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Intel Tiger Lake-H CPUs would arrive with up to 8 cores during Q1 2021

Intel Tiger Lake-H CPUs

According to plans shared by Compal, a major ODM manufacturer, Intel Tiger Lake-H CPUs would arrive during Q1 2021. It is also expected according to the plans shared, that these CPUs have eight cores.

To be more specific, an eight-core variant will follow the launch of Tiger Lake-U with four cores planned for September this year at the beginning of next year. That would be a surprise, so far Tiger Lake has been talking about a U variant and thus a native quad-core design for TDPs from 15 to 28Watts.

Due to the shift in the 7 nm production and otherwise only the back port of Rocket Lake in the pipeline, for which CPU cores in 10nm are backported to 14nm, a real 10nm product for high-end notebooks is missing – this could now address Tiger Lake-H. Because the competition has suddenly become very strong here, Renoir with eight cores clearly dominates especially in the lower and middle TDP areas compared to Intel Core.

The H variant is therefore still addressed with DDR4 memory, U versions should also be able to address the new LPDDR5 in addition to LPDDR4. Parts of the statements are underpinned by the first block diagrams that have emerged from Tiger Lake chips. There have been multiple appearances in notebooks for weeks, but it is not surprising that a good four weeks before the planned start date, since production has already started on a large scale.

Intel Tiger Lake-H CPUs
Intel Tiger Lake-H CPUs

The block diagram reveals something new, at least for Intel: PCIe Gen 4 with four lanes is provided for SSDs. This would pull Intel past AMD, Renoir does not yet offer this option in the notebook.

Technical details will be shared within two weeks

In just a few days, Intel will publish the first official, and then technical details about Tiger Lake. At the latest as part of Hot Chips 32, according to the program on August 17th, it goes into the smallest detail, then it says ” Inside Tiger Lake: Intel’s Next Generation Mobile Client CPU “, followed later in the day by “The Xe GPU Architecture” , which is part of the Tiger Lake processors is.

Intel Tiger Lake-H CPUs