On Tuesday, Intel announced a new 11th-generation Tiger Lake H series processors for mobile platforms. The first set of Tiger Lake notebook computer processors came out last month, but the more powerful H-series processors have not yet been announced. With the release of the new H series chipset, Intel will increase support for PCIe Gen 4, 360 Hz FullHD panels, 120 Hz 4K panels, etc.
Intel has delivered more than 1 million Tiger Lake-H processors to its partners. We expect that more than 80 devices using the new Intel Tiger Lake H series processors will be launched on the market soon. We will see these laptops from many OEM manufacturers such as Dell/Alienware, ASUS ROG, Lenovo Legion, HP, MSI and so on.
Among the new processors, Core i9-11980HK will be the highest quality notebook processor. The processor provides 8 cores and 16 threads, making it one of the most powerful processors in notebook computers.
Intel calculated that the processor will run at 45 W at a frequency of 2.6 GHz, but with a base frequency of 3.65 watts of 3 GHz also entered the list. As an HK processor, it provides overclocking options. However, overclocking a laptop can be a tedious process. The traditional 4.9 GHz and 5.0 GHz Turbo have Turbo Boost Max 3.0 on the two main cores. In addition to 11980HK, Core i9 also provides 11980H version which avoids overclocking.
On the surface, the performance of the 11980HK is good. In addition to higher performance, the new processors of the Tiger Lake H series also provide new features. The new chipset has 20 PCIe Gen 4 support and RST Bootable RAID0 compatibility. The new processor is equipped with a new Intel Graphics X architecture with 32EU Intel UHD Graphics.
In addition, the new processor supports Thunderbolt 4 and provides up to 40 Gbps of bandwidth; it also has built-in support for the discrete Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E processor to achieve better Wi-Fi connectivity and support the new Wi-Fi 6 architecture.