CES 2021 has kicked off where Intel has highlighted its next-generation Alder Lake chips designed for desktop and mobile processing. The chipmaker is expanding its portfolio with new 11th-Gen H-series and vPro processors for gaming and business laptops. The 11th-Gen H-series processors have just four cores (AMD has 8 cores and 7nm architecture) and a 35-watt thermal design profile. Led by the Intel Core i7 Special Edition 4-core processor with up to 5 gigahertz (GHz) Turbo, these H35 processors are specifically targeted for ultraportable gaming.
The11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors are the most interesting of the new chips though - they push the limits of what's possible for enthusiast-level gaming in thin and light laptops (down to 16mm thick, says Intel). But, the company promises up to 19% performance improvement over its predecessor.
Intel said these chips will also help to make faster Chromebooks with a performance improvement of up to 144%.
According to a report in WCCTech, Alder Lake will be Intel's first processor which is built on a new, enhanced version of 10nm SuperFin and will serve as the foundation for leadership desktop and mobile processors that deliver smarter, faster and more efficient real-world computing. "As platforms come with a boatload of marketing dollars, manufacturers and the channel like them too".
"Our 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable platform represents a strategic part of our data center strategy and one that we've created alongside some of our biggest customers to enable the data center of tomorrow", said Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of the Data Platforms Group at Intel.
In other news, Intel said it has begun production of its new 10nm Ice Lake Xeon Scalable Processors for servers, with a volume ramp set to take place prior to shipping them out during the first quarter.
The virtual CES 2021 is now in full swing and Intel has given us a brief look at its upcoming processor releases today. "This could be the biggest news of the day". The report further cited Bryant as saying that the Alder Lake CPUs will be based on two brand new core architectures from Intel. Intel didn't share pricing details but previewed the specs of the high-end processor.
In the current 11th Gen CPUs, Intel teased its Tiger Lake 35W and 45W processors for laptops.
The 10nm SuperFin process will be powering up low-end and devices for education in the form of Jasper Lake. It will combine the high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores, similar to how the Apple M1 chips function. More than 60 new laptops from top manufacturers will be available this year, combining the security and manageability of vPro and the awesome on-the-go experiences of Intel Evo.