During the CES 2021, Intel announced its Tiger Lake-H series but the reveal was limited to the H35 variants and the company was hesitant to discuss the rest of the processors in the series. Luckily, HD-Tecnologia has shared a launch presentation for the upcoming 11th Gen Core H-series revealing the full specifications of the Tiger Lake-H series.
Before we take a look at the specs, you will be happy to know that these processors will officially launch on May 11th, 2021 at 4 AM Pacific Time, as stated in the leaked slides. The launch will also be a green signal for laptop manufacturers to unveil their new laptops with 8-core Tiger Lake processors.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Intel Tiger Lake-H will feature 10nm SuperFIn architecture and Willow Cove compute cores. The processors will also support PCI Express Gen4. It will have up to 20 PCIe Gen4 and 44 PCIe platform lanes which will provide Tiger Lake-H-based laptops with abundant I/O capability for high-end discrete GPUs and fast NVMe storage. The Tiger Lake- H processors will be paired with unnamed third-party GPU options but we guess it will be either GeForce RTX 30 series or AMD Radeon RX 6000M. Unfortunately, the slides do not confirm support for AMD GPUs and there is no confirmation on Intel Xe-HPG mobile GPU series support too.
Intel will also unveil its Core i9-11980HK, an unlocked processor for ultra-premium designs. It will achieve a maximum clock speed of up to 5.0 GHz using its two cores and is the only SKU in the series with this capability. Moreover, three other SKUs will also be unveiled: i9-11980HK, i9-11900H, i7-11800H.
The list also includes i5-11400H and i5-11260H that have 6-core, 12-threads, and a boost clock speed of up to 4.5 GHz. The Core i5-11600H is not included although it has appeared in leaks previously.
In the slides, Intel compares the gaming performance of i5-11400H with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS. The Core i5-11400H was in a sample system with RTX 3060 Max-Q (65W) GPU while ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 with RTX 3060 Max-Q with TDP at 80W was used to test Ryzen 9 5900HS. Core i5-11400H outperformed 5900HS in 4/7 games despite the fact that the graphic cards of the processor’s system had a 15W TDP difference.
Intel Tiger Lake-H will be used in three new notebook segments: essential, thin enthusiast, and halo enthusiast. The Tiger Lake-H-based systems will support up to high/max settings on the following panels:1080p 240Hz panel or 4K at 120 Hz. Unfortunately, the 2K displays are not mentioned in the slide considering the fact that models with 2k displays like ROG Zephyrus M16 are already confirmed to arrive.
Via HD Technologia