The 11th Generation Intel Core H-series is essentially a follow-up to the 10th Generation Intel Core H-series, which was released in Q2 2020.
The new lineup’s key selling point is that it’s built on a 10nm SuperFin fabrication process, which is a significant improvement over the previous generation’s 14nm nodes.
The 11th Gen Intel Core H-series CPUs, according to the company, can reach a clock speed of up to 5GHz, which might be ideal for gaming.
The new processors also support DDR4 memory at 3200MHz, an upgrade above previous generation chipsets that only supported DDR4 memory at 2933MHz. The quicker RAM will help with everyday work as well as gaming and rendering.
The improved fabrication method alone should result in significant performance improvements.
The Rocket Lake design, which is based on the Sunny Cove core design backported for the 14nm technology, is used in the current crop of 11th Gen Intel Core desktop CPUs.
These new CPUs, according to Intel’s website, are the 11th Generation Tiger Lake desktop processors. Intel’s new Core i3-11100B, Core i5-11500B, Core i7-11700B, and Core i9-11900KB processors will introduce 10nm Tiger Lake to the desktop market.
The 11th generation laptop CPUs (codenamed ‘Tiger Lake’) were unveiled in September 2020 and quickly found their way into a variety of products.
With the launch of the Tiger Lake H-Series at CES 2021, the CPU selection was expanded even further, with five new additions in May 2021.
Tiger Lake CPUs employ Intel’s 10nm SuperFin technology to build the ‘Willow Cove’ core design. The platform has 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes, which enable high-bandwidth connections to a discrete GPU and an NVMe SSD.
Laptops with built-in secondary monitors will be able to use dual EDP graphics lanes. Up to DDR4-3200 memory is supported.
The Tiger Lake chips, at least those with the new Iris Xe integrated GPUs, really shine in the graphics department. The new GPUs, which are based on Intel’s Xe-LP architecture, give two times the graphics performance of the Ice Lake chips’ Iris Plus GPUs.
In terms of gaming performance, Intel believes the i9-11980HK will easily outperform AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX laptop processor.
According to their benchmarking results, a pre-production MSI GP76 laptop (powered by a 155W RTX 3080 and Intel’s new i9-11980HK) was compared to Lenovo’s Legion R9000K laptop (powered by the 5900HX and a 165W version of Nvidia’s RTX 3080 laptop GPU).
Because the systems are slightly different, it’s not a true one-to-one comparison, but Intel claims that their computer provides 11-26 percent higher performance than Lenovo’s AMD counterpart.
Still, it appears that Intel has made up for lost time with their 11th Gen Tiger Lake H-Series CPUs, and I’m looking forward to putting some of these systems to the test myself to see how they perform in practice.
With its new designs, Intel appears to be walking the talk when it comes to scalability.
They designed a new Intel Tiger Lake H35 sector, which is based on the 11th Gen Tiger Lake U-series processors but with a higher power restriction, as you may know.
It’s possible that this is an upscaled version of the Tiger Lake H-series, aimed toward desktop use.