Intel has launched its 11th Gen Core H-Series and Workstation Mobile Processors Codenamed Tiger Lake-H.  If you missed our news post, check it out.  In this article, we are going to publish the entire presentation deck from Intel so that you can familiarize yourself with all the new technologies introduced in this launch and what Intel has to say about it. 

Intel is coming strong this year, having launched its Rocket Lake desktop CPUs already, and now it’s continuing with a new mobile launch as well.  If you missed our Core i9-11900K review or Core i5-11600K review check those out.  Today we are going to show you what Intel has just announced for its mobile lineup that completes the 11th Gen series.

Intel 11th Gen Core H-Series Tiger Lake-H Mobile CPUs

It may be a moutful, but continuing on the generational theme, these are 11th Gen processors from Intel, the same as the Rocket Lake desktop CPUs were.  The mobile lineup consists of new Tiger Lake-H Willow Cove cores at 10nm SuperFin process technology.  But we are getting ahead of ourselves.

The new 11th Gen Intel Core H for Ultraportable CPUs boasts incredible single-threaded performance.  They provide a balance of mobility and enthusiast gaming with the latest architecture for discrete graphics integration. The key to these new CPUs is the Willow Cove core.  This allows a 19% multithreaded performance improvement from the last generation.  They also support Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 for very high single-threaded CPU frequencies with Intel Speed Optimizer and Intel Extreme Tuning Utility.

These CPUs are designed from the ground up for enthusiasts by supporting PCIe 4.0.  This provides 3x platform I/O bandwidth for better discrete graphics performance and high-speed NVME SSDs as well as Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+). 

What Makes It Tick

11th Gen Intel Core H-series Mobile Processors Presentation New Platform Designed from the Ground up Intel Tiger Lake-H Intel Mobile 500 Series Chipset

Here is what makes Tiger Lake-H tick, these are all the new things that it brings versus the last generation.  Willow Cove Core architecture is based on a 10nm SuperFin process node.  This is the latest from Intel process manufacturing technology, far surpassing desktop CPUs at this time.  This latest process technology is in its mobile CPU lineup. 

There is now support for up to 5GHz turbo with Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. There is support for overclocking on some SKUs.  The CPUs now support 20 PCIe Gen 4 lanes and up to 44 platform PCIe lanes.  The new Xe Integrated Intel UHD graphics is on board with 32 EU’s.  It now supports Thunderbolt 4 w/ up to 40Gbps of bandwidth.  There is support for Optane H20, IPU6SE is also integrated and there is dual eDP integrated for power-optimized companion display.

11th Gen Intel Core H-series Mobile Processors Presentation Enhanced Connectivity Technologies

In addition, there is also a new Mobile Intel 500 Series Chipset for Tiger Lake.  This provides PCIe 3.0 x24 lanes, 10x USB2, 4x USB4, SATA 3.0, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+), 1GbE or 2.5GbE LAN, eSPI, SPI, SMBus, HD Audio and MIPI Soundwire.  The Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) discrete controller onboard allows 3x faster speed and up to 75% lower latency. One feature we like is that Gen4 SSDs can be attached in RAID mode with Intel RST.  That should provide amazing performance on a laptop.    

11th Gen Intel Core H-series Mobile Processors Presentation Enhanced CPU Technologies

As it is shown, overclocking is possible on some SKUs.  This is done via the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility.  Similar to the 11th Gen Desktop CPUs there is the ability for per-core voltage control.  You can even change the CPU internal BCLK option.  Using Intel Speed Optimizer improved multi-threaded performance is increased by improving all core frequencies.  With Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 the CPU can boost an individual core for maximum single-thread performance.

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  1. Those certainly do look nice… mobile isn’t really hurting for raw CPU speed in most cases, though nice to have on tap, what’s more interesting to me is the overall capability of the Xe GPU.

    If fully integrated into content-creation software, it’d be nice to see whether these could keep up with the likes of Apple’s M1 in terms of photo and video editing acceleration!

    [and yeah, pulling 1080p120 out of your typical eSports / MOBAs would be nice too]

  2. To me, mobile needs and should be all about getting the most for the TDP, power savings, and lesser heat output are the goals. It’s also obvious some of these SKUs are really meant to be plugged in, all the time, desktop replacements.
  3. To me, mobile needs and should be all about getting the most for the TDP, power savings, and lesser heat output are the goals. It’s also obvious some of these SKUs are really meant to be plugged in, all the time, desktop replacements.

    Agreed, and how they handle both the ‘race to idle’ situations where there’s thermal overhead available as well as when the cooling solution is heat-soaked in various end solutions will be the real differentiator.

  4. I’ve got an MSI GP66 Leopard 11UG-050 on pre-order from Xotic and once it gets here I’ll let you know how it goes. It has the 11800H in it. I’ve got some custom cooling options picked for it some it ought to be interesting to see how it performs. It’ll be my first laptop ever that isn’t 4c/8t also.
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