Computex 2021 | Intel introduces Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7 Tiger Lake-U SKUs, Core i7-1195G7 with 5 GHz boost to take on AMD Ryzen 7 5800U in single-core; Intel 5G Solution 5000 brings M.2 5G to laptops
We reported earlier that Intel may add a few additional SKUs to its Tiger Lake lineup. Now, at Computex 2021, Intel has confirmed that it is adding two new SKUs to its Tiger Lake-UP3 lineup — the Core i5-1155G7 and the Core i7-1195G7.
These two new processors are a step above the Core i5-1145G7 and the Core i7-1185G7, respectively in terms of single-core, all-core boost, and GPU clocks. However, Intel has not announced any Tiger Lake-H35 additions as was speculated earlier.
The Core i7-1195G7 is a 4C/8T 12-28 W part with largely similar specifications as the Core i7-1185G7. However, the Core i7-1195G7 now offers a 2.9 GHz base clock, 5 GHz single-core boost via Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0, 4.6 GHz all-core boost, and a 1.4 GHz max GPU clock. The Core i7-1195G7 is, therefore, the first U-series processor to hit the 5 GHz mark for single-core boost.
Similarly, the Core i5-1155G7 now sits above the Core i5-1145G7 offering 2.5 GHz base, 4.5 GHz single-core boost, and a 4.3 GHz all-core boost. The GPU clock gets a slight bump to 1.35 GHz.
Intel said that the Core i7-1195G7 "eclipses" the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U when it comes to relative performance in several popular games and content creation workloads. A point to be noted here is that the Core i7-1195G7 is running in the 28-35 W TDP envelope while the Ryzen 7 5800U is using a 15-25 W range (HP ProBook 455 G8).
The higher numbers we see with the Intel chip could therefore be attributed to higher power consumption. We will have to wait for independent testing to get the actual picture. That being said, Intel's Xe Graphics has the QuickSync Video and 10-bit video encoding advantage that the competition currently lacks, which does impact content creation performance.
Apart from new Tiger Lake SKUs, Intel is also introducing its first 5G M.2 solution, the Intel 5G Solution 5000 made in partnership with MediaTek. The Intel 5G Solution 5000 is comprised of a Fibocom module, MediaTek firmware, and Intel host software. The modem works in the sub 6 GHz frequency band and is rated to offer 4.7 Gbps download and 1.25 Gbps upload speeds over 5G NR.
Intel said that Acer, Asus, and HP will be among the first OEMs to introduce Tiger Lake-U and Tiger Lake-H laptops with the Intel 5G Solution 5000 with over 30 designs expected over the course of next year.
Intel Press Release