The confirmation comes courtesy of an entry on Intel’s own investor relations website (opens in new tab), which has an entry for a "Tiger Lake Launch Event", which is the same September 2nd date as it's "something big" event. This is no coincidence.
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Clicking the "additional information” link doesn't give us any further details about the launch, but we already know pretty much everything about Tiger Lake based on a number of online leaks.
Intel’s investor relations website also reveals that Raja Koduri, the chipmakers chief architect, will be giving a separate update on August 13.
We've reached out to Intel for more information and will update this story as soon as we hear anything.
But what is it?
The 11th-generation processor lineup, which was first shown off at CES 2020, is expected to deliver an impressive performance leap over its 10th-generation predecessors thanks to its all-new 10nm+ Willow Cove architecture.
For example, leaked benchmarks have shown that the so-called Intel Core i7-1165G7 - a quad-core, 8-thread chip with a base clock of 2.8GHz and a boost of 4.7GHz - outpaces AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800 by more than 20% in single-threaded tests.
We’re also expecting a major leap in the graphics department, as the Tiger Lake processors will be the first to feature Gen 12 Xe graphics, which promise a substantial uplift compared to Intel’s Gen 11 graphics.
Leaked benchmarks have again confirmed this, with the Core i7-1165G7's integrated graphics managing to outperform the GeForce MX350, a standalone notebook graphics card which was released by Nvidia just a few months back.
We suspect the company will be providing more details about its first discrete GPU, the DG1, which it showed off at CES 2020.