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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  • trivik12 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    icelake laptops were in stores by last September fairly quickly after launch. Infact I saw more icelake laptops than comet lake at Costco. I bought a cheap laptop with icelake I5 for $280 and so volume was not an issue as well. We have already seen so many benchmarks from Tigerlake laptops and so many OEM's have already teased them and so I am expecting to see laptops in store/online next month.
  • neuen - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    Before shilling for Intel, one could have at least checked how much the cheapest Icelake i5 costs.
  • clemsyn - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    He is not shilling, I saw one of these HP laptop at Costco. It was advertised as an i3 but was actually an i5. There was also one from Walmart (Dell) that my son bought and was surprised it was an i5.
  • milkywayer - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    These xLake names are so confusing. Wish they'd just stick with simple incrementing numeric series like they did. 2700k, 3700k etc. Ofc these greedy c*** gobblers had to milk the market more and came out with i9 and soon an i11 - if jt weren't for AMD.
  • x064 - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    ... they still do?
  • xenol - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    They still are.

    The average joe doesn't know what an "Ice Lake" or "Coffee Lake" is anyway.
  • Spunjji - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    So there was literally one laptop - which you're making claims about but not linking to - that cost this much as a one-off? Cool story bro.
  • Santoval - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    One "cheap laptop" says the first one. One "HP laptop" says the second one. Neither say any specifics.
  • trivik12 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    I had bought a laptop last year. Deal had listed i3 but I had got i5 and updated to 16GB Ram and 512 GB NVME SSD for under $400.

  • Santoval - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - link

    The Core i3-1005G1 listed in that link is a 2-core CPU. It's supposedly Ice Lake but it has just 2 cores and it has a very low base clock frequency, so any AMD 4000 series APU with 4+ cores would decimate it. Therefore it's barely an Ice Lake, largely in name actually. What's the i5 CPU you got instead? Is it Ice Lake? Which part exactly? You keep withholding specifics..

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