Intel launches Tiger Lake – The new 11th Gen Intel Core processor

Today, Intel has launched the new 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processors with Iris X graphics called the Tiger Lake. The new technology is claimed to be the world’s best processor for thinner and lighter laptops by the company.

The tech manufacturer describes the Tiger Lake as,

“Intel today unleashed a new era of laptop performance with the launch of its next-generation mobile PC processors and the evolution of its broad ecosystem partnerships that are propelling the mobile PC industry forward. New 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics (code-named “Tiger Lake”) are the world’s best processors for thin-and-light laptops with unmatched capabilities for real-world productivity, collaboration, creation, gaming and entertainment across Windows and ChromeOS-based laptops.”

11th Gen Intel Core

The New 11th Gen Intel Core Processor – Tiger Lake

Called the best processor ever built by Intel, the new chip brings many new features for faster performance, better graphics, and enhanced users’ experience. Tiger Lake brings together:

  • New CPU up to 4.8 Gigahertz
  • New GPU designed on Xe graphics architecture
  • Industry-leading AI performance
  • New Thunderbolt 4 integration
  • Wi-Fi 6 connectivity
  • Deep software optimization

11th Gen Intel Core

The new Tiger Lake processor will power thin and lightweight laptops by Samsung, Lenovo, Acer, Dell, and HP.

11th Gen Intel Core

Built on Intel SuperFin technology, optimized existing transistors, and redefined the metal stack, the 11th Gen Intel Core processor offers  20%CPU performance improvements, two times better the graphics performance on X graphics architecture, five times better AI performance with platform capabilities like three times faster and more reliable connectivity with Wifi-6, New Thunderbolt 4, PCIe Gen 4, and new memory controllers.

In comparison to AMD, the photo editing experience on Tiger Lake now provides fine details with extra pixels, 200% faster than AMD.

Apple Silicon

The new 11th Gen Intel Core processor is released a few months after Apple announced the transition of Mac from Intel Core to own Apple Silicon to offer new features and faster performance at the WWDC 2020 online event. The two years transition period kicked start with the launch on the new macOS Big Sur. The latest Mac operating system is bringing many new features, start-up and boot systems, redesigned existing icons, control center, and much more.

Although the Cupertino tech company never mentioned any reason for the switch, industry reports claim that Intel’s slow growth over the years pushed Apple to design its own processor so it can deliver a unified architecture like that on iPhone and iPad.

Interestingly, Apple also announced that the current Intel-based Macs will be updated during the transition period. However, Mac is not included in the laptops line-up with the new Tiger Lake processor. Is the end of the Intel and Apple partnership?

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