Intel launched its first Tiger Lake-based processors at the CES 2021. Only the Laptops announced in February came equipped with the Tiger Lake-H processors. The H35 series targets slim gaming machines just like its competitor, AMD Ryzen 5000HS series.
The single-core performance of both the processors is quite close, but the Ryzen 5000HS series outperforms the Tiger Lake-H series when it comes to multi-threaded applications due to a higher core count. Intel is running a little behind with its launch of 45W 8-core mobile processors, which has forced notebook manufacturers to house the 10th Gen Core Comet Lake-H series or AMD Ryzen 5000H series in their laptops.
Intel reportedly will launch its 45W 8-core series by the end of the second quarter. This means that more information might be revealed at the Computex, which will take place in June 2021.
Until any official information appears, a well-known leaker named @momomo_us has shared possible configurations of the 8 core Lake-H processors. The leaker states that Intel will launch three 8-core SKUs: Core i9-11980HK(unlocked variant), Core i9-11900H, and i7-11800H. These SKUs make it clear that Intel is trying to produce similar naming as AMD Ryzen 5900H and 5800H series.
Intel has officially confirmed that the Tiger Lake-H series will have a multi-core boost clock speed of up to 5.0 GHz, which means that the Core i9-11980HK CPU might achieve a boost clock speed of up to 5.0 GHz when operating on 2 cores.
The Tiger Lake-H series processors will have up to 20 PCI Gen 4.0 lanes directly attached to them, allowing them to fully utilize PCIe Gen 4.0 x16 GPU interface and NVMe PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 simultaneously.