CES 2021: Intel announces four new processor families


SANTA CLARA: Intel has introduced new processors for business, education, mobile and gaming computing platforms – all claimed to be designed to offer the premium PC experiences. “Only Intel has the breadth of products spanning multiple architectures; the large, open ecosystem; sheer scale of manufacturing footprint; and deep technical expertise customers need to unlock opportunities in this era of distributed intelligence,” said Intel executive vice president Gregory Bryant. “With an intense focus on execution for our core products and across our broader portfolio, we’re introducing a series of leadership products at CES with more following throughout the year.”
The new 11th Gen Intel Core vPro processors unveiled today are based on, as per the company, the world’s best business processor for thin-and-light laptops and, when combined with the new Intel Core vPro platform. They offer: Intel Hardware Shield, providing security in hardware for business and the industry’s first silicon-enabled artificial intelligence (AI) threat detection to help prevent ransomware and crypto-mining attacks. It is also equipped with Intel Control Flow Enforcement Technology to help shut down an entire class of attacks that are said to have long evaded software-only solutions.
Intel also launched the Evo vPro platform for business laptop users. Laptop designs are verified on the Intel Evo vPro platform are claimed to be stylish, thin and light and provide an immersive visual experience. They also offer responsiveness, instant wake and real-world battery life. “More than 60 new laptops from top manufacturers will be available this year, combining the security and manageability of vPro and the amazing on-the-go experiences of Intel Evo. Additionally, Intel announced Intel Evo Chromebooks, enabling a new class of premium Chromebooks,” said Intel in a statement.
Intel also introduced new N-series Pentium Silver and Celeron processors for education segment. The processors are designed on Intel’s 10nm architecture, claimed to be delivering up to 35% better overall application performance and up to 78% better graphics performance gen on gen. “This enables smooth application performance and browsing while multitasking, plus advanced camera and connectivity features for an enriched video conferencing and viewing experience,” says Intel.
The chip giant also launched a new line of 11th Gen Core H-series mobile processors for gaming that extends the 11th Gen mobile family of products for gaming in laptops as thin as 16 millimeters. Led by the Intel Corei7 Special Edition 4-core processor with up to 5 gigahertz (GHz) Turbo, these H35 processors are targeted at ultraportable gaming. They feature new Gen 4 PCIE architecture for connecting to latest graphics and claim to deliver low latency and immersive game play on the go. At CES 2021, Acer, ASUS, MSI and Vaio announced new systems powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core H35-series processor for ultraportable gaming, with more than 40 designs from top manufacturing partners launching in the first half of 2021.
Intel also announced an 8-core processor that will start shipping later this quarter. “This platform has features normally only be found in high-end desktop systems – including up to 5GHz, Gen 4 PCIE x20 architecture for fastest storage and discrete graphics, and Intel Killer Wi-fi 6E (Gig+),” adds Intel.
The company also demonstrated next-generation desktop technology for gamers and enthusiasts coming to market in 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processors (Rocket LakeS). Featuring 19% gen-over-gen instructions per cycle (IPC) improvement for frequency cores and headlined by Intel Core i9-11900K, these processors aim to bring performance to gamers and PC enthusiasts at launch in the first quarter of 2021.
Additionally, Intel demonstrated ‘Alder Lake’, the next-generation processor that are said to represents a breakthrough in x86 architecture and the company’s most power-scalable system-on-chip. According to the company, due in second half of 2021, Alder Lake will combine high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores into a single product. Alder Lake will also be Intel’s first processor 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.




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