Over the next month or so Intel is scheduled to launch its next-generation Tiger Lake family of processors. Detailed in bits and pieces over the past several months, Tiger Lake will be Intel’s third 10nm-based CPU family and will incorporate the company’s Willow Cove CPU architecture as well as the first integrated GPU based on their new Xe GPU architecture. With that launch quickly approaching, Intel’s investor site has posted notice that the company will be holding two Tiger Lake-related events over the next month, with presentations scheduled for August 13th and September 2nd.

First off, on August 13th Intel will be holding a presentation they’re dubbing “Updates From Our Chief Architect”. The event is set to be run by Raja Koduri, Intel’s chief architect, as well as the general manager of Architecture, Graphics, and Software groups. No other details are being offered about the event at this time – which is typical for investor event announcements – however given Koduri’s background in graphics we can easily make some educated guesses about what will be presented.

Intel to date has offered very little in details about the Xe-LP GPU architecture that will be going into Tiger Lake (and the DG1). So with Koduri helming the event we’re expecting to finally get some major Xe-related graphics architecture disclosures. Whether we should expect to see similar updates for the CPU side of Tiger Lake (Willow Cove) is a bit more nebulous, however; Koduri is Intel’s chief architect for a reason, but it’s well-known that his primary duties at Intel are GPU-related. But regardless of whatever is disclosed, it’s clear that this is going to be an architecture-focused event, as Intel has scheduled a second, later event as the official Tiger Lake launch.

On September 2nd, Intel will be holding their “Tiger Lake Virtual Launch Event”. Even fewer official details are available about this event, but in this case the name says it all. Normally Intel would be holding an in-person event of some kind for the launch of a new CPU platform, however with a coronavirus pandemic going on, everything in the near future is being done virtually. So we’re expecting this event to offer a similar level of detail as past launch events, covering whatever details don’t get included in Intel’s architectural presentation, as well as more direct product details such as SKUs and chip configurations.

Overall, Intel has indicated that they’re planning for a fairly aggressive ramp-up on Tiger Lake – to the tune of 40% more chips than they previously intended – so we should see Tiger Lake products soon after that. However, it’s been a long while since retail products were available day one for an Intel mobile-first launch, so we’re not expecting to have hardware in-hand or in stores on the 2nd.

As always, AnandTech will be covering these events. So please be sure to check in on August 13th and September 2nd for the full scoop on Intel’s Tiger Lake processors and related technologies.

Sources: Intel & Intel

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  • ikjadoon - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    "in spec" means what? The 10310Y has a far weaker GPU and a terribly inefficient 14nm++++ process to boost 4.1 GHz on a 7W chip (mind you, 4.1 GHz is PL2 and nowhere close to 7W).

    Single-core performance is absolutely more important in ultra-thin laptops. Y'all have gone down the deep end, claiming Comet Lake is genuinely better than Ice Lake for thin-and-light laptops.
  • Spunjji - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    1) 4C/8T doesn't look so hot now that you can get 6 or 8 more capable cores for the same price; it's literally the least they can do. Don't you find it funny that they were feeding us dual-core "i7" chips until AMD announced 15W Raven Ridge with 4C/8T?
    2) The GPUs are slashed to all hell on the i5 range. It's probably the only way they could make it yield well; the GPU is now one of the largest parts of the chip, and their 10nm process is brutal to their GPU designs as demonstrated by the abortive mess that was Cannon Lake.
  • ikjadoon - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    But, can you really get 6C/8C CPUs in any flagship laptops? AMD missed the boat again on supplying enough stock for Renoir. You can't buy what isn't available...

    Again, we're talking $600 laptops. What kind of GPU are you expecting? Please redirect me to the Renoir laptop for $280, $400, or even $600.

    I won't hold my breath.
  • lmcd - Monday, August 10, 2020 - link

    ROFL imagine listing Raven Ridge as what really got Intel worried. My 4 hr battery life salutes your genius!

    Funny how AMD's only volume parts are split into tiny, yield-friendly pieces -- where's Renoir desktop? TSMC's yields are good for smaller chips. Once Intel gets into the chiplet space AMD is screwed. TSMC's processes are all mobile optimized or GPU optimized -- Intel will be able to mix and match a high end process of their own with a mobile process on the same package. We'll see how long it takes for Intel to go chiplet but it'll be a pretty far swing back.
  • Peskarik - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    Dude, do you understand what happened here? You got a LAPTOP, chassis, screen, memory, storage, processor, keyboard, a full laptop, for 280 bucks. That means someone put it together and got paid peanuts. And here you are, collecting your 600 bucks a week benefit and sipping beer. The only thing gimpy here is your skull, no wonder, it has no brain.
  • Spunjji - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    1) They were supposed to be out by the first of August, so that's a solid month's delay between launch and availability even by your retelling. 😬 Availability was constrained to a few OEMs (and a few product lines per OEM) until the end of 2019.
    2) I'm so glad you relayed your personal anecdotes about Costco, they surely disprove whatever straw man you're beating on here.
    3) The claimed existence of one $280 laptop does not mean "volume was not an issue". *Gestures to the continued proliferation of new devices with 8th, 9th and 10th gen 14nm processors*.
  • Santoval - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    "I bought a cheap laptop with icelake I5 for $280 and so volume was not an issue as well."
    No way, that's impossible. Both that price of the "cheap laptop" you do not name (which brand and model is it?) and the groundless suggestion about high volume are pure BS. So you are merely trolling - or poorly shilling for Intel.
  • ikjadoon - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    I pity your bank account if you don't know how to use Slickdeals in 2020.


    "That's impossible." All right, santoval: please move your goalposts so we may all throw our heads back in laughter.

    Of course Ice Lake ramped slowly, but if you genuinely believed the $280 Ice Lake laptop was a fake, boy...do I know exactly what kind of YouTube videos you watch. :D

    Please redirect us all to the $280 Renoir laptop sales & deals. Or the flagship ultra-thin-and-lights with Renoir? Any XPS 13? Any Spectre x360? A Surface Book 2 perhaps?
  • lmcd - Monday, August 10, 2020 - link

    Eh cut him a break, this was the first year AMD's mobile offering wasn't a literal dog.
  • anonomouse - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    There's also whatever Intel plans on covering on their Tiger Lake talk at Hot Chips, in between those two.

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