Introducing the New 11th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor

When it comes to computer processing units, chances are you’ve used one of Intel’s processors. After 10 generations of successful processors, Intel Core is now releasing its new 11th Gen processor, which is available for preorder today. These new Intel processors promise to enhance computing performance, strengthen graphics and display, and offer finer tuning options. Here’s everything we know about them, including what you can expect with the 11th Gen Intel Core processor experience.

Introducing the New 11th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors
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Key Features

  • New processor core architecture
  • Improved overclocking capabilities
  • Intel Deep Learning Boost
  • GNA 2.0
  • Multiple display with high refresh rate
  • UHD graphics with Intel X architecture
  • Adaptive Boost technology
  • Faster encoding and decoding 
  • Expanded WiFi connection
  • Better DDR4 speeds
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2×2
  • Thunderbolt 4 connectivity
  • Optane Memory H20
  • 20 CPU PCIe 4.0 lanes

Enhanced performance and fine-tuning

The latest Intel processor creates efficiency across hardware and software. Intel Deep Learning Boost and Gaussian Neural Accelerator 2.0 (GNA 2.0) expand AI capabilities to increase the performance of “deep-learning workloads” while suppressing background noise. 

The integrated USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 almost doubles the bandwidth of data transfers and Thunderbolt 4 ensures reliable connectivity. The 11th Gen processors come with 20 CPU PCIe 4.0 lanes, allowing for faster connections between PCIe devices and higher throughput. 

The 11th Gen Intel Core processors have a maximum base frequency of 3.5GHz, 3.6GHz, and 3.9GHZ for the i9, i7, and i5, respectively. But if you’re looking to get more speed out of your 11th Gen processor, Intel provides several overclocking features including Intel Performance Maximizer, Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, and Intel Extreme Memory Profile. If you happen to have an unlocked processor, you have access to per-core hyperthreading, enhanced voltage frequency control, and PCIe overclocking. 

Gaming, graphics, creation, and display

If you’re building your own computer for gaming or content creation, the 11th Gen Intel Core processor may be the way to go. The Intel X graphics architecture provides seamless graphics in UHD resolution (3840×2160). The 11th Gen processor can support up to three separate displays running 60Hz refresh rate simultaneously, which, as frequent gamers know, is the baseline refresh rate for a smooth gaming experience. 

And with Intel Adaptive Boost Technology, All Core Turbo frequency is kicked up so gaming is further enhanced. If you occasionally stream your gaming feed, the latest Intel processor can handle both gaming and the video feed efficiently.

When it comes to content creation, including video editing, graphic design, music production, and more, the 11th Gen Intel Core Processor uses 12bit HEVC/VP9 decoding and E2E compression for media; meaning you can import and export media quickly and in excellent quality. DDR4 speeds and memory have also been improved to increase media editing and multitasking speeds.