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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  • Santoval - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    p.s. I found it myself. According to a buyer it has the Core i5-1035G4 which is a 4-core Ice Lake. The buyer speculates that the reason of offering an i5 instead of that i3 might be due to low availability of Ice Lake 2-core i3s, since the price points to having an i3.
    Since that's the case then this was an amazing, perhaps one-of-a-kind offer - though I'm sure HP cut corners from everything they could to turn a profit; monitor (despite being an IPS), build quality and materials, trackpad, you name it. trivik12 I'm sorry about suggesting you might be an Intel shiller..
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  • Santoval - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    p.s.2 You were also lucky. According to the same buyer the later shipments of this laptop usually had an i3 CPU. So unless you went to the shop to check which CPU it has if you ordered online it was like a lottery between the i5 and the i3. Reply
  • trivik12 - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    if you go into the slickdeals thread many folks got the i5. it was not a lottery. it was not one of YMMV deals. As another poster said even a walmart deal came with i5 despite listing mentioning i3.

    You could be right about the shortage of i3 parts.
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  • trivik12 - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    As I said it was listed as 1005G1 but I got i5-1035-G4. That has 4 cores/8 thread. https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/produc... Reply
  • ikjadoon - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    There are very cheap Ice Lake laptops, actually. That $280 deal was quite famous, actually, at Costco. I was genuinely surprised at some deals, but it's quite common, especially for the i5-1035G1 SKU.

    https://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?src=SearchBar...

    Most are under $600 and a few under $430 and that golden deal at $280.

    I once had to buy a Pentium laptop for $250; people getting Ice Lake i5's for $30 more is a bloody steal.
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  • trivik12 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    That $280 laptop came with 1035-G4. So not just CPU but even GPU was not bad. It was really good for the price with IPS Screen(not so good IPS screen). I am sure bulk rates charged to OEM's are lower. Especially post ryzen laptops in the market. I am expecting Tigerlake to be available at good price as well(may be not at $280). Reply
  • Spunjji - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    "Most are under $600" is a different claim from "I found a $280 laptop which means they must have had loads of volume". The i5-1035G1 is gimped with a severely cut-down GPU; if anything, your link here is proof that they could only get good volume by disabling large chunks of their processors. Reply
  • ikjadoon - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    ....what kind of GPU do $600 thin-and-light laptops supposed to have? This is a silly level of goal post moving. The Iris Plus G4 is extremely capable: anybody would agree the HD600-series were anemic, but your argument has completely fallen through.

    Everyone gets good volume by disabling large chunks of their processors. Is AMD somehow selling 4800U volume? Not at all.

    It's like the YouTube comment section has flooded Anandtech.
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  • brantron - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    Apples and oranges. Comet Lake U chips at the time were all rebadged Whiskey Lake, which were already ubiquitous. Ice Lake i3 and i5 are inexpensive because they're gimpy.

    The playing field has since changed and there's an all time record supply of AMD mobile CPUs.

    Tiger Lake fits best in the XPS 13 and Surface Pro end of things. Ice Lake SP is coming down the pipe at the same time, so 10nm isn't going to suddenly flood the market.

    Rocket Lake U can cover the rest.
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  • ikjadoon - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    How is an i5 "gimpy"? That makes zero sense. They're 4C/8T with Iris Graphics. The i3 dual-core, gimped to hell. But the i5 is actually pretty respectable.

    There may be "record supply" of AMD mobile CPUs, but extremely few products in stock. That makes a consumer decision, unfortunately, easy.
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