Earlier this month, Intel presented its first Tiger Lake-H processor of the 11th generation made specifically for gaming notebooks. Now, at Computex 2021 (a technology event held annually in Taiwan) the company announced two new U-series chips, consisting of low-voltage processors for ultra-thin notebooks: the Core i7-1195G7 and the Core i5-1155G7.
One of the highlights of the Core i7-1195G7 is its ability to achieve a frequency of 5.0 Ghz, something so far unheard of. The new chips operate in the TDP range (Thermal Design Power, the maximum thermal power generated by the processor) from 12W to 28W. Both have four cores, eight threads and also integrated graphics (Intel Iris Xe).
The Core i7-1195G7 base clock frequency is 2.9 Ghz, but by using the Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology it can reach a maximum frequency with a single core of 5.0 GHz. The Core i5-1155G7, in turn, has a base frequency of 2.5 Ghz and can reach up to 4.5 Ghz.
Besides processors, Intel also announced its latest 5G modem for laptops.Called Intel 5G Call Solution 5000, the component will consist of plate in the M.2 standard that manufacturers can incorporate into their own devices.
The novelty, with 5G network support in the sub-6 frequency GHz and eSIM technology, is the result of a collaboration between Intel, Mediatek (responsible for component firmware) and Chinese Fibocom. At Intel, manufacturers like Acer, Asus and HP will still offer 2021 laptops embedded with the new Tiger Lake chips and their 5G modem.