Intel has started promoting its 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors, expected to debut on the sub-30W mobile platform later this year. This particular marketing tactic is rather unorthodox. Intel has started sending a blue planter with two orange lilies (Lilium ‘Tiger’s Roar’) seeds to certain favored reviewers, indicating the impending summer launch of the 11th Gen mobile lineup.
Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors will leverage the Willow Cove core fabbed on the third iteration of the 10nm process (10nm+++), along with the Gen12 Xe graphics architecture.
From leaks we’ve already seen, Willow Cove will bring around 15-20% better single-threaded performance over Sunny Cove (Ice Lake), thanks to an improved IPC and higher clock speeds. The iGPU is more interesting, with preliminary benchmarks showing twice as much processing power, essentially on par with lower-end discrete GPUs.