Intel is getting a facelift. This marks the company’s third major rebrand since its launch back in the ’60s. The fresh new logo launched alongside the new Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors for laptops. According to the announcement, customers can expect to find the new branding on everything that arrives in the future. This includes CPUs, laptops, Xeon servers, and even select mobile devices.
The new Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors for laptops include some fancy new features and speed improvements. This includes the new integrated Xe graphics, Thunderbolt 4 support, Wi-Fi 6 and a huge improvement to performance and battery life. Intel claims the 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors are the best option for light and thin laptops.
The new Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake processor lineup includes a range of new chipsets. There is a new Y-Series, U-Series and Core i7-1185G7 which offers speeds of 3.0GHz and can boost up to 4.8GHz. Quite impressive for a laptop chipset. The new i7-1185G7 also includes the Xe integrated graphics with 96 CUs and a max GPU speed of 1.35GHz.
While the new chips are still 10nm, Intel claims they are built with a new “10nm SuperFin design” that offers better speeds at lower power consumption. The company claims the new chips deliver 20% faster speeds for day-to-day “office use” and a 20% increase in “system-level power”. This results in an extra hour of battery life.
As for the Xe integrated graphics, Intel says it delivers up to twice the graphics performance in laptops. In addition, the Xe integrated graphics enables 8K HDR support as well as up to four 4K HDR display at once.
Intel also shared information on Project Athena renaming it to Intel Evo. The new certification promises that your laptop will offer up to nine hours of “real world” battery life in a single charge in a 1080p device. In addition, Intel Evo guarantees fast charging of four hours of battery life in just 30 minutes of charge, Wi-Fi 5, Thunderbolt 4 and your laptop wakes up in “less than a second”. In short, if you see the “Intel Evo” logo on your device, it will pack the included feature set.
|Model||Cores/ Threads||Graphics||Graphics (EUs)||Watts||Base Frequency (GHz)||Single Core Turbo (GHz)||All Core Turbo (GHz)||Cache|
|Core i7-1185G7||4C/8T||Iris Xe||96||12-28W||3.0||4.8||4.3||12MB|
|Core i7-1165G7||4C/8T||Iris Xe||96||12-28W||2.8||4.7||4.1||12MB|
|Core i5-1135G7||4C/8T||Iris Xe||80||12-28W||2.4||4.2||3.8||8MB|
|Core i3-1125G4||4C/8T||UHD Graphics||48||12-28W||2.0||3.7||3.3||8MB|
|Core i3-1115G4||2C/4T||UHD Graphics||48||12-28W||3.0||4.1||4.1||8MB|
|Core i7-1160G7||4C/8T||Iris Xe||96||7-15W||1.2||4.4||3.6||12MB|
|Core i5-1130G7||4C/8T||Iris Xe||80||7-15W||1.1||4.0||3.4||8MB|
|Core i3-1120G4||4C/8T||UHD Graphics||48||7-15W||1.1||3.5||3.0||8MB|
|Core i3-1110G4||2C/4T||UHD Graphics||48||7-15W||1.8||3.9||3,9||6MB|
Customers can expect to find the Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake chipsets in new devices later this year. Intel promises that over 150 devices are already in the works from companies such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, Dynabook, HP, Lenovo, LG, MSI, Razer, and Samsung. Acer already announced that its new Swift 5 (SF514-55), Swift 3 (SF313-53), and Swift 3 (SF314-59) include the 11th Gen chips. In addition, the Acer Swift 5 is an Evo certified device.