So, this is the something big that Intel was planning to unveil? Clues to what that news might be were scarce, but we now know that the Tiger Lake processors have their big day set for September 2.
The confirmation arrives via Intel itself, perhaps by accident.
Or perhaps, you know, to cool down the heat that the company has been facing lately due to the delays it experienced with some of its mainline products.
Thanks to a listing on the chip giant’s own event calendar for investors, we get to know that Intel will be holding a Tiger Lake launch event at the very start of next month.
The event calendar also mentions another event on August 13, which is where the company’s chief architect Raja Koduri will share unspecified updates. He is the one that came from AMD to help Intel create its own GPU, and we may be days away from more details on that little creation.
Getting back to Tiger Lake, though, these are the next generation Intel processors that will succeed the Ice Lake chips that are available on the market right now.
Just like Ice Lake, this new lineup will be based on a 10nm+ process, being Intel’s second innings of products to be based on this manufacturing process. Competing products from AMD, of course, have already made the transition to 7nm.
Anyway, the big focus for Tiger Lake appears to be graphics performance, with Intel working hard on the new Xe architecture that is destined to power its own dedicated GPU in the future.
This new graphics processing unit has been spotted in benchmarks lately, some of which even showed it outperforming the NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU.
September 2 couldn’t come soon enough!