Intel’s corporate vice president of client computing, Boyd Phelps, has confirmed that the company is developing Tiger Lake-H processors with 8-core configurations. These 8-core processors are expected to feature 45W TDP, while the 35W TDP ones should only feature 4-core configurations.
In a blog post on Medium, Boyd Phelps confirmed the 8-core Tiger Lake processors by telling that more details regarding 8-core products will come at a later date. Known as Tiger Lake-H, these 8-core processors featuring 35W and 45W TDPs are expected to release in 2021.
Boyd also noted another interesting bit of information about the Willow Cove core design. By adding 512KB of mid-level cache and 3MB of last-level-cache per each core slice, this design delivers 1.25MB of mid-level cache and 12MB of LLC in 4-core configurations and 24MB of LLC in 8-core dies.
In other related news, Sharkbay has shared the socket type and CPU configurations of the upcoming Tiger Lake-H CPUs. The 35W TDP Tiger Lake processors featuring the codename TGL-H35 will use the same socket as the Tiger Lake-U processors (BGA 1449), while the 45W TDP TGL-H processors will use the BGA 1787 socket.
The 35W TDP Tiger Lake processors will reportedly feature up to 96EUs on the iGPU and will only be available with 4-core configurations. The Tiger Lake-H processors with 45W TDP will be available with 4, 6, and 8 cores, but their iGPUs will max at 32EUs.
KitGuru says: Will the Tiger Lake-H processors stand a chance against AMD Ryzen mobile H and HS CPUs? How much of an improvement will they offer over the Intel 10th Gen Core mobile processors?