Intel has announced at CES new processors, mainly for mobile computers, but also some new models for desktop computers. It seems that Intel wants to regain the field of gaming processors, after AMD managed to surpass the performance of the 10th Core i models with the launch of the new Ryzen 5000 models. Also, in the field of laptop processors, Intel wants to create a new device category: ultra portable gaming laptops.
Intel promises high performance in gaming on thin and light computers
Probably the most interesting new range of Intel processors announced at CES is the Tiger Lake H35, which includes processors with an estimated consumption of 35W per 10nm architecture. They are dedicated to gaming computers and integrate compatibility with new technologies such as Thunderbolt 4, PCI Express 4.0, Wi-Fi 6E and even faster integrated graphics chips than previous generations.
Intel says they will come in Core i5 and i7 variants, with a frequency of up to 5 GHz on multiple cores. Next comes the announcement of Intel Core i5, i7 and i9 models with up to 8 cores in the near future, from the Tiger Lake-H range, with 35W consumption. Currently only the models from the i5 and i7 ranges have been presented here, with only one capable of reaching 5 GHz on a single core.
We have Intel Core i7-11375H SE (Special Edition), which integrates 4 cores and 8 threads and runs at the standard frequency of 3.3 GHz in 35W operating mode and can be configured at 28W for a base frequency of 3.0 GHz. It comes with 12 MB L3 Cache and boost frequency on a single 5 GHz core, 4.8 GHz on two cores and 4.3 GHz on all cores. It also integrates an Intel Xe graphics chip with 96 processing units.
The standard Intel Core i7-11365H model has identical specifications, but only allows boost to 4.8 GHz on a single core. Instead, the Intel Core i5-11300H (4C / 8T) has a base frequency of 2.6 GHz at 28W and 3.1 GHz at 35W, a boost of 4.4 GHz on 1 or 2 cores and 4 GHz on all the four. It integrates only 8 MB L3 cache, but uses the same Inte Xe graphics chip with 96 graphics processing units.
The launch will take place in the first half of the year
However, the new processors also allow configuration with RAM up to DDR4-3200 or DDR4X-4266, something we have never seen before on laptops.
The computers that Intel offers equipped with these processors are ultra portable gaming (16mm thick), with 14 or 15 ”screens, with the ability to play games at over 70 frames per second in 1080p or 4K. The company already promises over 40 models from partners such as Acer, ASUS, MSI, Vaio, Dell, HP and Lenovo for the first half of the year.