These new chips were one of the worst kept secrets in recent months.
And they feature a completely new CPU and GPU architecture based on the company’s latest 10nm++ process node that offers much improved performance efficiency than its Ice Lake predecessors. They still retain the Core family branding, though they adopt an entirely new look and feel.
There is an awful lot to talk about, so let’s get straight to it after this video:
Microsoft Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay, praises these new Tiger Lake chips as:
“The new 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Xe graphics are delivering incredible performance and responsiveness to enable Windows customers around the world to be more productive and have fun today and in the future.”
For starters, these 11th Gen Core processors come with Intel Iris Xe graphics, which lets them deliver up to 2.7 times faster content creation and more than 20% faster office productivity. Intel also promises somewhere around 2 times better gaming plus streaming over competitive products.
Along with these, the chip giant has also made official its Evo platform, a brand that has been introduced for designs based on these processors and verified through Project Athena. These are notebooks that meet criteria like 9+ hours of battery life, wake from sleep in less than 1 second, and fast charging.
Besides Microsoft, Intel expects more than 150 designs based on these processors, from the usual suspects like Acer, ASUS, Dell, Dynabook, HP, Lenovo, LG, MSI, Razer, Samsung, and others.
Let the party roll.