good look at what kind of performance that Xe will deliver thanks to a leaked benchmark of a Tiger Lake processor. This unnamed Intel mobile processor is pitted against the Ryzen 9 4900HS, which is the flagship member in AMD’s new Renoir mobile chip family.  The Ryzen 9 4900HS is an 8-core/16-thread processor with base/boost clocks of 3GHz and 4.3GHz respectively. Also on deck is a Vega 8 GPU... Read more...
Back in January we brought you news of Intel's NUC 11 family that is in the product pipeline. At the time, we were made privy to the "standard" Panther Canyon family and its more enthusiast-oriented Phantom Canyon counterpart. Today, however, FanlessTech has provided an update on the launch timetable for the NUC 11 family of mini PCs. According to an Intel roadmap update, both Panther Canyon and Phantom Canyon are on track to launch during the second half of 2020. This new information lines up with what we already know about Tiger Lake, as Intel has reaffirmed on multiple occasions that its 11th generation 10nm+ processors would ship during the latter half of 2020. Intel... Read more...
Intel has been refreshingly honest about its beleaguered progress with the 10nm process node, which was delayed many times, allowing AMD to gain an advantage with its 7nm Zen 2-based family of processors. With that being said, Intel does have 10nm Ice Lake processors currently making the rounds in the notebook segment, and its 10nm+ Tiger Lake processors are on track for release later this year. The company was even more frank today about the status of its 10nm process node at the Morgan Stanley Tech, Media & Telcom conference this week. Intel CFO George Davis warned that 10nm is not going to be this big savior for the company’s chip operations. This is despite the fact that... Read more...
One of the most highly anticipated hardware releases pegged for 2020 is Tiger Lake. Tiger Lake is the follow-up to 14nm Comet Lake and 10nm Ice Lake in the mobile processor realm, and is built on a refined 10nm+ process node.  The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has the scoop on some early examples of Tiger Lake that are currently being shipped to system integrators. The EEC listing references two SKUs: UMTU5KIS2B and UMTU5KIS3B. The former references a “Tiger Lake Si Only Upgrade Kit", while the latter is said to be a "Tiger Lake Si Only Upgrade Kit (Beta) Development Kit". It would make sense that Intel is sending out these development boards so that its partners can begin the... Read more...
It's been over two years since Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book 2, and it looks as though the company is ready to move on with a new generation. The Surface Book 2 is running some seriously outdated -- by modern standards -- hardware including 7th generation Intel Core processors Pascal-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. However, the next-generation Surface Book 3 is finally coming into focus thanks to 3DMark benchmark leaks. The listings were found by reliable leaker _rogame, who a number of configurations for the convertible. The first configuration features an Intel Ice Lake-based Core i7-1065G7 processor (4 cores/8 threads) and a GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU. Another configuration... Read more...
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. As for the Geekbench scores, the unidentified Tiger Lake-U processors manages to deliver single-core and multi-core... Read more...
It was just back in November when Intel officially launched its Frost Canyon NUC 10 family powered by 10th generation Comet Lake-U processors. But today we're already getting a look at their successors, and as you might imagine, they're powered by Intel's next-generation Core architecture. According to a fresh leak from FanlessTech, Intel will be releasing Panther Canyon and Phantom Canyon NUC 11 machines, and both will be powered by 11th generation Tiger Lake-U processors complete with Intel's much ballyhooed Xe graphics architecture. Panther Canyon is the more "mainstream" NUC 11 and will be spec’d accordingly: Processors: Tiger Lake-U (28w)... Read more...
Early yesterday morning at CES, Intel gave us a sneak peek at its upcoming Comet Lake-H mobile processors, which will boast up to 8 cores/16 threads and hit boost clocks of 5GHz+. But Intel saved perhaps the most interesting (and important) processor news for last night, when it gave a demo of working Tiger Lake silicon on stage during its keynote address. Tiger Lake is the successor to Ice Lake, and is built on a refinement of Intel's 10nm microarchitecture (10nm+). Intel hasn't given any specific timetables for the launch of Tiger Lake, but previous roadmaps have indicated that it will launch during 2020, and slides from last night's presentation stated that is "coming soon". Intel's... Read more...
CES 2020 is just kicking off, and Intel is making the rounds with some new product releases that are sure to entice on-the-go gamers and content creation types out there. The company announced that its OEM partners will soon be shipping laptop systems powered by 10th Generation Comet Lake-H processors. These Comet Lake-H processors are rated with TDPs of up to 45 watts, and are still based on Intel's 14nm++ microarchitecture. This announcement is targeted at beefing-up the top-end of Intel's dominant mobile CPU stack as AMD readies its Ryzen 4000 series offering for announcement later today. For now, details surrounding these new chips are a bit thin at this point but there are some high... Read more...
Intel's first Tiger Lake processors, which are based on the 10nm process node, aren't expected to debut until the latter half of 2020. However, that isn't stopping early engineering samples of the chips from making an appearance in popular benchmark software. In this case, benchmark entries in both Geekbench 5 and SiSoftware were uncovered by TUM_APISAK. The Geekbench entry shows a 4-core/8-thread processor operating with a base clock of 1.19GHz. Given the "Y" designation, the low clock speed shouldn't be too surprising, as these are ultra-low power mobile processors. Intel's Y-Series typically have a TDP in the 9W range, even lower than the 15-25W U-Series. We're also expecting 12MB of L3 cache... Read more...
Intel is set to give its mobile processors a major bump in L3 cache starting with its Tiger Lake-U lineup due out next year, according to newly leaked data. Assuming the information is accurate, Tiger Lake-U will see a 50 percent increase in L3 cache, going from 8MB to 12MB. That breaks down to 3MB of L3 cache per core on a quad-core CPU (up from 2MB currently). L3 cache is essentially a slower version of L2 cache, but is much faster than a system's main memory. It used to be built into the motherboard. These days L3 cache resides on the CPU itself and is shared across all physical cores—in this case, each core would get a 3MB chunk of the 12MB allotment. L3 cache can improve performance... Read more...
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