Intel's new mobile processor Tiger Lake set to enhance PC gaming


  • Video games
  • Monday, 13 Jan 2020

Intel manager Gregory Bryant presenting new Tiger Lake microprocessors at the CES technology fair in Las Vegas. — dpa

Tech company Intel has announced a major leap forward in improving how we play games on PCs.

Its latest mobile processor Tiger Lake possesses a significantly faster Xe graphics unit and is primarily intended to accelerate artificial intelligence applications and improve video processing.

The device, which was presented at this year's CES tech fair, is scheduled for release in the course of 2020.

In addition, Intel's new graphics chip DG1 made a convincing demonstration during a test run of the technically demanding computer game Destiny 2 at the show. However the company hasn't yet provided concrete performance data for the chip.

Intel also presented a new notebook mainboard which is notably smaller than previous models, enabling manufactures to build even more compact laptops.

CEO Bob Swan said the so-called Athena specifications for notebooks developed at Intel are now supported by over 50 PC manufacturers, including market leaders Lenovo, HP and Dell.

Laptops based on Athena should have an especially long battery life and be able to quickly return from standby mode.

Some models will also let you get online when on the go with the help of built-in LTE and 5G mobile phone chips, rather than just connecting to a WiFi network. – dpa

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