On Tuesday, Intel announced 10 new 11th-generation CPUs for high-performance laptops, such as those for gamers or content creators. Built on the 10nm SuperFin process, the new chips are in the Core i9, Core i7, Core i5 and Xeon families and bear the “Tiger Lake-H” label.
New CPUs for consumer laptops include the Core i9-11980HK, Core i9-11900H and Core i7-11800H, all of which have eight cores, plus the Core i5-11400H and Core i5-11260H, which each have six cores.
Naturally, Intel put the spotlight on the fastest Core i9-11980HK chip. The company claims that this CPU can beat its predecessor by several percentage points in games like Hitman 3 and Rainbow Six: Siegedepending on the game — somewhere between 5 percent and 21 percent, according to Intel’s own testing.
Intel also says that the Core i9-11980HK beats AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX by 11 to 26 percent. Obviously, reviewers will have to put these claims to the test in the coming weeks.
Other features of the new Tiger Lake-H chips include support for Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E.
As usual with new Intel CPU launches, numerous OEMs have refreshed their laptop lineups with the new chips, including Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Acer, Asus, and others. Rest assured that if an OEM offers a portable gaming laptop that these chips are compatible with, such as the Dell XPS 15, a new version of that laptop has likely been announced today.
Today was a big day for laptop hardware. It’s no coincidence that Nvidia has also announced the new GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, which is offered as a configuration option in some of the same laptops now equipped with the new Tiger Lake-H CPUs.
Intel has more details about its new laptop chips on its website. The new chips won’t just be sold to consumers, of course, but you’ll likely see them in plenty of laptops on the market over the next year.