Intel finds a couple more 11th-gen Core chips, one hits 5.0GHz in laptops

Teases Alder Lake architecture – which mixes different types of CPU – in mobile PCs. Also reveals some 5G fun

Computex Intel has found another pair of 11th-gen Core processors and announced them at Taiwan’s Computex conference, then revealed its 12th-gen “Alder Lake” architecture is “just on the horizon.”

The 11th-gen Core i7-1195G7 boasts Intel Iris X graphics, four CPU cores, 12MB cache, base speed of 2.9GHz, and the ability to send one core to 5.0GHz. All-core turbo mode can reach 4.6GHz.

The Core i5-1155G7 takes the cache down to 8MB, offers everyday duty at 2.5GHz, all-core surges to 4.3GHz or single-core 4.5GHz operations.

Chipzilla pitched the new components at thin and light laptops, and claimed they will delight gamers with fabulously frantic frame rates and get creators cooing by rendering 99 per cent of 4K frames, even with half a dozen vids playing at once. An unnamed “competitor” was asserted as being unable to match that performance.

Both Cores are made on 10nm processes and were introduced in a Computex event keynote that was heavy on messaging and promotion.

Steve Long, corporate veep for sales and marketing at Intel, briefly showed off its next-gen Alder Lake CPU parts, saying they’re already in the hands of system builders and are “just on the horizon” as a commercial product for both desktops and laptops. That’s a small advance on Intel’s previous position that Alder Lake can be expected by the end of 2021 and is a desktop-centric offering.

Alder Lake is a big deal for Intel as the architecture will mix two types of CPU on the die. One set will be powerhouses, the other turned for power efficiency – like Arm's big.Little approach. Inclusion in laptops is therefore notable.

The keynote also saw Intel reveal a 5G Solution 5000, a device built with MediaTek that imbues PCs with 5G connectivity. Cue all the unavoidable chatter of the last year about work being something we do anywhere these days.

The heavily produced video presentation for these launches was attributable to Computex again adopting a virtual format after trying to stage a real-world event. Although Taiwan was all-but COVID-19-free in April, the nation is now experiencing hundreds of infections a day, its worst performance of the pandemic. Intel acknowledged the difficulties that's created and repeatedly thanked its Taiwanese partners for their years of assistance. ®

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