Intel Tiger Lake-H roars for the first time
Intel is expected to unveil its high-end mobile processors based on 10nm architecture early next year. The manufacturer already released its Tiger Lake-U low-power series featuring up to four cores and eight threads, but a more powerful version of the processors based on the same architecture is already in development, as confirmed by Intel themselves.
Unlike the Tiger Lake-U series, the higher-end version will also have a limited GPU compute power. The U series offer up to 96 Execution Units based on Xe-LP GPU architecture, while the H-variants will be locked to 32 EUs. The series will focus on CPU performance and will be paired with discrete GPU options anyway, so it shouldn’t really matter to end-users. In the end, there is more power available to the CPU compute cores.
As revealed by the previous leaks, the Tiger Lake-H series will also be designed within a 45W power envelope, similarly to the previous high-end mobile series:
|TGL-UP3||BGA1449||15W~28W||2C / 4C / – / –||96|
|TGL-H35||BGA1449||35W||– / 4C / – / –||96|
|TGL-H||BGA1787||45W||– / 4C / 6C / 8C||32|
Today, a leaker APISAK discovered a first entry of such 8-core Tiger Lake processors at Userbenchmark. The platform on which the processor was tested is codenamed “Insyde TigerLake”. It appears to have been tested on a monitor with 2560×1600 resolution, which is certainly an unknown resolution for a gaming notebook, thus this is likely a desktop monitor and we are looking at very early testing within a lab environment, not a finished laptop:
Intel Tiger Lake-H testing platform
User benchmark has controversial methods of comparing Intel and AMD processors, so it would be wise to ignore these performance metrics till we see leaks from more reputable benchmarking platforms:
Intel Tiger Lake-H (8-core/16-thread) at Userbenchmark
Source: Userbenchmark via @TUM_APISAK