Intel’s Israel fab packed one thing particular into its carry-on suitcase for CES 2020: a whole Intel Tiger Lake wafer. The primary processor era constructed upon Intel’s 10nm+ course of, Tiger Lake will incorporate Intel Xe graphics and new AI smarts right into a cellular chip later this 12 months.
We’re instructed the wafer’s look at Intel’s CES 2020 press occasion was a shock even to Intel’s personal employees, though I’m undecided I purchase it. It’s simply too good a photograph op. However I do like the thought of an Intel engineer stuffing a wafer of their bag on the way in which out the door to the airport. Nonetheless, we’ll take no matter we will get on unreleased product.
Tiger Lake will launch because the successor to Intel Ice Lake cellular chips later this 12 months. It’s anticipated to launch with as much as 96 EUs, 50% greater than Ice lake, for higher graphics and AI efficiency. It’s additionally prone to be paired with DG1 discrete graphics usually, comparable to inside the skinny and light-weight laptop computer utilized by Intel to demonstrate gaming performance live on-stage at CES.
Try the photos of the Tiger Lake wafer beneath. A number of additionally characteristic the reflection of the (deeply unusual) indoor sky inside little Venice at The Venetian resort in Las Vegas. It’s actually shiny, okay?
Intel is but to announce a agency Intel Tiger Lake launch date. Our greatest guess would have these new cellular chips launching roughly one 12 months on from Ice Lake in 2019, possible someday in Q3.