Intel’s Tiger Lake CPUs are planned for a mid-2020 launch, succeeding Ice Lake in the mobile segment. Like the latter, these chips will be limited to low-power mobile notebooks. Based on the Willow Cove core and the enhanced 10nm++ node, it will be the first Intel product to feature the Gen 12 Xe LP graphics processor. There have been a few leaks pertaining to Tiger Lake but nothing substantial. Today, we have a 3DMark TimeSpy benchmark of a Tiger Lake-U part, and the scores are decent at the very least.
Comparatively, an AMD Ryzen 7 3780U scores 3,100 points in the CPU test and 1,000 in the GPU test. That puts the Intel Tiger Lake part approximately 40% ahead in terms of CPU performance with a 30% faster GPU. This isn’t surprising or overwhelming at the very least. The Ryzen 7 3780U is based on the older Zen+ core which has a notably lower IPC compared to the recently announced Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” APUs.
|Ryzen 7 3780U||Intel Tiger Lake-U|
|Level 2 Cache||2 MB||5MB|
|Level 3 Cache||4 MB||12MB|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 8||4/8|
|GPU||Radeon RX Vega 11 (11CUs)||Gen 12 Xe LP (96EUs)|
Going by the specs, it’s no surprise that the Tiger Lake-U chip is a good 40% faster. However, the real test will be to outperform the Renoir parts which feature up to 8 cores and 16 threads, as well as an enhanced Vega GPU. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.