28 October 2021
Intel has announced a couple of new Core U-series processors at Computex 2021. These include Core i5-1155G7 and Core i7-1195G7 and are part of the 11th Gen Tiger Lake family. This is the first time we are seeing Intel release U-series processors with 5GHz support.
Both of these are quad-core and eight threads processors. The Intel Core i5-1155G7 features a base clock speed of 2.5GHz, slightly reduced from the previous iteration. Turbo clock speeds for single-core and all-cores have been boosted to 4.5GHz and 4.3GHz respectively. The maximum frequency for graphics has also been increased to 1.35GHz.
The Core i7-1195G7 has a base clock speed of 2.9GHz that has also been reduced. The Turbo clock speed has seen some increment as it is now 5GHz and 4.6GHz for the single-core and all-cores respectively. The graphics maximum clock speed is measured at 1.4GHz, an improvement over the previous offering.
Intel is claiming significant performance improvements with its newest offerings when compared to the competition. It even talked about gaming performance where it touted its latest releases as one of the best options. It should be noted that these chipsets are not meant for top-notch gaming. They are aimed at casual gamers who do not have gaming as their priority.
Chris Walker, Corporate VP and GM of MCP at Intel said,
“We’ve taken the world’s best processor for thin-and-light Windows laptops and made the experience even better with the addition of our two new 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe. In addition, we know real-world performance and connectivity are vital to our partners and the people that rely on PCs every day, so we’re continuing that momentum with more platform capabilities and choice in the market with the launch of our first 5G product for PCs – the Intel 5G solution 5000.”