Intel has announced the marketing of its first 11th generation Intel Core Tiger Lake-U chip which reaches a speed of 5 GHz and is developed for use in laptop configurations.
The announcement comes to coincide with the celebration of Computex 2021, a very relevant event that takes place every year in the middle of the year and is held in virtual format for the second year in a row.
In fact, the new chip has Intel Iris Xe graphics, Intel wifi 6 / 6E (Gig +), as well as Intel 5G 5000, which also guarantees 5G connectivity thanks to the module it integrates.
Specifically, Intel announced two new processors, the 2.9 GHz Core i7-1195G7 and the 2.5 GHz Core i5-1155G7. After powering the i7-1195G7 with Intel’s Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology, the chip achieves a clock speed of 5 GHz. .
Both chips fall into what Intel calls its “UP3” category, which was previously known as the “U” series of chips designed for general purpose laptops. Intel said more than 60 designs based on the Intel Core i7-1195G7 and Intel Core i5-1155G7 processors are expected in the second half of the year.
Among the major laptop manufacturers there are brands such as Acer, HP, Lenovo, Asus or MSI available, which will have models even for this summer. Nearly 250 models equipped with 11th generation Intel Core U series processors are expected.
With the new additions, the total number of Intel Tiger Lake-H UP3 chips comes to seven, in addition to the five that Intel launched last year in September.
In our review of the first Tiger Lake laptop chips, we were able to find out how Intel competes in performance with AMD’s Ryzen 4000 mobile processors. This is in part due to the design of the chip’s SuperFIN transistor, which offers significant performance improvements.
In the section on computer configurations for gaming laptops, Intel also released two variants: the so-called “Tiger Lake H35” chip for ultraportable gaming PCs and the 11th generation Tiger Lake-H cores for PCs. more traditional laptops.
In the following table, you can see how the new Intel Tiger Lake laptop chip family is formed, with the new models highlighted in red:
Intel is launching a number of performance graphics compared to previous generations, providing new benchmarks. This is how you see the new Core i7-1195G7 adapting to the competition, the Ryzen 7 5800U.
However, it is important to note that the Intel chip operates between 28W and 35W, while the Ryzen operates between 15W and 25W. More power usually equates to higher performance.
Both in the gaming section and when generating content, new processors will benefit from controller optimizations, as well as the overall design and speed of the processor itself.
5G connectivity as standard
At the platform level, Intel has decided to announce its first 5G solution at Computex. The M.2 5G Solution 5000 card includes software designed by Intel to work with the rest of the 6E wifi chipset.
The pandemic has given some truce in the adoption of 5G, however, with many companies trying to get their workers back to normal, it looks like device and equipment connectivity will become crucial for 2022.
Original article published in PCWorld US.