Intel 8-Core Tiger Lake-H CPUs Spotted for the First Time

An engineering sample of Intel’s upcoming octa-core Tiger Lake-H CPUs was spotted on UB by @apisak. There’s not a whole lot of info available here. It’s just a confirmation that the 8-core Tiger Lake-H CPUs are indeed on the way and that they’ll feature boost clocks in the 4GHz range.

This is an engineering sample with a base clock of 3.1GHz and an undefined boost clock. The final base clock will be at least 3.2-3.4GHz, with a boost of 4GHz+. The per-core cache and IPC will be the same as the Tiger Lake-U parts with twice as much L3 cache.

On the graphics side, you’re looking at the Gen12 Xe graphics. It’s unclear whether TGL-H will include the full 96EU part, or be limited to 64 or 80EUs seeing as most of these will be paired with dGPUs, but that’s just something we’ll have to wait and see.

These will be the first high-perf laptops from Intel based on a 10nm/non-Skylake core, with support for PCIe 4.0, among other features, so it should at least put some pressure on AMD, if not balance the scales in terms of multi-threaded performance.


Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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