Intel’s 11th generation Tiger Lake mobile CPU lineup launched earlier this month, but besides the list of its 4-core CPU variants, processors with more than four cores were clearly missing from the list. That said, it’s more or less confirmed that the company will be releasing an 8-core Tiger Lake CPU in the future.
Confirmation of the 8-core Tiger Lake CPU’s existence was given by Boyd Phelps, who is an Intel Fellow. In his blog post, Phelps said that an 8-core processor within the lineup could have up to 24MB last-level cache (LLC).
Intel’s Tiger Lake mobile CPU lineup is the first in the company’s lineup to be based on a new 10nm SuperFin die lithography. Prior to its new process node, the brand was stuck with its 14nm die lithography that was first introduced back in 2015. Needless to say, the new CPUs are definitely more powerful and faster, with up to 20% more performance for productivity task and double that for video editing. Compared to an AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile CPU series of equivalent value.
Another key selling point about Intel’s 11th generation Core CPUs is that several SKUs under the lineup are fitted with Intel’s new Xe integrated GPU, which is supposedly more powerful and power-efficient than a 10th generation Intel CPU and NVIDIA GeForce MX350 combined.
(Source: Tom’s Hardware)