Intel’s 8-Core Cell Tiger Lake-H, at 45 W, to Ship in Q1

Because the launch of Intel’s 11th Gen Core cell processors, often called Tiger Lake, again in September, the {hardware} was famous for its core rely. At a time the place its competitors have been leveraging 8 cores in the identical house, Intel appeared restricted to solely 4, and in that 15-28 W energy window. On the time, Intel acknowledged that the bottom Tiger Lake design was aimed to be scalable, and that double sized variants have been within the works. At this time Intel has confirmed that these double-sized elements shall be coming in Q1, within the type of Tiger Lake-H.

Again at Intel’s Structure Day 2020, lead architect Boyd Philips acknowledged that though the usual Tiger Lake UP3 design contained 4 cores and 12 MB of L3 cache, designs with double the L3 cache have been within the works. This was immediately interpreted that double core-count variations of Tiger Lake have been within the works, provided that the higher-powered cell processor line-up had been left to older 14nm processors to fill the hole, provided that Intel usually launches merchandise for each 15 W and 45 W on the identical time. We had been anticipating a quick comply with on, with a launch someday later in Q3, however it could seem that Intel has pushed this out to Q1. Intel says that these processors will begin manufacturing and ship in Q1, which probably implies that the precise merchandise will come to market in Q2.

Intel has confirmed that these elements will provide eight cores and sixteen threads, with a spotlight being that the highest variants will allow 5.0 GHz turbo frequencies on a number of cores. These processors can even have 20 lanes of PCIe 4.0, which can enable for a full PCIe 4.0 x16 hyperlink to a discrete graphics card and a single PCIe 4.0 x4 storage drive on the identical time, whereas additionally having a separate hyperlink for the chipset and IO. We count on these processors to additionally assist Resizable BAR. These processors can even have Thunderbolt 4 native assist, in addition to Wi-Fi 6/6E assist by an related RF module.  

Intel historically has a variety of overclockable H-series processors, often called HK, nonetheless the corporate has not explicitly acknowledged if any overclocking SKU will make it to market. Sometimes these H-Collection processors goal the 45 W market, with a 35 W step-down choice. Intel can be asserting as we speak that it has moved its U-series processors, usually 15 W, up into that 35 W market as properly (often called H35). We are going to begin to see some overlap between the 2, with increased frequency quad-core U-series processors up in opposition to eight-core H-series elements.

We wait to see precisely what specs Intel will goal with the brand new {hardware}. Extra element to come back.

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