Intel has revealed more details of whatâ€™s under the hood of its upcoming Tiger Lake chipâ€”including its new Willow Cove CPU architecture and integrated Xe GPU, as well as the promise of a dramatic frequency increase over Intelâ€™s current-generation chips.
Intel is claiming that Tiger Lake will offer a â€œgreater than generational improvement in CPUâ€� performance, helped by updating the transistorâ€”you canâ€™t get more fundamental than that. Intelâ€™s also disclosing some of the basic features of the platformâ€”PCI Express Gen 4! Thunderbolt 4!â€”as it did while setting the stage for the current Ice Lake generation.
Intelâ€™s Tiger Lake comes as no secret. Last year, Intel went public with its plans for Tiger Lake, adding it to the companyâ€™s public roadmap. At the time, the company promised Tiger Lake would include a new architecture, the first integration with its Xe core, the latest display technology, and next-gen I/O technology. Intel has also promised â€œsomething bigâ€� would arrive on September 2, which its investor relations site indicated would be a Tiger Lake launch. Intel representatives confirmed this as well.