Intel made a splash earlier this month by announcing its first 11th Gen Tiger Lake H-series processors for more powerful laptops. However, at Computex 2021, the company is announcing a pair of new U-series chips, one of which is the first to feature a 5.0GHz clock speed for lower voltage U-series lineup.
Intel is launching the Core i7-1195G7, the company’s latest top-of-the-line U-series CPU, and the Core i5-1155G7, Intel most potent Core i5-level CPU. Like the previous 11th Gen U-series chips, the new chips operate in the 12W to 28W range. Both CPUs have four cores, eight threads, and Iris Xe integrated graphics (the Core i7-1195G7 comes with 96 EUs, while the Core i5-1155G7 has 80 EUs.)
The Core i7-1195G7 has an actual clock speed of 2.9GHz, but Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology can reach a maximum single-core speed of 5.0GHz. The Core i5-1155G7, on the other hand, offers a 2.5GHz base clock speed and a 4.5GHz boost speed. Getting to 5GHz out of the box is a relatively new development for laptop CPUs in general: Intel’s first 5GHz laptop processor was released in 2019.
Along with the new processors, Intel also unveiled its latest 5G modem solution for laptops, the 5G Solution 5000, a new M.2 card that device makers would be able to include in their designs. The new modem collaborates between, Mediatek (which handles modem firmware), and Fibocom (which produces the modules).
It will support sub-6GHz 5G and integrated eSIM technology. Acer, Asus, and HP will all sell laptops with Intel Tiger Lake CPUs and new 5G Solution 5000 cards later this year, according to Intel.