According to fresh leaks, Intel is ostensibly considering it's Tiger Lake-U CPUs as 11th-generation products. The leak comes courtesy of known Twitter user @_rogame, who reportedly uncovered a 3D Mark benchmark for what is being called an 11th-gen Intel Core i7-1185G7.
The chip is based on Intel 10nm process and, somewhat confusingly, stands as a direct successor to the Ice Lake chips rather than the 10th-gen Comet Lake architecture. And this, despite Comet Lake-H models launching most recently. Questionable terminology aside, let's jump into what the Core i7-1185G7 has to offer.
The benchmark suggests it features four cores, eight threads, and a 3.0 GHz base clock speed, giving it a speed boost of around 700 MHz over the most decked out Core i7-1068G7 Ice Lake processor, which clocks in at 2.3 GHz base clock speed. The benchmark notes the boost clock speed as 2.9 GHz, which we can safely assume is wrong.
Graphics-wise, and according to another familiar Twitter leaker, @TUM_APISAK, the Core i7-1068G7 reportedly packs Xe graphics. The TDP is expected to land somewhere between 15 and 28 W in line with the destined ultra-thin notebook target market of the Tiger Lake CPUs.
The benchmark graphics score of 1296 would place it above AMD's mobile Vega-equipped Ryzen 7 4800U CPU that landed 1227. That's a 5% to 6% performance benefit. The Core i7-1185G7 secured a CPU score of 2922, which places it below the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U and even AMD Ryzen 7 4700U.
We recommend taking these score comparisons with a pinch of salt given this is all very much unconfirmed and comes from a leaked benchmark with some sketchy details on the chip itself.
If genuine, the four cores/eight-thread arrangements will naturally leave many disappointed if they were expecting a little more power from Intel's 11th-Gen chips.