Intel introduced new additions to its 11th gen processor during the virtual Computex show.
Intel 11th Gen Processors at Computex Event
Intel is one of the big-name companies to present at the yearly Computex event in Taiwan. The company introduced the refresh of its Tiger Lake-U series processors.
The processors are based on the company’s Evo platform. They feature Iris Xe graphics and WiFi 6.
Intel also revealed a 5G modem that is compatible with future Windows machines.
These processors are the Core i7 – 1196G7. It’s the new best quality chip in this series. The Core i5-1 11555G7 will be the company’s most robust Core i5-level chip.
The latest chips operated in the 12W to 28W range. They have four core and 8 thread configurations. The Core i7 – 1195G7 has a clock speed of 2.9Ghz. It goes up to 5 GHz using Turbo Boost Max 3 technology.
The base clock speed of the Core i5 – 1155G7 is 2.5 GHz. It can be boosted to 4.5 GHz.
Intel announced that over 60 devices are based on the new processors and they will be available during the holiday season. Machines from Acer, ASUS, MSI, and Lenovo will have the first new batch of computers using those new processors.
Laptops with these processors can have over nine hours of use on a single charge. You can expect a high-quality machine.
5G Modem Solutions
But these two processors aren’t the only things that Intel introduced at the event.
Intel also revealed its latest 5G model for laptops. In 2019, Apple bought the company’s smartphone modem business.
Despite the acquisition of its modem business, Intel didn’t exit the modem business.
It’s still developing modems for autonomous vehicles, personal computers, and IoT devices. Intel stated that the acquisition allowed the company to focus on other 5G technologies.
With the acquisition, Apple was on its way to producing its 5G modems for its smartphones so it doesn’t have to rely on Qualcomm for its hardware.
This tactic of Apple is the same strategy it used when it acquired Dialog, which is a company that supplied Apple with chips for its iPhones.
The Intel 5G Solution 5000 has worldwide 5G carrier certification as part of its collaboration with MediaTek, HP, China Mobile, and DoCoMo.
The company will ship over 30 machines with 5G modem inside in 2022.
5G promises wireless speeds similar to what you get in a wired environment. No one knows for sure if an integrated modem will become a selling point for laptops. We’ll only know about it when they become available.
With an integrated modem, you can upload high-resolution video or images while you’re on the go.
Intel isn’t the first company to market a PC with a 5G solution. However, it’s the first company to deliver these devices in volume.
We don’t know how it will play out considering the extended supply disruptions because of the pandemic.
The release dates weren’t announced though. But we can expect them later this year.