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Intel reaches 5 GHz in its new 11th generation processors for lightweight ultrabooks and with 5G

It’s Computex week, and Intel has taken the opportunity to introduce its latest 11th generation Intel Core processors. These are the new Intel Core i5-1155G7 and Intel Core i7-1195G7, two U-series chipsets focused on ultralight notebooks.

Intel brings a new level to its U-series with a base clock frequency slightly below its higher-end, but with a turbo speed of up to 5 GHz, being the first to beat this mark within the U-series.

Intel’s most powerful processor for ultrabooks

Intel had the i7 1165G7 and 1185G7, the latter with a base frequency of 3.0 GHz and a Turbo of up to 4.8 GHz. With the new i7 1195G7, this mark is surpassed and is positioned as Intel’s reference for the U series, which stands out for its efficiency, a frequency of 2.9 GHz, and a Turbo of 5 GHz.

The new processors use Intel Turbo Boost Technology 3.0, and 50 MHz has increased the maximum frequency of the Iris Xe GPU to 1.4 GHz on the i7 and 1.35 GHz on the i5. Its efficiency is between 12W and 28W.

Intel reaches 5 GHz

In performance comparison, Intel compares its new Core i7-1195G7 to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, ensuring a 2x edge when it comes to gaming.

Despite being talking about processors for Ultrabooks, which often compete with ARM processors, Intel describes these chips as Windows-focused processors and focuses on AMD as competition.

They will be used by the end of the year alongside a new 5G modem


HP, ASUS, and HP will be the first brands to take advantage of the new Intel Core U-Series. As the company explains in a statement, the first ultrabook to use the Intel Core 1195G7 and i5 1155G7 will arrive by the end of the year.

Starting in 2022, Intel plans to expand its availability to more than 30 models, also reaching new agreements with HP, DoCoMo, MediaTek, and China Mobile.

In addition to the new processors, Intel has announced its first 5G M.2 modem with global operator certification through a partnership with Fibocom and MediaTek. With this new Intel 5G Solution 5000 modem, manufacturers will offer laptops with 5G connectivity worldwide. A modem will also arrive at the end of the year and be offered ideally alongside the new U-series chipsets.