The processor market has seen a lot of battles between Team Blue and Team Red. Just last year, AMD announced its 3rd Generation Ryzen processors built with 7nm process, targeting the gaming community with an affordable and amazing price to performance CPUs. However, things weren’t going good on Intel’s side. Last year, they announced the Ice Lake mobile CPUs, which to be honest are complete garbage. They are maxed out at 4 Cores 8 Threads mobile CPUs only. However, things are somehow changing this year. At the CES 2020, Intel finally announced its latest Tiger Lake processors.
However, these processors still target the mobile platform. Moreover, the Tiger Lake CPUs are made from 10nm+ processor, assuring better performance. Other than the performance optimization, Intel is also bringing its latest discrete graphics onboard with the processors. This is the new graphics – Intel Xe architecture. And it somehow revolves around the rumors that Intel and AMD are working together on these graphics.
This is what intel says:
Tiger Lake will deliver double-digit performance gains, massive AI performance improvements, a huge leap in graphics performance and 4x the throughput of USB 3 with the new integrated Thunderbolt 4.
With their statement, we can conclude that the processors are going to have Thunderbolt support out of the box. However, it solely depends on the manufacturers to add Thunderbolt on budget/ entry-level computers.
The laptops powered by Tiger Lake processors are to launch this year itself. We hope Intel doesn’t make any mistakes like the previous Ice Lake processors.