After a string of leaks,Intel has officially launched its new 11th generation mobile processors (codenamed Tiger Lake-H), in addition to the new Xeon SERIES OF CPUs, which will be available globally starting today.
The flagship of the launch, commonly, is the Intel Core i9-11980HK,which will feature 8 cores and 16 threads in the new Willow Cove microarchitecture. Chip lithography remains in the traditional 10 nanometers with SuperFin transistors, however, the company promises speeds of up to 5 GHz in turbo mode.
Interestingly, clock performance does not exceed the 5.3 GHz measured in the pastgeneration, however, performance gains in games may be remarkable, as the new CPUs directly access the GDDR6 memory of the integrated video cards, allowing for higher frame rates per second with lower latency.
In fact, compared to rival hardware, AMD’s Ryzen 5900HXCPU, gaming performance proved slightly higher in popular titles such as Far Cry: New Dawn and Hitman 3. Furthermore, the use of professional-facing applications, such as photo processing, should see improvements of up to 22% over the previous generation.
Compatible with the 4th generation PCI Express interface, connectivity is also highlighted for tiger lake-h family mobile processors, which will feature 6E Wi-Fi support and DDR4 memories of up to 3,200 MHz —Compatibility with DDR5 interface RAM will be seen in the 12th generation of processors.
With transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps, the Thunderbolt 4 connection did notexceed expectations, however, it promises improved performance with support for Ultra HD resolution on multiple monitors and 8K on a single monitor.
As disclosed by Intel, processors will offer 2.5 times the total bandwidth of PCI Express compared to similar 10th generation processors, and 3 times higher than other processors in the market.Intel Xeon W-11000
Equally detachable, the series also features the new Xeon W-11000 model for mobile workstations, which will feature specifications similar to the most popular models, but bring advanced hardware-based security features.
With this, data scientists and financial professionals, for example, can benefit from some cpu functions based on the Intel vPRO platform, which offers everything from 6E Wi-Fi support to higher levels of security.
The chips will also feature the Xeon + Error Correcting Code (ECC) and Intel Hardware Shield, which detects threats through artificial intelligence. Still recounting optimization for deep machine learning, many of the security tools aim to combat ransomware attacks and cryptocurrency mining on Windows systems.
Intel’s new processors have already been present in the release expectations of partner manufacturers. Dell, for example, has already updated the desktop specifications of its gamer portfolio, and more recently, the Inspiron notebook line has also been updated to receive high-performance chips.
Acer devices also already have the latest Intel Core i5 SKUs for their game-focused catalog. The Nitro 5 will be equipped with the family’s most intermediate chip in conjunction with cost-effective specifications.
It shouldn’t take a long time for several manufacturers to announce platforms equipped with the new generation, whose launch coincided with the announcement of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050 models, also aimed at notebooks, aiming at more efficient consumption and high performance.