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Intel Tiger Lake-U specs and performance leaked

An Intel Tiger Lake-U engineering sample has made an appearance outside of team blue's labs, alongside possible details on its specs.

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Amid the talk of will they/won’t they with regards to Intel and the universal uptake of 10nm process for their CPUs it is easy to forget that there are some new Intel 10nm CPUs on the way relatively soon, and details are starting to leak out. The Tiger Lake-U is one such chip, subject to a leak recently on the Chinese site Zhihu.com.

The Tiger Lake-U is a laptop CPU and according to the leak features 4 cores and 8 threads, with a single core boost speed of 4.3GHz and a multi-core boost of 4GHz. The leak saw the Tiger Lake-U tested against an Ice Lake-U, also a 4 core/8 thread CPU. The Ice Lake-U runs at a base clock of 1.3GHz with a 3.9GHz single core boost and a 3.5GHz multi-core boost. At 15W the Tiger Lake-U was around 17% faster and at 28W configuration this difference stretched to around 30%.

Demonstrating superior performance within the confines of an Intel in-house bunfight is all well and good, but the big red elephant in the room will be the AMD Renoir chips.

The Tiger Lake CPUs are expected in 2020 so we’ll have a better idea how they stack up relative to the competition then.