What you need to know
- Intel today invited press to a September 2 event
- The invitation says Intel has "something big to share.".
- This will likely mark the launch of Intel's 11th Gen CPU lineup, codenamed Tiger Lake.
Intel has "something big to share" on September 2, according to an invitation sent to the press today. The company will hold a virtual event, where we're expecting it'll likely launch its 11th Gen CPU lineup.
The 11th Gen CPUs are expected to be the "Tiger Lake" chips that Intel teased at CES 2020. The company didn't share many details at the time, but it did show off a processing-heavy game being run on a Tiger Lake chip in a thin-and-light laptop. Tiger Lake chips will be built on Intel's Xe architecture, which is expected to bring much more power and graphics processing prowess to sub-25W PCs.
Earlier in July, we saw an alleged Tiger Lake benchmark leak that backs this claim up. The benchmark showed that Intel's Xe graphics platform beat out NVIDIA's MX350 chip, which is impressive for integrated graphics.
We've already started to get a taste of the laptops that will launch with Tiger Lake chips later this year. In June, Acer announced the new Swift 5, a slim laptop that the company said will include Intel's Xe graphics architecture. Expect to see more laptops announced after Intel's September event.
Like Intel's 10th Gen chips, it's also reasonable to assume we'll see Tiger Lake pop up in laptops initially, with desktop chips to follow. For an exact roadmap, however, we'll have to wait until the September 2 event.
10th gen CPU are only becoming available since a couple of days in Europe (for those willing to build their own desktop configuration).
Before launching a new generation, first try to give current gen worldwide availability
Intel makes most of its money with laptops and Xenon workstations, so it makes sense that Tiger Lake desktop PCs would be last. I would like to get a new desktop class PC in the winter. I hope something is out by then.
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