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Intel Tiger Lake Leak: 10nm CPU Benched at UserBenchmark

What appears to be a quad-core Tiger Lake (TGL) 10nm processor has been discovered in the UserBenchmark database, marking the upcoming CPU's first big leak. 

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The discovery was made by a reputable hardware leaker known on Twitter as KOMACHI_ENSAKA. However, It's important to approach all leaked processor benchmarks with caution. It's also worth noting that UserBenchmark doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to scoring.

Announced at Intel's 2019 Investor Meeting in May, Tiger Lake processors are the successors to the Intel's Ice Lake (ICL) chips, which still haven't seen the light of day. The Tiger Lake family of processors will be produced on Intel's 10nm process node and will most likely come wielding the forthcoming Willow Cove core architecture and Xe graphics. Ice Lake will reportedly employ the Gen11 (Generation 11) graphics processing unit, while Tiger Lake will utilize Gen12.

According to the UserBenchmark entry, we're looking at a Y-series chip, so this is essentially an ultra-low-powered Tiger Lake part designed for very compact and svelte devices, such as 2-in-1s or Ultrabooks. The presence of the Gen12 LP (low-powered) graphics engine and the use of LPDDR4x memory support this theory. 

(Image credit: UserBenchmark)

The unknown Tiger Lake Y (TGL-Y) processor reportedly features four cores and eight threads, runs with a 1.2 GHz base clock and has a 2.9 GHz average boost clock. At first glance, the operating clocks might look disappointing. However, this is pretty early silicon, so there might still be room for improvement. Additionally, UserBenchmark notes that the Tiger Lake chip was throttled at 83%, so the real boost clock could be significantly higher.

When pitched against the i7-8559U quad-core Coffee Lake processor, the Tiger Lake Y chip seemingly performs just 4%, 2% and 8% slower in single-core, quad-core and multi-core workloads, respectively. When it comes to the competition, the Tiger Lake processor is allegedly up to 24% and 26% faster than the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H quad-core CPU in the single-core and quad-core tests, respectively. It only falls behind the Ryzen 7 3750H in the mult-core test by 1%.

Reports have claimed that that Tiger Lake will be bound to Y-and U-series chips maxed at four cores.

  • Lutfij
    Sigh, Userbenchmark...not you again.
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  • TJ Hooker
    For comparison:

    Tigerlake sample
    Single 121
    Quad 409
    Multi 546

    8250U
    Single 92
    Quad 302
    Multi 403

    3700U
    Single 91
    Quad 284
    Multi 480

    8250U/3700U are average values across all submissions, tiger lake only has the one result.
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  • jimmysmitty
    Lutfij said:
    Sigh, Userbenchmark...not you again.

    Bad timing yes but the individual scores didn't change. It was just the weighted scores, how much each individual score matters in the overall.

    TJ Hooker said:
    For comparison:

    Tigerlake sample
    Single 121
    Quad 409
    Multi 546

    8250U
    Single 92
    Quad 302
    Multi 403

    3700U
    Single 91
    Quad 284
    Multi 480

    8250U/3700U are average values across all submissions, tiger lake only has the one result.

    Plus a very early sample. It could change but its a promising rumor. Of course all of this will be mobile so useless to us but could give us an idea of what we could see on the desktop.

    Now to find my massive grain of salt until official launch.....
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  • TJ Hooker
    Another downside of looking at mobile results is that platform power/cooling/configuration vary significantly, such that a chip can perform significantly differently depending on the system it's in.
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