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Intel announces IoT-specific variants of Tiger Lake Core i3, i5 and i7 processors

Intel now offers 11th-gen CPUs for IoT. (Source: Intel)
Intel now offers 11th-gen CPUs for IoT. (Source: Intel)
Intel's Industrial Summit 2020 revealed that the OEM now believes that data and its processing will migrate to the edge in the future. To that end, it has announced 11th-gen Core processor versions aimed at Internet of Things (IoT) applications. They are extra-low-power variants of Tiger Lake CPUs with features such as Deep Learning Boost, although they retain Thunderbolt 4 and PCIe 4.0 support.

Intel has introduced new processors dedicated to IoT applications at its latest Industrial Summit (September 2020). The chipsets are 11th-gen and have Xe graphics with a maximum of 4 cores/8 threads each and TDPs of up to 28W. Nevertheless, they are still capable of supporting up to 4 4K/60fps HDR (or dual 8K/60fps SDR) monitors.

Therefore, they may be more able to drive modern, demanding display rigs or machine vision, both of which may be informed by AI. To this end, the Tiger Lake derivatives are also enhanced with features such as Intel Deep Learning Boost and Time Coordinated Computing. They are geared toward reduced latency and improved cycles, which may benefit robotics or next-gen edge.

The new Intel Core for IoT processors are, accordingly, essentially E-variants of previously-announced 11th-gen chipsets. They are the i7-1185G7E, i5-1145G7E and i3-1115G4E. There are also industry-specific SKUs: the i7-1185GRE, i5-1145GRE and i3-1115GRE. They clock up to 4.4GHz, have integrated GPUS with up to 96 execute units (EUs) and up to 12MB caches (in the i7s).

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09-23 (Update: 2020-09-23)