Intel Introduces 11th Gen Tiger Lake Processors for ‘Thin-&-Light’ Laptops

After previewing the new chips at its Architecture Day 2020 event earlier this year, Intel has today officially unveiled its 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors for laptops, which the company says are the “best processors for thin-&-light” laptops and will be available this fall (via The Verge).

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Intel’s new 11th Gen processor lineup will feature the company’s new integrated Xe graphics, Thunderbolt 4 support, Wi-Fi 6, and a big leap in performance and battery life over the previous Ice Lake chips. 

A demo shown during Intel’s announcement showed an 11th Gen chip offering similar or better graphics performance than a 10th Gen chip working simultaneously with an Nvidia MX350 GPU. Support for 8K HDR displays, along with the option to use up to four 4K HDR displays at once, has also been added.

Intel is launching nine new 11th Gen designs for both its U-series (which Intel is now referring to as UP3) and Y-series class chips (aka UP4), led by the Core i7-1185G7, which offer base speeds of 3.0GHz, a maximum single core turbo boost of up to 4.8GHz, and a maximum all-core boost of up to 4.3GHz. It also features the most powerful version of Intel’s Iris Xe integrated graphics, with 96 CUs and a maximum graphics speed of 1.35GHz.

The company says its new 11th Gen lineup is still built on the 10nm node, similar to the current 10th Gen Ice Lake models, although it upgrades to the Willow Core architecture with a new “10nm SuperFin design.”

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