The new Tiger-Lake i3,i5, and i7 11th gen processors have been announced by Intel.
The latest 11th gen processors are the successors of Ice Lake processors. They are built on the 10nm technology and feature the much talked Intel Iris X graphics. The tech used in making these is known as SuperFin technology.
So what is SuperFin tech?
Intel’s 10nm SuperFin technology brings intra-node advancements over Ice Lake processors. The chipmaker says that SuperFin is named after a combination of SuperMIM and refined FinFET process. They claim that SuperMIM (Metal-Insulator-Metal) capacitors can sustain higher frequencies much longer than competing processors.
There are a total of 9 different models of the 11th gen processors in UP3 and UP4 packages.
The flagship model of the 9 is the Intel Core i7-1185G7. Intel claims that this processor gives a 100% better performance compared to the i7-1065G7U, which was the 10th gen flagship model. The higher-end 11th gen processors are backed to support 1080p gaming without the need for dedicated graphics.
Talking more about the UP3 and UP4, The UP3 variants come in 4-core / 8-thread configurations and the top-end model supports Turbo frequencies up to 4.8GHz with a single core and 4.1GHz across all cores. The TDP for these processors ranges between 7 to 28 watts. Here is a table of some key specs of all the processors.
Intel has also announced their new platform Intel EVO. The Intel Evo also encompasses Intel’s, Project Athena. First announced in 2019, Project Athena takes a unique approach to PC design, with the aim of meeting the real-world needs of the “mobile go-getter.” The Project Athena already program offers more than 50 verified designs that span consumer and commercial devices from partners like Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung.
“We are delivering dramatically new technology and experiences with our 11th Gen Intel Core and Project Athena program,” said an executive from Intel.
The second-gen of Intel EVO will deliver 20 new devices satisfying the following conditions.
- Unrestricted performance on battery power,
- At least 9 hours of battery life with the display sporting Full HD resolution at 250nits brights,
- System wake from sleep in under 1 second, and
- Fast charging with 4 hours worth of battery by charging the laptop for 30 minutes.
According to Intel, The first PC with the brand new Tiger Lake will soon launch by the end of this year. The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 5G is supposed to be the first device to run on Tiger Lake processors.