At this point we already know quite a lot about the upcoming mobile Intel Tiger Lake thanks to the many rumors and leaks from them. Now, the web was reportedly fragments of the Intel documentation that can confirm the previous leak and reveal new information about the future CPU integrated graphics. Submitted images, though not of high quality but look quite similar to the presentation to Intel partners.
Tiger Lake processors will replace the current mobile chips Ice Lake. Like its predecessors, they will be made at 10-nm process technology, but improved and refined. Intel will release two series of chips: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake Y and-U. In the first case, TDP is 9 watts, but notebook manufacturers will be able to reduce it down to 5 watts. In the case of Tiger Lake-U by default, the TDP will be set to 28 watts, and laptop manufacturers will be able to reduce it to 15 or 10 watts. Recall that in most relevant Ice Lake-U standard TDP is 15 watts and it can be increased to 25 watts.
Tiger Lake processors will be produced in configuration “4+2”, which means there are four CPU cores Willow Cove, and the two “cores” integrated graphics with the Intel architecture, X e (12th generation). The graphical part will include up to 96 execution units (Execution units, EU), that is, up to 768 shaders. Thus Intel plans to compete with integrated graphics Vega of second-generation mobile processors Ryzen 4000.
We should also pay attention to the hardware video codec with the new graphics. According to the data, graphics Intel 12-th generation will offer support for decoding modern standards AV1, 12-bit VP9 and H. 265/HEVC. In the end, the new “insertions” Intel will be able to provide video playback at resolutions up to 8K at 60 FPS.
It is also reported that Intel was to increase the performance of the integrated graphics of the 12th generation in Tiger Lake in two times in comparison with the graphics of the 11th generation of Ice Lake. This corresponds to a recent leak on the performance of Intel X e. And compared with older graphics ninth generation (Comet Lake, and many other CPU) performance should grow up to four times.