Jump to content

Intel's 11th-gen H-series CPUs are finally ready for powerful gaming laptops


mood
 Share

Recommended Posts

Intel's 11th-gen H-series CPUs are finally ready for powerful gaming laptops

They're up to 19 percent faster than 10th-gen chips.

 

440949c0-b1d2-11eb-b947-fb8a4260f830.cf.

Intel

 

When Intel announced its first batch of 11th-gen H-series mobile processors at CES, we were a bit surprised. Unlike the typical "H" processors, they weren't meant for the most powerful gaming laptops. Instead, those first CPUs were aimed at ultraportable gaming systems. You know, the sort of machines only meant for basic 1080p performance, which didn't really need more than four CPU cores. Now, Intel is finally ready to show off the 11th-gen H-series chips that could power your next dream gaming notebook.

 

440949c1-b1d2-11eb-bff2-125f23985dcf

Intel

 

These new CPUs promise up to a 19 percent speed improvement over last-gen hardware, according to Intel. And just like the less powerful H-series lineup (which are dubbed H35 by Intel, due to their lower thermal profile), the new chips are built on the company's 10nm Willow Cove architecture. That allows for faster and more efficient performance than Intel's aging 14nm platform, so the speed jump doesn't come as a huge surprise.

 

44150990-b1d2-11eb-baeb-ca91090e5a41

Intel

 

Intel claims these H-series processors offer the fastest single-threaded performance of any mobile chip (that's also what it said about the H35 hardware). The top of the heap is the Core i9-11980HK, an eight-core CPU that can reach up to 5GHz across two cores with Intel's Turbo Boost 3.0 technology. It's also capable of reaching 4.5GHz across all of its cores, which should be useful for demanding multithreaded applications like video editing and 3D rendering. The 11980HK is fully unlocked, so you'll be able to overclock it to your heart's content (within the limits of your laptop's case, of course).

 

Compared to last year's Core i9-10980HK, the new chip is up to 21 percent faster in War Thunder. But of course, the improvements depend on the game you're actually playing. It's only five percent faster in Far Cry: New Dawn and six percent faster in Hitman 3. The latter is particularly surprising, since Hitman's intricate maps and physics usually demands more from CPUs.

 

441557b0-b1d2-11eb-bffa-a9bb70bc5abf

Intel

 

Intel is trying to make a bigger splash with its AMD comparisons: The i9-11980HK is 26 percent faster than the Ryzen 5900HX in Grid 2019, and 21 percent faster in Rainbow Six Siege. Even the less powerful Core i5-11400H makes a strong showing, clocking in 12 percent faster than AMD's Ryzen 9 5900HS in Troy: A Total World Saga: Siege. That i5 occasionally gets overtaken by AMD's hardware — it's 3 percent slower in War Thunder — a sign that Intel may only have a performance lead with its faster i9 chips.

 

 

Source: Intel's 11th-gen H-series CPUs are finally ready for powerful gaming laptops

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 0
  • Views 286
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • mood

    1

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...