Rumor: Intel Tiger Lake processors of 35W are going to use idle 9mW

According to reports, Intel is working on the Tiger Lake generation of processors, which consume only 9mW in idle 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 idle use of both 28W and 35W Tiger Lake processors at 9mW is due to Intel’s use of Lakefield’s power management. Lakefield is an economical platform for Atom and Core chips, with Intel using 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 asidend integrate its own processor into Mac systems.

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 data centre 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 AMD to Intel.