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Tiger Lake: Intel launches the 11th Core-i generation

Intel officially presented the processors developed under the code name Tiger Lake as the eleventh Core-i generation. Notebooks equipped with this should be available in a few weeks.

Seven models are planned for launch: three Core i7s and two each Core i5 and Core i3. The i3 are dual cores, the rest of the processors are quad cores. Unlike in the past, there are no longer any nominal TDP specifications, but only TDP windows: Models with a 0 in front of the G in the type number should consume between 7 and 15 watts, depending on the system, whereas those with 5 in front of the G should consume between 12 and 28 watts. There is also no longer a guaranteed base clock – it also depends on the TDP that is set.

This may seem unusual, but takes into account the fact that particularly fast notebooks have already brought complex cooling systems with them and the processors used – whether from Intel or AMD – burned more than the nominal 15 watts.

Intel’s 11th Core i generation (Tiger Lake) for notebooks

model

Cores / threads

TDP

Base rate

Max. Turbo clock

Cache

Xe-Eus

Xe turbo clock

Core i7-1185G7

4/8

12 – 28W

1.2-3.0 GHz

4.8 GHz

12 Mbytes

96

1.35 GHz

Core i7-1165G7

4/8

12 – 28W

1.2 – 2.8 GHz

4.7 GHz

12 Mbytes

96

1.30 GHz

Core i7-1160G7

4/8

7 – 15 W.

0.9-2.1 GHz

4.4 GHz

12 Mbytes

96

1.10 GHz

Core i5-1135G7

4/8

12 – 28W

0.9 – 2.4 GHz

4.2 GHz

8 Mbytes

80

1.30 GHz

Core i5-1130G7

4/8

7 – 15 W.

0.8-1.8 GHz

4.0 GHz

8 Mbytes

80

1.10 GHz

Core i3-1115G4

2/4

12 – 28W

1.7-3.0 GHz

4.1 GHz

6 Mbytes

48

1.25 GHz

Core i3-1110G4

2/4

7 – 15 W.

1.5-2.5 GHz

3.9 GHz

6 Mbytes

48

1.10 GHz

A number of general technical innovations of the Tiger Lake processors such as the Willow Cove cores and the integrated Xe GPU were revealed by Intel a few weeks ago.

Apropos AMD: Intel’s Gregory Bryant insisted on giving a swipe at the Ryzen 4000 processors with “it rises above all imitators” during the product presentation. However, he only substantiates his statement with specific examples such as AI-accelerated coloring and upscaling of images. The GPU Iris Xe contained in the processor – the first incarnation of Intel’s new graphics architecture – achieved around 60 fps in the racing game Grid, while a system with Ryzen 7 4800U only managed around 35 fps and a comparison notebook with Nvidia GeForce MX350 even less.

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Intel’s new processor logos

(Image: Intel)

Future tests must show how the processors fare in other tasks and games. In contrast to previous processor presentations, this time Intel did not distribute any samples or detailed information to press representatives in advance.


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Together with the eleventh Core i generation, the second generation of the notebook specification Project Athena will also start. While this was confused up to now, there are now hard facts: At least 9 hours of battery life, Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 are mandatory. You can recognize suitable notebooks in stores by the new Evo sticker.

And speaking of stickers and logos: With the launch of the eleventh Core i generation, Intel is not only changing the design of its stickers and product graphics, but has also given its company logo a makeover.


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