The 11th-generation high-performance nuclear display i7 Tiger Lake technical details

Intel recently released the 11th-generation thin and light CPU with the core code name Tiger Lake, finally ending the previous chaos of multiple manufacturing processes. The performance of CPU and nuclear display has been greatly improved, and many new features have been added. Compared with previous generations, the upgrade is so obvious that Intel even used “explosive toothpaste performance burst” as an e-commerce promotional language to announce the end of the era of squeezing toothpaste. This article will mainly analyze the technical characteristics of Tiger Lake and the appreciation and disassembly of the new Acer Hummingbird FUN 2020 using i7 1165G7.

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First of all, in terms of new features, Tiger Lake has a maximum 4-core 8-thread turbo frequency of 4.8GHz, and memory supports 4-channel 32bit LP4/x-4266 or 2-channel 64bit DDR4–3200. The on-chip integration of high-bandwidth and low-latency PCI-E 4.0 channels is very important. Although the low-voltage performance of i7 is basically the same as the i5 standard pressure, there is still no i7 low-voltage + high-end independent display combination because there is no CPU directly out of the PCI-E channel. , The performance is greatly discounted, so it is foreseeable that the Tiger Lake low-voltage version + high-end standalone configuration will debut soon. Not only that, the restoration of the Thunderbolt 4 interface with a bandwidth of up to 40Gbps will give birth to more forms of extended external devices.

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Another major feature of Tiger Lake is that it is equipped with Iris Xe core display. Compared with the previous generation Ice Lake, the processing unit has increased by 50% to 96. The L3 cache and main frequency have been slightly improved. The graphics performance is basically close to the MX330 independent display. The learning calculation is especially optimized. Dual media decoder, video processing format up to 4K60 10bit 4:4:4 or 8K30 10bit 4:2:0; 4 DP channels can output up to 8K60 or 4x 4K60.

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With the dual assistance of the new core architecture and Iris Xe core display, office performance has generally increased by more than 30%, creative applications have been up to 4 times faster, and popular e-sports games have increased by about 50%-80%. This is definitely Intel in recent years. The biggest leap in CPU performance.

Large-size and light-weight notebooks seem to have become the mainstream of the market today, and their advantages are obvious large screens are not wasteful for offices and long battery life. The thin and light Tiger Lake I got this time is the new 15.6-inch version of Acer Hummingbird FUN 2020. The appearance continues the minimalist design style, the whole body is sterling silver, the A-side aluminum alloy material, and the center position is dotted with the raised Acer English LOGO.

The thickness of the fuselage is only 17.9mm, and the weight is as light as 1.65kg, which is very prominent among similar 15.6-inch products. ASPIRE is printed on the center of the shaft, indicating that it belongs to the main thin and light hummingbird series.

The design of the hinge part is something I think is very delicate. After the screen is turned on, the body is automatically lifted to make a certain area under the body hang in the air, which improves the overall heat dissipation efficiency. At the same time, the tilt angle generated after lifting makes the keyboard more comfortable.

The B side adopts the popular ultra-narrow frame design, and the screen is a 15.6-inch 1080P resolution blue light filter matte screen. The high-definition camera and noise reduction microphone array are reserved at the top of the screen to meet the needs of online meetings and online courses.

The heat dissipation vent is hidden at the corner between the screen and the keyboard, and the heat naturally spreads over the top of the screen during work. The advantage is that the hot air does not blow when it is used on the legs. On the right side of the air outlet, there is also a set of unopened vents, which are obviously prepared for the future high-end independent display version.

The keyboard area is well-spaced, fast typing without accidental touch, including a small keyboard, which is convenient for data workers. F1~F7 are function shortcut keys, which cooperate with the FN key to realize common functions such as fast sleep and fast sleep.

Since the 11th generation, the Intel Logo has changed again, and CPUs equipped with Iris Xe core display will post additional core display stickers, which is enough to show that this generation has a huge upgrade.

In terms of interfaces, the right USB 2.0, 3.5mm headset 2-in-1, the left DC, RJ45 Gigabit network, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2, Type-C, one of the USB 3.2 supports power-off charging. Unfortunately, there is no Type-C charging and Thunderbolt 4.

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The disassembly of Acer Hummingbird FUN is not complicated, just unscrew all the screws seen on the D side to disassemble. The interior is a little empty, which is also a common phenomenon of large and thin laptops.

The battery occupies nearly 1/4 of the space, and the super-large capacity is conservatively estimated to provide at least 8 hours of battery life. A 2.5-inch hard disk bracket and corresponding cable are reserved in the upper left corner to facilitate users with large capacity requirements to install hard disks by themselves.

Since the i7 1165G7 reference TDP power consumption is only between 12–28W-the heat is not large, only a single heat pipe and a single fan can be suppressed. But what puzzles me is that the thermal conductive copper sheet on the heat pipe deliberately bypasses the PCH area on the CPU core.

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The memory at first glance thought it was the infamous single-slot single-channel. After careful observation, it was found that the modern 8GB DDR4 3200 memory module was inserted, which was 8GB short of the nominal configuration. It turns out that there is a mystery on the reverse side of the PCB-4 Micron memory particles on the board, which form a 16GB dual-channel specification with the memory bar on the front.

SSD is also produced by Hyundai, the model is HFM512GDJTNI, similar to Toshiba’s BG4 solution, NAND storage and main control are packaged in a single chip.

The wireless network card is the popular AX201, which supports IEEE 802.11ax, OFDMA, MU-MIMO, 160MHz channels and other features. The maximum rate under 5GHz can reach 2400Mbps, and it also integrates Bluetooth 5.1.

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