Intel announced the launch of two new 11th Gen U-Series chips for use in thin, lightweight laptops. This was announced at the virtual Computex event.
It also unveiled its first 5G M.2 module for laptops Intel® 5G Solution 5000, designed in a partnership with MediaTek.Intel sold its smartphone modem business to Apple in 2019.
These new processors, combined with Intel’s co-engineering work with independent software vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), continue Intel’s leadership in mobile compute — delivering the world’s best processors for thin-and-light Windows-based laptops.
Both of Intel’s new chips have Intel Irix Xe graphics. The flagship model is the Core i7-1195G7, which has base clock speed is 2.9 GHz, but can reach up to 5.0 GHz on a single core using Intel’s Turbo Boost Max 3.0 tech. The other chip, called the Core i5-1155G7, has a base clock speed of 2.5GHzm and a maximum of 4.5GHz. Both chips have four cores and eight threads.
Commenting on the development, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Mobility Client Platforms Chris Walker said Intel has 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 graphics.
“In addition, we know real-world performance and connectivity are vital to our partners and the people who 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,” said Chris Walker.
According to Intel, widespread pandemic-driven requirements for working and studying at home have proven that mobility, performance and connectivity are essential to modern PC experiences. “As the world embarks on the next stages of hybrid work-learn-play models, advancements in mobile computing support the evolution of how and where people use their devices,” states Intel.
About the New 11th Gen Intel Core Processors: The 11th Gen Intel Core processor family continues to deliver real-world productivity, collaboration, creation, gaming and entertainment on thin-and-light laptops.
Now 11th Gen Intel Core processor-based laptops2 deliver:
Up to 5 gigahertz (GHz) in high-volume thin-and-light designs — an industry first.
Up to 25% overall application performance advantage over the competition.
Designs with Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) for improved connectivity.
ISV optimizations for up to eight times faster transcoding and up to twice the video editing speed over the competition.
Impressive 1080p gameplay on new and popular titles, such as Valheim, with up to a 2.7 higher frame rate than that of the competition.
More than 60 designs based on the Intel Core i7-1195G7 and Intel Core i5-1155G7 are expected by this holiday season, with laptops from Acer, ASUS, Lenovo and MSI available this summer. Nearly 250 designs powered by 11th Gen Intel Core U-series processors are expected by this holiday season.
The 5G M.2 module, called the “5G Solution 5000,” supports 5G NR midband, sub-6GHz frequencies and eSIM tech. Intel has partnerships with telecoms in North America, EMEA, APAC, Japan and Australia.
The module is expected to be in laptops produced by Acer, ASUS, HP and other manufacturers by the end of this year, and OEMs are also working on 250 designs based on 11th Gen U-Series chips, expected to hit the market by the holidays.
11th Gen Intel Core processor-based platforms combined with the recently launched second-generation Intel® Optane™ memory H20 with solid state storage (SSD) accelerate everyday tasks to management of large media, gaming files and applications with a new level of responsiveness and large storage capacity. SSDs with Intel Optane memory are the fastest, enabling the ability to launch applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, up to 49% faster.2