The Intel Core i3-1120G4 is a power-efficient quad-core SoC for laptops and Ultrabooks based on the Tiger Lake-U generation (UP4) that was introduced in September 2020. It integrates four Willow Cove processor cores (8 threads thanks to Hyper-Threading). Each core can clock from 1.1 GHz (base speed) to 3.5 GHz (1 core boost). All cores at once can clock at up to 3 GHz.
Another novelty is the integrated Xe graphics card based on the completely new Gen 12 architecture. The i3 integrates the low end UHD Graphics G4 with 48 of the 96 EUs enabled and a clock speed of 400 – 1100 MHz. The GPU and CPU can together use the 8 MB of L3 cache.
Furthermore, Tiger Lake SoCs add PCIe 4 support (4 lanes), AI hardware acceleration, and the partial integration of Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4 and Wi-Fi 6 in the chip.
The chip is produced in the improved 10nm+ process (called SuperFin) at Intel that should be comparable to the 7nm process at TSMC (e.g. Ryzen 4000 series).
The operating range of the UP4 series is specified at 7 to 15 Watt. Therefore, the processor is well suited for very thin and light laptops, convertibles or tablets.
|Series: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake-U|
|Codename||Tiger Lake UP4|
|Clock Rate||1100 – 3500 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||320 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||5 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||12 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||4 / 8|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||9 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||10+ nm|
|Features||DL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266|
|GPU||Intel Iris Xe Graphics G4 48EUs (400 – 1100 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|