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Intel "Tiger Lake" Architecture Combines Willow Cove CPU Cores and Xe iGPU

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2019/05/12 01:38:29 (permalink)
https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/07/14/key-detail-of-intel-corporation-tiger-lake-process.aspx
 
Intel is designing a fascinating new monolithic processor SoC die that succeeds it. Codenamed "Tiger Lake," and slated to debut in 2020, this die packs "Willow Cove" CPU cores and an iGPU based on Intel's Xe architecture, not Gen11. "Willow Cove" CPU cores are more advanced than the "Sunny Cove" cores "Ice Lake" packs, featuring a redesigned on-die cache, additional security features, and transistor optimization yielded from the newer 10 nm+ silicon fabrication process. 
 
Intel is already boasting of 1 TFLOP/s compute power of the Gen11 iGPU on "Ice Lake," so it's logical to predict that the Xe based iGPU will be significantly faster. It will also support the latest display standards. The "next-gen I/O" referenced by Intel could be faster NVMe, Thunderbolt, and USB standards that leverage the bandwidth doubling brought about by PCI-Express gen 4.0. 
 
It will interesting to see how Intel reacts to AMD's efforts in the mobile market. 

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    Re: Intel "Tiger Lake" Architecture Combines Willow Cove CPU Cores and Xe iGPU 2019/05/15 21:00:32 (permalink)
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    Intel is already boasting of 1 TFLOP/s compute power of the Gen11 iGPU on "Ice Lake,"...
    I have some skepticism about this, and it will depend highly on the MSRP Intel chooses for their "1 TFLOP/s" IGP.

    Way back in summer 2013 Intel made their first Iris Pro HD5200 codenamed "Crystalwell".  It had a theoretical peak performance of 832 GFLOP/s, had 40-eu running at 1.3GHz, and a 128MB eDRAM running at 1600MHz.  The cheapest MSRP at the time (three SKUs at debut) was still over $300.

    Boasting for sure, how much does it cost?  I am ridiculously unimpressed with a 20% gain after more than 6 years; either Intel is holding back when they shouldn't or they think people are dumb.

    I have a Core i5-5675C with HD6200 -- that I'm not using, I'm just using the L4 cache, gives me an IPC boost with a dedicated graphics card.  Still, the HD6200 Iris Pro is like 900 GFLOP/s and debuted way back in 2015 for $290 or so.  AMD doubled the graphics performance from 28nm Steamroller APU (Kaveri) to 14nm Raven Ridge (Zen+Vega) APU, for half the price.  If Intel's 1TFLOP/s IGP doesn't find it's way into cheaper Core i3's and Pentiums, I don't know what they are doing.

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    Re: Intel "Tiger Lake" Architecture Combines Willow Cove CPU Cores and Xe iGPU 2019/05/15 21:16:59 (permalink)
    My R5 2400G Vega 11 graphics are 1700 GFLOPS
     
    My GTX 1060 however is 3800 GFLOPS
     
     


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    Re: Intel "Tiger Lake" Architecture Combines Willow Cove CPU Cores and Xe iGPU 2019/05/16 02:20:46 (permalink)
    My plan for next upgrade is mid of 2021. But max I could delay up to 2022 if I wait DDR5.
    CPU can't become outgo before new memory and PCI-E standard show up with significant difference,
    improvement in performance per core.
     
     
     

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