After numerous leaks and rumors, Intel has finally announced its latest 11th Gen processors today. The 11th Gen Intel processor codenamed Tiger lake is the firm’s second-gen 10nm processor following Ice lake and focuses on thin and light laptops.
The company announced a total of 9 processors, with Core i7-1185G7 at the top, which features 4 cores, 8 threads, and offers a base frequency of 3.0Ghz and a boost clock speed of 4.3Ghz. It is paired with Intel’s new Iris Xe GPU, which boosts up to 1.3Ghz.
The new 11th Gen Tiger Lake processor is built on the 10nm process but has upgraded to Willow Core architecture with an all-new ’10nm SuperFin’ design.
Gregory Bryant, Intel Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Client Computing Group said,
“11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics are a major leap forward in real world processor performance and are the best laptop processors we have built. From productivity and content creation to entertainment and gaming, when you pick a system powered by 11th Gen Intel Core – especially one of our new Intel Evo co-engineered and verified designs – you know you are getting the best laptop experience possible.”
Moreover, the new Intel CPUs will now support Thunderbolt 5 and PCIe 4.0 for major improvements. The Thunderbolt 4.0 is capable of handling two 4K displays and one 8K display, whereas, the PCIe 4.0 doubles the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0.
List of Nine processors
The firm mentions that it has 150 design from numbers of OEMs coming and are about to drop soon.
Apart from the processors, Intel has also announced new Iris Xe graphics, found in the new Core i5 and i7 processors. The Core i3 will keep the Intel UHD graphics.
The company is claiming 2.7x faster content creation and 2x faster gaming performance. Intel also mentioned that The Iris Xe graphics is better than 90-percent of the discrete GPUs paired with U-series processors.
The firm also introduced a new platform of PCs under Project Athena. The new Evo platform is mainly focused on helping PC buyers to know that they are purchasing high-quality standard PCs. To have an Evo branding on a laptop, it has to include Wi-Fi 6, Thunderbolt 4, 9 hours of battery on a single charge, and less than a second for system wake.
The firm claims that more than 20 Evo branding designs will be available by the end of 2020.