At times a new release of hardware detection software not only improves functionality and detection capabilities, but also reveals unknown or upcoming hardware. This has happened again with the latest GPU-Z utility that adds detection for added a mysterious ‘Tiger Lake Server’ processor along with Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake CPUs, Nvidia’s GeForce LHR GPUs (with correct hash rates), and the GeForce RTX 3060 based on the GA104 chip.
We have never heard of Tiger Lake Server CPU before. Still, keeping in mind that the processor would presumably be made using Intel’s 10nm SuperFin fabrication process that was architected primarily for client PCs, we don’t really expect Intel to design brand-new server-grade silicon based on the Tiger Lake design (e.g., Willow Cove microarchitecture).
This doesn’t mean Intel couldn’t merely use its existing quad-core Tiger Lake (UP3, UP4, H35) or eight-core Tiger Lake-H designs to address servers. For example, earlier this year, Intel quietly launched its Tiger Lake B-series processors with a 65W TDP and Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) for high-performance small form-factor desktops.