The Intel Core i3-1115G4 is a dual-core System on Chip (SoC) processor for light ultraportable laptops launched in the third quarter of 2020. This Tiger Lake UP3 generation of processor integrates two Willow Cove processor cores that are capable of hyper-threading processing four threads only. The TDP (power limit) can be increased from 12W to 28W by increasing the base clock frequency from 1.27GHz to 3.0GHz (35W cTDP-up). The maximum turbo boost frequency for all the two cores under a productivity workload can reach up to 4.10GHz. There’s also 6MB of Intel Smart L3 cache available for the chip. The chip’s die size operates at a maximum CPU temperature of 100oC.
The chip is produced on a 10nm Intel SuperFin processing node which Intel claims to be comparable to the 7 nm TSMC process. It integrates Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen Intel Processors with 48 of the 96 execution units running at a maximum frequency of 1250MHz. With this graphics specifications, the Core i3-1115G4 can support 4K displays at 60Hz refresh rate in HDMI, DP, eDP – Integrated Flat Panel. The performance should be acceptable for typical Microsoft Office tasks, web browsing, and should also be able to stream video content. The Core i3-1115G4 UHD graphics is good for light and basic gaming performance, however, you may also play some more demanding games at lower graphics settings.
Generally, these chips are less suited for more demanding applications like gaming or video editing. For that, dedicated graphics cards are advisable. Unlike Core i3-1005G1, it is arguable that Core i3-1115G4 was designed for computing professionals who slightly require advanced computing performance to drive their business results but need to balance the need for versatility with power efficiency.
This CPU also provides support for faster system memory types which translates to negligible CPU performance. It features a dual-channel DDR4 memory controller with support for up to 64GB at speeds of up to 3200MHz, which can be upgraded to higher frequencies using Intel’s Turbo Boost technology. Besides, it supports an LPDDR4 memory controller that runs up to 3733MHz RAM thus saving on power consumption for laptops.