Processor Die Closeup of new Intel 11th Gen H-series


Today Intel announced the 11th Gen Intel Core mobile H-series and Intel Xeon W-11000 for the next generation of laptops that will rival current desktop PC’s.

The new mobile processors (code-named “Tiger Lake-H”) launched worldwide today, led by the flagship Intel Core™ i9-11980HK dubbed as the “World’s Best Gaming Laptop Processor ”by Intel. The announcement included a slew of benchmark test wins against last year’s Intel H-series chips and current mobile Ryzen processors from competitor AMD.  

The Intel Core i9-11980HK along with Intel vPro H-series Core i9-11950H and Intel Xeon W-11000 series mobile processors, all feature 8 cores and 16 threads, like the current 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900K desktop processors.

Front view of an Intel wafer containing more than 290 complete 11th Gen H-series processors…count them!

Intel Changes to Smaller Nanometer Process

Intel said that based on 10 nanometer SuperFin process technology, the new processors will deliver the highest-performance in laptops for gaming, content creators and business professionals reaching speeds of up to 5.0 GHz.

“These new H-series processors are an exciting extension of our 11th Gen mobile family with double-digit single core and multi-core performance improvements, leading gameplay, direct attached storage and 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes for true enthusiast-level platform bandwidth” said Chris Walker, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Mobile Client Platforms Group.

A blown up illustration of the new 11th Gen CPU packaging

What Can the New Processor Do

The processor (CPU) can directly access high-speed GDDR6 memory attached to the graphics card, enabling gamers to experience higher framerates with lower latency, and load large textures faster. The mobile processor offers 2.5 times the total PCIe bandwidth to the CPU compared with the 10th Gen H-series processors, and three times the total PCIe bandwidth compared with other industry processors.

11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors further empower creators and business professionals to execute tasks faster, from anywhere, thanks to best-in-class components and connectivity. This includes 20 lanes of PCIe Gen 4 — a first for any laptop —4k HDR/Dolby Vision video streaming, rich configurations with fast storage, hybrid Intel memory Optane for high performance and capacity, 6GHz Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) support, and Thunderbolt 4 with up to 40 gigabytes (GBs) per second for faster connections.

Additionally, a graphics Dual Embedded Display Port is integrated for power optimized companion display. The 20 PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes work with Intel Rapid Storage Technology bootable in Raid 0, a process of combining multiple memory drives into one for even faster writes and reads.

Processor Die of new Intel 11th Gen H-series

The New Chip for Mobile Business Computing

Today’s launch also introduces the new 11th Gen Intel vPro platform, the unrivaled business-class PC platform delivering comprehensive hardware-based security and breakthrough performance, as well as powerful computing experiences for professional users such as engineers, data scientists, content creators and financial analysts who need to tackle multi-threaded, performance intensive applications at their desk, or on the go.

The new 11th Gen Intel Core vPro H-series processors and Xeon W-11000 series mobile processors unveiled today offer the following when combined with the new Intel Core vPro platform:

• Xeon + Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory.

• Intel Hardware Shield — available exclusively on the Intel vPro platform, provides the world’s most comprehensive hardware-based security for business, and the industry’s first and only silicon-enabled artificial intelligence threat detection to help stop ransomware and cryptomining attacks for Windows based systems. It is also equipped with Intel Control-flow Enforcement Technology, a groundbreaking technology to help shut down an entire class of attacks that long evaded software-only solutions.

• Intel Total Memory Encryption.

• Intel Active Management Technology.

• Intel Deep Learning Boost.

Diversity of Designs and Availability

11th Gen Intel Core Mobile H-series and Intel Xeon W-11000 series processors will power more than 80 enthusiast laptop designs across consumer, commercial and workstation segments this year. Intel said more than one million 11th Gen H-series processors shipped to Intel partners worldwide by today’s launch. Intel said that whether it’s for high-refresh gaming, robust content creation or mobile workstations, no one offers people more choices and availability when it comes to mobile computing.