Intel's Tiger Lake processors appear to be ready to strike back at AMD in the laptop processor world. This news comes from leaked benchmarks for one of the upcoming 11th generation CPUs promising solid performance.
Several Twitter users posted snapshots of leaked benchmarks of an early engineering sample of the Intel Core i7-1185G7, a quad-core processor that uses Intel’s Tiger Lake architecture, a successor to its 10-nanometer Ice Lake (opens in new tab) architecture. One post showed the chip running at 3GHz and raking in a score of 1,414 in the Time Spy benchmark.
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APISAK, another regular leaker of benchmarks, posted that the Core i7-1185G7 managed to get a CPU score of 2,922 in the Time Spy CPU test and a graphics score of 1,296. Wccftech (opens in new tab) pointed out that the graphics score makes the Intel chip 5% faster than the AMD Ryzen 4800U (opens in new tab), a processor that's been stealing Intel’s thunder in the laptop arena.
While these results should be taken with a pinch of salt, it paints a positive picture for Intel’s next wave of CPUs targeted at ultraportable laptops and 2-in-1 Windows 10 machines.
Finally !!!!11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1185G7 @ 3.00GHz4C/8T 3GHz baseIntel Corporation TigerLake U DDR4 SODIMM RVP@davidbepo here is you QS sample pic.twitter.com/2z1RFamyTeApril 3, 2020
Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake processors marked a decent uptick in both CPU and onboard GPU performance for its CPUs, which could be found in the likes of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 and the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1. But the Tiger Lake CPUs will use Intel’s new Willow Cover core architecture, which promises a significant redesign on the Sunny Cove architecture found in the Ice Lake chips.
As such, we should expect to see improved processor performance and efficiency with the Tiger Lake chips. And graphics performance is expected to make a significant jump as well because Intel will use its new Xe GPUs for the chips' onboard graphics acceleration.
i7-1185G7 TIME SPYGraphics Score - 1296CPU Score - 2922 pic.twitter.com/kxuptBpPohApril 3, 2020
The Ice Lake chips delivered a noticeable hike in graphic performance over their predecessors, and Tiger Lake is expected to deliver around double that performance again.
It’s unlikely we’ll see the Tiger Lake processors before the second half of 2020. But when they do arrive, we’d expect to see them in a swathe of new and refreshed ultraportables, notably new Microsoft Surface Laptop and Surface Pro machines and 2-in-1s from the likes of Dell, HP and Lenovo.