Intel 11th Gen Core i7, i5, i3 ‘Tiger Lake’ 10nm CPUs for Laptops Launched

After disclosing high-level particulars of its new Tiger Lake CPU structure, based mostly on the ‘Willow Cove’ core design and new Xe-LP built-in graphics final month, Intel has now formally taken the wraps off the precise chips in its 11th Gen Core lineup. There are 9 CPUs in whole, throughout the Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 households, and all are geared toward skinny and lightweight laptops.

The firm additionally unveiled a brand new company identification with a redesigned emblem and geometric motif, in addition to its new Intel Evo branding for the Project Athena initiative that goals to ship a excessive degree of high quality management with regards to experiences throughout productiveness, gaming, and leisure.

Described because the “world’s best processor for thin and light laptops”, the 11th Gen Core household might be out there in additional than 50 completely different laptops from Dell, Acer, Lenovo, HP, Samsung, Asus, and others which can be anticipated to go on sale in lots of elements of the world this vacation season, and over 150 fashions in whole. Intel Executive Vice President and GM, Client Computing Group, Gregory Bryant, mentioned throughout a digital launch occasion that Tiger Lake “is the best processor intel has ever built, the best processor on the market, and it certainly rises above all the imitators”.

There are two courses of latest CPUs, UP3 (previously the U-series) operating at 15W and UP4 (previously the Y-series) operating at 7W, though Intel now makes use of a naming scheme that doesn’t emphasise this distinction. Laptop OEMs may additionally configure the TDP wattages as per the necessities of particular person designs. The former can now run between 12W and 28W, whereas the latter can scale from 7W to 15W.

Starting on the high finish, the Core i7-1185G7 has 4 cores with Hyper-Threading and runs at a base frequency of 3GHz with all-core and single-core increase speeds of as much as 4.3GHz and 4.8GHz respectively. This mannequin options Intel Iris Xe graphics with 96 execution models. In whole, there are three Core i7, two Core i5, and 4 Core i3 fashions throughout the 2 TDP teams. The Core i3 fashions use Intel’s older UHD graphics {hardware} and have solely two cores with Hyper-Threading.

The 11th Gen Core ‘Tiger Lake‘ household guarantees 2.7X sooner efficiency than the competitors in particular creator usages, resembling upscaling photographs, which use Intel’s DL Boost extensions and built-in AI processing {hardware}. Built-in AI can be used to enhance collaboration, for instance making use of background blur and noise removing in video conferencing software program at decrease energy than earlier than.

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Intel claims that the Iris Xe built-in GPU outperforms the competitors by a large margin


Intel claims the brand new built-in Iris Xe GPU will make Tiger Lake based mostly laptops higher than 90 % of skinny and lightweight fashions with discrete graphics offered final yr, and that customers can anticipate as much as 2X increased body charges in demanding video games at 1080p. Based on the Xe-LP structure, this might give Intel a big increase in an space the place it has to this point lagged behind competitor AMD. Intel says laptop computer OEMs will have the ability to supply cheap gaming high quality in compact laptops that are not designed to accommodate discrete GPUs.

On the platform degree, Tiger Lake introduces assist for Wi-Fi 6, USB 4 and Thunderbolt 4, in addition to the interior PCIe 4.0 interconnect, and a brand new era of DDR5 RAM. Direct connections to PCIe 4.0 SSDs will enhance knowledge switch charges, and Thunderbolt 4 will enable for 4 4K HDR shows to run concurrently. Dolby Vision and the AV1 codec enhance media efficiency, whereas whole reminiscence encryption ought to enhance resilience to hardware-based safety assaults.

This household of 11th Gen Core CPUs is manufactured on Intel’s 10nm ‘TremendousFin’ course of, which leverages improved transistor gates to cut back energy leakage and enhance efficiency at decrease voltages. This improves energy effectivity in addition to the vary of frequencies that Tiger Lake CPUs can obtain in compact laptops.

Intel struggled for a number of years to ship its first 10nm processors, the ill-fated Cannonlake era, though it did handle to ship the following Ice Lake era in sufficient amount in 2019 to serve some segments of the laptop computer market. Intel just lately introduced that its subsequent step, right down to 7nm, has additionally been delayed for a minimum of a yr, so the enhancements delivered by the 10nm TremendousFin course of are a lot wanted.

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