03 September 2020
Intel has launched its 11th Gen Tiger Lake processor for thin and light laptops. The new processor has integrated Xe graphics and nine new high-performance SKUs across Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7. These configurations range from the dual-core Core i3-1110G4 with a 1.8GHz base frequency to the quad-core i7-1185G7.
The new processor is based on a 10nm process with SuperFin, a new high-performance transistor that delivers much “bang for the buck,” which means better speeds at lower power consumption.
Intel promises greater than 20% CPU performance improvement, up to 2x graphics performance, and 5x better AI performance, all thanks to the new Xe graphics architecture. However, only some of the configurations will feature the company’s upgrade Xe integrated graphics. Some of the lower-end models will come with the current Gen 11-based Intel UHD Graphics.
The new Xe graphics replaces the current Gen 11 Iris graphics found in the upper-tier chips in 10th-gen Ice Lake mobile CPUs.
The new 11th Gen Tiger Lake processor supports Wi-Fi 6 for faster connectivity, Thunderbolt 4 with USB4 compliance. It is the first mobile processor with PCIe Gen 4 enabling direct SSD attached with up with 32Gbps, and display support for up to four 4K monitors. Intel claims that the Quick Sync Video capability offers 200% better performance when encoding video in HEVC. Intel touts that this can render a one-minute 4K video in half the time.
Intel reveals soon Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung will launch new laptops with 11th Gen Intel Core processors. More manufacturers are expected to bring their laptops with the new Tiger Lake processors at the IFA 2020 trade show in Berlin, which is beginning from tomorrow, September 3, and will end on September 5.
These are the new U-series laptop processors that are coming in the late summer or early fall. Referring to Intel’s track, it may also release more power H-series versions of Tiger Lake chips for hard-core gamers, power laptops, and workstations, though Intel didn’t make a mention of it.