We’re closer than ever to the release of Apple’s first Mac powered by Apple Silicon processors. Amid that transition, Intel has unveiled its new 11th generation Tiger Lake CPUs, touting them as the “best processor for thin and light laptops.”

Intel has previewed its 11th generation Tiger Lake processors in the past, but it offered up more details during an event today. The chipmaker also said that the new Tiger Lake CPUs will be available in laptops sometime this fall, bringing significant performance improvements over the previous Ice Lake processors.

Intel touts that the 11th generation Tiger Lake processors, which are still built on the 10nm node, feature its new “Xe” integrated graphics as well as support for Thunderbolt 4 and WiFi 6 connectivity. The goal of the new processors, Intel says, is to offer dramatic performance improvements at lower power consumption, and increasing battery life.

As the Verge explains, Intel’s Xe integrated graphics will offer up to twice the performance. There’s also a new built-in AI engine.


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