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Intel launches 11th Gen Core H-Series mobile processor aimed at gamers and creators

On Tuesday, the company launched its 11th Gen and 10th Gen Core H-Series processors for laptops, bringing powerful upgrades to CPU, graphics, and network performance compared to desktop computers.

Intel launched its 11th Gen Core H series of gaming laptop processors today.  Intel launched its 11th Gen Core H series of gaming laptop processors today. 
Intel launched its 11th Gen Core H series of gaming laptop processors today.  (Intel)

Intel on Tuesday launched its 11th Gen and 10th Gen Core H-Series processors for laptops, bringing powerful upgrades to CPU, graphics, and network performance compared to desktop computers, according to the company. The company also announced the 11th Gen Core vPro H-series and Xeon W-11000 processors on Tuesday.

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Built on the new Willow Cove Core microarchitecture, Intel’s new mobile processors are built on a 10nm SuperFin fabrication process and are support up to 5.0 GHz in turbo mode. According to Intel, the new 11th Gen Core-H series will also feature improvements of up to 19 percent for multithreaded performance, with support for the latest discrete graphics.

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The company also says that some SKUs will allow overclocking, allowing per core voltage control, other enhancements using Intel’s XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility). Meanwhile, the company’s Speed Optimiser app should allow for better multi-threaded performance by raising all core frequencies. The new chipset also supports Intel’s capable Xe graphics out of the box.

The company says it is targeting over 300 million creators and over 14.billion PC gamers, by seeding over a million units that will feature in over 80 OEM models that feature the new prcoessors. 
The company says it is targeting over 300 million creators and over 14.billion PC gamers, by seeding over a million units that will feature in over 80 OEM models that feature the new prcoessors.  (Intel)

Intel says that its highest-end i9-11980HK chipset will support overclocking via XTU, Speed Optimiser and Turbo Boost Max 3.0, while gamers should also benefit from 20 PCIe Gen 4 and 24 PCIe Gen 3 lanes, support for the latest third-party graphics, support for 120Hz 4K displays – or 360Hz at 1080p resolution.

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Meanwhile, the 44 PCIe lanes will also support over three times I/O bandwidth over the previous generation and support booting in RAID0 mode, the company claims. On the connectivity front, Intel says that the new 11th Gen Core-H series processors will support fast access to storage via Thunderbolt 4 which supports up to 40Gbps transfer speeds – while allowing for charging as well. 

Intel's 11th Gen Core i9-11980HK versus the previous-gen i9-10980HK processor.
Intel's 11th Gen Core i9-11980HK versus the previous-gen i9-10980HK processor. (Intel)
Intel's Core i9-11980HK chipset versus AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX processor.
Intel's Core i9-11980HK chipset versus AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX processor. (Intel)
Intel Core i5-11400H processor versus Ryzen 9 5900HS processor.
Intel Core i5-11400H processor versus Ryzen 9 5900HS processor. (Intel)

Intel has compared its 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11980HK with the previous-gen i9-10980HK processor, with decent gains of around 5 and 21 percent increases in performance in games including Far Cry New Dawn, Grid 2019, Hitman 3, Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six Siege and Total War: Three Kingdoms, Troy: A Total War Saga: Siege, and War Thunder.

Meanwhile, Intel claims that its Core i9-11980HK chipset performs between 11 and 26 percent better than AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX processor on the same list of games. However, when compared with the Ryzen 9 5900HS, the Core i5-11400H fell behind AMD’s offering in games like Hitman 3, Total War: Three Kingdoms, and War Thunder – according to Intel’s statistics.

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