As promised on its Architecture Day, Intel has made its Tiger Lake CPUs way stronger than we thought, obviously their architectural changes have helped them to attain better clock speeds than last-gen. Even though Intel is keeping up to 4 cores and 8 threads, they’ve boosted the clock speeds much much higher than before, to a whopping 4.8 GHz.
With the new Willow Cove architecture, the Core i7-1185G7 will be the next flagship chip from Intel, powering the notebooks mostly in 2021. The new chip features a base clock of 3.0 GHz along with a boost clock speed of up to 4.8 GHz, around 2.3x times improved base clock speeds, and a 23% improved in boost clock frequencies than the previous flagship Core i7-1065G7. Also, the CPU has a lot of cache memory – 5 MB of L2 cache and 12 MB of L3 cache.
All of this comes in 15W standard TDP package, thus no compromise with the efficiency and when power is needed, the CPU is configurable up to 28W (PL1). The best part about Tiger Lake is the integrated Intel Xe graphics and in the Core i7-1185G7, we have Xe-LP based DG1 integrated GPU which seems much faster than AMD’s Vega iGPU.
The integrated Intel Xe graphics will feature with 96 Execution Units or 768 cores. While a reference Intel Xe DG1 discrete graphics card was found clocked at a whopping 1.55 GHz, with almost 2.4 TFLOPs of performance, it is faster than the likes of existing PS4 and Xbox One consoles, so gaming with these new Intel CPUs won’t be a problem at all.
In a Geekbench 5 OpenCL benchmark, the Intel Xe DG1 discrete graphics card scored a whopping 22059 points which is almost two times the score of the previous-gen Core i7-1065G7. Also, the Intel’s graphics performance is somewhat close to that of the AMD Radeon Pro 5300M and better than a GTX 1050Ti. More details about these CPUs and the Intel Xe graphics will be totally unveiled on Intel’s launch day on 2nd September.
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