Ride with the Computex 2021 (carried out online because of the COVID-19 pandemic), the Intel made some interesting announcements over the weekend. One is the expansion of the chip line. 11th generation core for notebooks (Tiger Lake-U), which now reaches 5 GHz. Another is a 5G module in M.2 format, the result of a partnership with the MediaTek.
11th core with 5 GHz boost
The first 11th generation Core notebook processors were announced in September 2020 in two categories: UP3 with 12-28W TDP; UP4, with 7-15 W TDP. The new models are part of the first group.
Are they: Intel Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7. Both have four cores and eight threads, 10 nanometer technology and support for LPDDR4X memories up to 4,266 MHz, but the first one draws more attention due to one detail: the model is the only one in the line to reach 5 GHz.
Note, however, that this frequency is only achieved by activating Turbo Boost Max 3.0 mode (for single core). The base frequency of the model is 2.9 GHz.
The Core i5-1155G7 doesn’t reach the 5GHz rate, but it turns out to be the most advanced Core i5 of the Tiger Lake-U series. The model has a 1350 MHz Intel Xe GPU, for example, while the other i5 Cores of the line limit this parameter to 1,300 MHz.
With the Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7, the Tiger Lake-U (UP3) series is now made up of the following models:
|chip||Cores / Threads||Clock (GHz)||cache||Graphics (EUs)||TDP|
|Core i7-1195G7||4/8||2.9 / max. 5||12 MB||Iris Xe (96)||12-28 W|
|Core i7-1185G7||4/8||3 / max. 4.8||12 MB||Iris Xe (96)||12-28 W|
|Core i7-1165G7||4/8||2.8 / max. 4.7||12 MB||Iris Xe (96)||12-28 W|
|Core i5-1155G7||4/8||2.5 / max. 4,5||8 MB||Iris Xe (80)||12-28 W|
|Core i5-1145G7||4/8||2.6 / max. 4.4||8 MB||Iris Xe (80)||12-28 W|
|Core i5-1135G7||4/8||2.4 / max. 4.2||8 MB||Iris Xe (80)||12-28 W|
|Core i3-1125G4||4/8||2 / max. 3.7||8 MB||UHD (48)||12-28 W|
|Core i3-1115G4||2/4||3 / max. 4.1||6 MB||UHD (48)||12-28 W|
Intel expects at least 60 notebooks to be launched based on our chips, which if confirmed, will see the Tiger Lake-U series feature in around 250 laptop models launched around the world.
Intel 5G Solution 5000 Module
In 2019, Intel sold its 5G modems division to Apple. Not to be left out of this market, the company followed the path of partnerships. O Intel 5G Solution 5000 (or Fibocom FM350-GL) is the result of an agreement with MediaTek signed in November 2019.
The module itself is produced by Fibocom. The 5G modem integrated in the device corresponds to the MediaTek T700, a chip announced in August 2020 that — guess what — came about thanks to the partnership with Intel.
It is a module with M.2 format and dimensions of 30 x 52 mm. The novelty also has a PCI Express 3.0 interface. The device is designed to support 5G at frequencies below 6 GHz (sub-6 GHz).
On 5G connections, the Fibocom FM350-GL supports rates of up to 4.7 Gb/s (gigabits per second) for download and 1.2 Gb/s for upload. In LTE mode, these rates are 1.6 Gb/s and 150 Mb/s (megabits per second), respectively.
Intel introduced the 5G Solution 5000 as a module primarily designed for Tiger Lake and Alder Lake processor-based laptops. Not by chance, the novelty is compatible with Windows, Linux and Chrome OS.
According to the company, Acer, Asus and HP are among the manufacturers that will launch notebooks with the module in 2021.
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