Intel is reportedly working on the Tiger Lake generation of processors, which only consume 9mW in standby mode. Intel would also come with three 10nm generations, after which the chipgigant wants to switch to 7nm.
The information comes from Ashraf Eassa from The Motley Fool, who often correctly releases internal Intel information. According to Eassa, the standby consumption of both 28W and 35W Tiger Lake processors at 9mW is due to Intel’s use of Lakefield’s energy management. Lakefield is an economical platform for Atom and Core chips, where Intel uses a configuration of powerful and energy-efficient cores, similar to ARM’s big.Little concept. The demonstration of a 35W Tiger Lake chip would have surprised Apple . This week it was announced that Apple intends to push Intel aside and integrate its own processor in Mac systems.
Details about the standby consumption does not give Eassa. The most economical stand-by mode for socs at Windos is Modern Standby which uses the S0 energy state. In Windows 8.1 this mode was still called Connected Standby and an Intel Atom Z2760 used in that state ‘less than 100mW’.
Tiger Lake is in turn the successor of Ice Lake, which is the successor of the current Coffee Lake and Canon Lake generations. Tiger Lake, Ice Lake and Canon Lake become 10nm generations of chips. According to Eassa, Intel will use three 10nm nodes before the arrival of 7nm: 10nm, 10nm + and 10nm ++. Intel also operated three 14nm nodes: the current Coffee Lake processors were produced at 14nm ++.
Eassa also reports that the first dedicated gpu that Intel is working on, under the name Arctic Sound, was originally intended as a datacenter chip for streaming of video. Intel, however, would have decided to also make a gpu for gaming . This step would have been made by Raja Koduri, who left from AMD to.