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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  • brantron - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    Because the clocks were low and the GPUs were cut back enough that they didn't cover any new ground.

    Only the i7 stood out, and it took forever to turn up in places it belonged, like the Macbook Pro. Dell even launched a Comet Lake U XPS 13 first.
  • Spunjji - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    Shhh, the shills are rewriting history before our eyes and you're rudely interrupting their little circle jerk.
  • ikjadoon - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    ?... dozens of i7-1065G7 laptops were available in late 2019. You can barely find five different laptops with the 4800U in stock today in the US.

    The clocks were fine: again, nothing close to "gimped". What, is the 4800U "gimped" because of its poor GPU drivers?

    Enough hyperbole.
  • lmcd - Monday, August 10, 2020 - link

    The number of times my 2700U driver has been auto updated without its control panel updating to the same version is absolutely maddening. I won't be buying an AMD laptop for at least another generation.
  • PaulHoule - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    Iris "Graphics" was Intel's answer to Windows Vista. Let's make the graphics capability of a cheap PC worse than a phone because Intel can't stand that NVIDIA or ATI got any of the BoM for a PC.

    The mere existence of Iris held back the PC platform.
  • cjl - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    Iris didn't come out until 2013. Not only had 7 already replaced Vista by that point, 8 had already replaced 7 (8 came out in 2012).
  • TimSyd - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    You missed Paul's point totally & got the wrong end of the stick there mate. Metaphor - look it up ...
  • lmcd - Monday, August 10, 2020 - link

    That's not metaphor that's just misinformed and idiotic.
  • ikjadoon - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    ...I can't believe the level of comments today.

    Iris Plus was never a mainstream product until late 2019. How can it have been the answer to Windows Vista?
  • dotjaz - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    That makes perfect sense when you consider the fact 1035G7 can barely match 10310Y in spec, a 7W part. Its CPU is lagging behind 10210U let alone 10310U.

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