Intel Tiger Lake-U notebook processors finally seem to be in the pipeline and, about 8 months after the first appearances at CES in Las Vegas, they will officially debut on September 2nd in a virtual event.
Pending the presentation, various information on the characteristics and performance of the new 11th generation Cores can be found online, to these are added today further details concerning the architecture and the improvements that the manufacturer would have been able to obtain from its production process. 10 nanometer optimized (10nm +).
According to the report by Videocardz, one of the substantial improvements concerns the manufacturing node (defined SuperFin 10nm), revised in its main components as regards the design of transistors (SuperFin) and capacitors (SuperMIM).
In essence, this new approach would allow to manage the current more effectively, while ensuring improved efficiency thanks to the new Super MIM capacitors. The latter offer a capacity 5 times higher than the previous solutions with a 30% lower resistance. According to the source, this optimization would be such as to guarantee a leap equal to that guaranteed by a new production node.
In addition to the renewed production process, the Tiger Lake-U CPUs will also be able to count on the newborn Core Willow Cove architecture and an integrated Intel Xe graphics component.
Among the significant innovations of Willow Cove – heir to the Sunny Cove of the Ice Lakes – we find an increase in the second level cache (1.25MB) and the implementation of Control-Flow Enforcement technology to improve security. Apparently the new architecture thus optimized allows to considerably increase the clock frequency compared to the first Intel processors at 10nm (precisely the Ice Lake).
As for graphics, the integrated chip based on Intel Xe-LP will use 96 EU (Execute Unit) with the possibility of exploiting a memory bus up to 86GB / s, supporting DDR4 3200, LP-DDR4x 4267 and LP-DDR5-5400 memories . The graphics engine will support multi-monitor setups and 4K video playback at 30 FPS with improvements that should later allow for 4K at 90 FPS. We also report that these chips integrate a GNA 2.0 (Gaussian and Neural Accelerator 2.0) that manages AI operations (for example HDR), without forgetting that the Tiger-Lake U will be the first Intel processors to offer native support for USB 4.0 , Thunderbolt 4 and PCI-E 4.0.
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