Intel during its Computex 2021 keynote announced a slew of new products including two new 11th Gen Intel Core mobile U-series processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics and the 5G M.2 module for laptops. The new chipsets that will power the thin-and-light category, include Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7.
Intel Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7
The Intel Core i7-1195G7 is the company’s top-end chip in the U-series and is also the first one to achieve a 5.0 GHz clock speed. Both the Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7 chips come with four-core / eight-thread configurations and operate in the 12W to 28W range. They also feature the company’s own Iris Xe integrated graphics.
In terms of numbers, the Core i7-1195G7 has a base clock speed of 2.9GHz and a maximum single-core speed of 5.0GHz using the company’s own Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology. The Core i5-1155G7 comes with a base clock speed of 2.5GHz and a max clock speed of 4.5GHz.
What else did Intel announce?
Apart from the two new processors, Intel also announced its 5G M.2 module for laptops developed in partnership with MediaTek and Fibocom. This module will allow OEMs to incorporate a new M.2 card in their designs. According to the announcement, the module supports 5G NR in mid-band and sub-6GHz frequencies. It will also allow OEMs to offer eSIM facilities to their users.
Watch the Intel COMPUTEX 2021 Keynote:
COMPUTEX 2021 a full month affair
Computex organisers had hoped to host its 2021 event in person. However, due to the massive second wave, they had to opt to hold the event in an all-virtual format. The event will be stretched across the entire month going on till June 30.