Intel’s U-series Tiger Lake processors are 32 to 62 percent faster than the Ice Lake series

Intel’s U-series Tiger Lake processors are 32 to 62 percent faster than the Ice Lake series

Intel’s U-series Tiger Lake processors are 32 to 62 percent faster than the Ice Lake series

As 2020 approaches, new information about Intel’s Tiger Lake series processors with 2nd generation 10nm lithography (+ +10nm) is being revealed. The latest is about a tech website in China called Zhihu. One of the users on the said site has posted the performance benchmarks and details of the engineering sample of Tigerlake’s U-series processor. These details show that the new generation of Intel processors have experienced a big leap in clock speeds compared to the Icelake series processors. It is said that the published results are related to the testing of a Tigerlake U series processor with the ES2 brand. ES2 is actually the second revision in the engineering of Tigerlake’s U-series chips, which are scheduled to be launched in 2020. The aforementioned processor has 4 cores and 8 threads, and according to rumors, the boost frequency in single-core performance in this chip will be 4.30 GHz and 4 GHz in all cores. For example, other information about the integrated GPU cache is not disclosed in this processor , but the U-series of Tigerlake processors are compared to the U-series of Icelake chips.


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As you know, there is a chip from U series of Icelake family under the model Core i7-1065G7 which With thermal design power of 15 watts, 4 processing cores and 8 threads, basic processing frequency E is equal to 1.30 GHz. The boost frequency in the single-core performance of this chip is 3.9 GHz and reaches 3.5 GHz in all cores. The thermal design power in the engineering samples of the U series of Tigerlake processors tested is both 15W and 28W, so the results obtained cover a wide range.

In the tests benchmark SPEC Speed, which is related to processing speed, the 15-watt U-series chip from the Tigerlake family is 17% faster than Icelake’s U-series processor. The 28-watt version is also about 31% faster than its counterpart in Intel’s Icelake series and has an 18% higher clock speed than the 15-watt version of U-series Tigerlake processors. In the SPEC Rate benchmark tests, Tigerlake’s 15-watt U-series configuration is 26% faster than Icelake’s U-series chip. The 28-watt type processor is also 60% faster than Icelake’s U-series processor and 39% faster than the 15-watt member of the family. It is said that these processors are more efficient in energy consumption, thanks to the use of second generation 10nm lithography (++10nm) compared to the U series of Icelake processors. /p>

During the past weeks, we have witnessed information leaks several times. Regarding the U series, we used Intel’s Tigerlake processors. The last one was about the performance of the chips in the Geekbench 5 benchmark . In the aforementioned report, the base processing frequency for the U series of said chips was 1.2 GHz. Tigerlake series processors have 3 MB of level 3 (L3) cache and 1.25 MB of level 2 (L2) cache per core. This means that the aforementioned chips have a total of 12 MB of L3 cache memory and 5 MB of L2 cache memory for the 4-core configuration.

There is no information yet on whether the 6- or 8-core configuration will be used in the series. U of Intel’s Tigerlake processors have not been released, but it is possible that the 6-core variant will compete with the Rysen 4000 series APUs with the code name Renoir hit the market. Renoir series processors with 8 cores and 8 threads and thermal design power of 15 watts will be the latest products of AMD. The H series of AMD’s fourth generation Ryzen processors, with a configuration of 8 cores and 16 threads, are a serious competitor to the U series of Intel’s Tigerlake processors.

Tigerlake series processors are expected to be launched in 2020 and their architecture undergo significant changes. First, the architecture of processing cores in this series of chips will be the newer Willow Cove architecture, which is also used in Icelake series processors, instead of Sunny Cove. The cache memory in the Tigerlake series has been redesigned as mentioned before, as well as new optimizations at the level of transistors and new security features will be added to this series of processors. Intel will also include the Xe graphics architecture, which is twice as fast as the 11th generation of the company’s graphics processors and is currently used on the Icelake series, in the Tigerlake series processors. The mentioned changes, in addition to the Xe graphics architecture and +10nm lithography, will provide a higher clock speed than the previous generation processors with +10nm lithography. Recently, rumors and discussions about the use of lithography used in Tigerlake products , i.e. ++10nm, has intensified in the Rocket Lake series, which used to be 14nm (+++14nm) third generation lithography. There is undeniable evidence in this field, but considering that the launch of the mentioned product in Intel’s roadmap is targeted for 2021, no official statement has been published by Intel. However, since Intel’s previously published roadmap is about supporting new features in older products, future Rocketlake processors may use the Willow Cove core architecture, which is designed with 10nm++ lithography for portable platforms.

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