Intel today announced that it has refreshed two of its most popular PC processors, the Core i7-1195G7 and Intel Core i5-1155G7. The firm also revealed its first 5G solution for PCs, which it created in partnership with MediaTek and Fibocom.
“We’ve taken the world’s best processor for thin-and-light Windows laptops and made the experience even better with the addition of our two new 11th-generation Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics,” Intel vice president Chris Walker says. “In addition, we know real-world performance and connectivity are vital to our partners and the people who rely on PCs every day, so we’re continuing that momentum with more platform capabilities and choice in the market with the launch of our first 5G product for PCs, the Intel 5G Solution 5000.”
The new processors are the first in the U-series to offer a 5 GHz clock speed, Intel notes, resulting in up to a 25 percent performance improvement over other 11th-generation Core i5 and i7 U-series processors. They incorporate Wi-Fi 6E compatibility, and Intel claims that PCs on this chipset can deliver 1080p gameplay on new and popular titles.
Intel says that PC makers plan over 60 designs based on these news processors this holiday season, which suggests that the 11th-generation Core processor family may stay in the market for longer than usual.
As for the Intel 5G Solution 5000, this release marks the return of Intel to 5G client networking after it killed its smartphone modem business in 2019. Acer, ASUS and HP will be among the first hardware makers to incorporate this M.2-based into their U- and H-Series PCs this year, and Intel expects to see over 30 designs based on the Intel 5G Solution 5000 to appear in the market by next year.
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