Intel promises major updates to the Tiger Lake chip

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Intel promises significant performance improvements in the next-generation notebook processor called Tiger Lake, especially in the speed, graphics performance and power consumption sectors.

Tiger Lake is the 11th generation Intel Core processor, which Intel introduced at the Architecture Day event. At the event, Intel claimed that Tiger Lake could produce a more realistic explosion effect in the Call of Duty game and longer battery life when used in PowerPoint presentations.

Intel is expecting a lot in Tiger Lake, which is the chip with the first major design changes in years. Previously, you could say that Intel has limped over the past few years.

Intel has faced various tests in the past, such as Apple’s decision to leave Intel and switch to Apple Silicon, then Microsoft, which began partnering with AMD and Qualcomm, and the performance of its chips, which appears to have grown compared to processors made by AMD.

In fact, some time ago they also confirmed that the latest processor manufacturing technology would be quite delayed.

On Architecture Day, Intel showed off Tiger Lake with its new graphics chip, the Xe. This graphics chip is said to have a significant graphics upgrade and can even be used for gaming, in contrast to the previous Intel integrated graphics chip.

Intel didn’t reveal the detailed specs for the Tiger Lake or Xe, but from the performance chart shown, it appears that Tiger Lake has significantly improved performance compared to Ice Lake with a number of improvements, including a new chip design called Willow. Cove and a new manufacturing process called SuperFin.

Intel vice president of silicon engineering Boyd Phelps promises that Tiger Lake will provide PC makers with options with faster chips that consume the same power or have better power consumption at the same speed.

In terms of features, Tiger Lake will integrate with Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4, then there will be a new security system called Control Flow Application Technology (CET), better AI circuits for voice control and speech to text conversion, and support for higher resolution displays.

Meanwhile, by next 2021, Intel plans to launch Alder Lake, which has a hybrid approach, which uses two different types of cores, which are commonly used in ARM architecture. The cores are Golden Cove (the successor to Willow Cove used in Tiger Lake) and Gracemont, which are smaller cores with less power consumption.

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