Intel is preparing a 10nm Tiger Lake-H series of processors for high-performance laptops, according to Compal, with plans to ship in Q1 2021. These processors will replace Intel’s current 10th Gen Comet Lake-H 45W CPU using the old Skylake architecture and 14nm process technology.
We have already written about Tiger Lake processors more than once. For September 2, Intel has scheduled a big presentation where the announcement of 11th generation Intel mobile CPUs (Tiger Lake) is expected. But everything indicates that within the 11th generation Intel series, only energy-efficient models will debut (Tiger Lake-U with a heat pack configurable within 15-28 W and 9-watt Tiger Lake-Y) replacing the 10th generation Core Ice Lake-U / Y.
Recall that Tiger Lake processors will receive x86 cores on the promising Willow Cove architecture (instead of Sunny Cove in the current generation), the Gen12 GPU of the Xe family, akin to the Discrete Graphics 1 video adapter, and will be produced using an improved 10 nm + process technology. The flagship will be a quad-core eight-thread Core i7-1185G7, clocked at 3.0 to 4.7 GHz, with an integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics with 96 execution units. The updated laptop Acer Swift 5 will receive this processor among other competing models.
As for the more productive Tiger Lake-H, in addition to the TDP level that has grown to 35-45 W and, therefore, higher frequencies, they are expected to increase the number of physical cores – up to eight. That is, the future Tiger Lake-H will be full-fledged rivals of the current eight-core Ryzen 4000H APUs. But here it is important to understand that by the time Tiger Lake-H hits the market, AMD is likely to have released the Ryzen 5000H. By the way, Tiger Lake-H will be the first 10nm Intel CPUs for high-performance laptops (gaming and workstations), since the current 10nm Ice Lake family is represented only by the Ice Lake-U and Y lines.
Source: Videocardz, momomo_us (diagrams) and momomo_us (Tiger Lake H)