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Intel announces its first-ever 5G module for PCs, two new 11th Gen Intel Core processors

Intel 5G Solution 5000 is Intel's first 5G solution with worldwide carrier certification.

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  • Intel has announced Intel 5G Solution 5000 as its first 5G product for PCs.
  • The module will mark its debut in products by Acer, ASUS and HP later this year.
  • Intel also announced Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7, its two new 11th gen Intel Core processors.

Intel announced a slew of updates, including several new products, at the keynote of its Computex 2021. An interesting one among these is the upcoming 5G module for PCs named Intel 5G Solution 5000.

As per the American chip manufacturer, the Intel 5G Solution 5000 is the result of the previously announced collaboration with MediaTek and Fibocom. While the former helps with product definition, development, certification and support, Fibocom will help supply such 5G solutions to Intel.

Through Intel 5G Solution 5000, the company aims to offer 5G connectivity paired with Intel Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) for an enhanced connectivity experience across network types. Intel says that it is its first 5G solution with worldwide carrier certification. It promises about five times faster speeds over Intel Gigabit Long-Term Evolution (LTE) from anywhere, on the Intel 5G Solution 5000.

Intel 5G Solution 5000 will first mark its appearance alongside 11th Gen Intel Core U- and H-series processors on products by Acer, ASUS and HP later this year. The company says that over 30 designs based on the Intel 5G Solution 5000 are expected in 2022.

Two new 11th Gen Intel Core processors

Other than the new 5G module, Intel also introduced two new additions to its 11th Gen Intel Core processors lineup. Meant for thin-and-light Windows-based laptops, the new chipsets are the Core i7-1195G7 and the Core i5-1155G7.

The first one comes with a single-core turbo speed of up to 5GHz, while the Core i5-1155G7 runs at up to 4.5GHz. Intel claims that this enables them up to 25 per cent overall "application performance advantage over the competition."

The new processors come with Intel Iris Xe graphics and Intel Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) for improved connectivity. Intel also says that the ISV optimizations on the chipsets allow up to eight times faster transcoding and up to twice the video editing speed over the competition.

As per the company, we can expect more than 60 designs based on the Intel Core i7-1195G7 and Intel Core i5-1155G7 by this holiday season. These will include laptops from Acer, ASUS, Lenovo and MSI. A near-total of 250 designs will make use of the 11th Gen Intel Core U-series processors by this holiday season.