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Intel brings faster Tiger Lake processors and a 5G modem for notebooks

The eleventh generation of Core i (code name Tiger Lake-U) was presented in autumn 2020, but has to hold out a bit – which is why Intel is now giving it a refresh: the newcomers Core 7-1195G7 and Core i5 are joining the well-known processor models. 1155G7. As before, they are four-core with up to 28 watts of waste heat.

Intel wants to catch up with the performance deficit on AMD’s Ryzen processors, which offer up to eight cores in the same TDP budget, with higher clock speeds. Both newcomers have higher turbo clock rates in the data sheet; the Core i7-1195G7 is said to even reach the 5 GHz mark with a processing load on one core. Lower turbo frequencies are intended for load on all cores, but still more than with the well-known models Core i7-1185G7 and Core i5-1135G7. It is, however, piquant that the guaranteed base frequencies of the newcomers are slightly lower than those of the older models used for comparison.

Intel promises that the two new CPUs will appear in over 60 notebook models by the end of the year. Most of these notebooks should already be known barebones, because according to Intel there are already over 250 notebooks that are equipped with Tiger Lake processors.

Intel wants to continue playing in cellular modems even without its own 5G chips.

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The first devices containing Intel’s first 5G cellular modem with the awkward name “5G Solution 5000” should also be available by the end of the year. If you are wondering because Intel sold its mobile communications development division to Apple in 2019: Intel provides the host software here, while the modem itself comes from MediaTek. Fibocom takes over the complete integration and then sells the whole thing as M.2 cards under the name FM350-GL.


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