Intel has finally officialized the release of the”Tiger Lake-H” CPUs as the 11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors.
Lead by the strongest Core i9-11980HK delivering boost clocks of up to 5.0GHz that even rivals its desktop-class brothers, it is based on the 10nm SuperFin process and possesses up to 8 cores and 16 threads. Still integrated with the Iris Xe Graphics GPU, this time, however, the CPU can directly access its GDDR6 VRAM with lower latency and higher efficiency. With more than 2.5x total PCIe bandwidth compared to 10th Gen H-series CPUs, it is now at 20 lanes of PCIe 4.0 with Intel’s Rapid Storage Technology bootable in Raid 0 and up to 44 total PCIe lanes that include 24 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes from a dedicated platform controller hub. On the other side, RAM speeds have been amped to DDR4-3200 and the support for Thunderbolt 4 is definitely within the equation while the Killer Wi-Fi 6E module has been made discrete alongside dual embedded DisplayPort support to enable multi-monitor setup.
Aside from the more mainstream processors, Intel also introduced a new vPro H-series led by the Core i9-11950H and Xeon W-11000. Designed for mobile use, the brand promises greater computing power that even professionals engineers, data scientists, and financial analysts can rely on while maintaining qualities and standards delivered by the vPro certifications such as hardware-based security and ECC RAM alongside Intel’s in-house technologies like Total Memory Encryption, Active Management Technology, and Deep Learning Boost.
While partners and manufacturers have already churned out laptops with the i5 and i7 variants for casual and gaming notebooks, as time goes on we’ll see the more powerful i9 and Xeon offerings becoming available for studio-grade and professional use models.