One other 12 months, one other set of chips by Intel. The corporate in the present day introduced its Eleventh-gen H-series chips — codenamed Tiger Lake-H — which the corporate claims supply as much as a 19% pace enhance over the prior comet lake expertise. The H-series chips are usually present in bigger gaming and desktop-replacement laptops, so it’s a welcome enchancment.
The leap in efficiency isn’t precisely an enormous shock; Intel is transferring from a 14nm structure to a 10nm one, so the enhancements are to be anticipated. Nonetheless, it’s a aid, as Intel’s H-series chips had been caught at 14nm since means again with 2015’s Skylake chips. (Intel had already moved onto a 10nm course of for ultraportable chipsets).
The highest chip is the brand new Core i9-11980HK with 8 CPU cores and a 5GHz turbo enhance pace — Intel says it presents the quickest single-threaded efficiency of any laptop computer processor up to now. That mentioned, it’s additionally the one 65W processor of the brand new lineup, with the remainder of them sporting a 35W configuration.
The corporate is clearly taking purpose at AMD too, with a properly curated chart claiming its top-of-the-line chip outperforms the Ryzen 5900HX by 17-26% in sure video games.
The corporate additionally claimed improved productiveness efficiency, corresponding to 18% higher “video creation workflow” in Adobe After Results.
I’m undecided these are precisely truthful comparisons although, given the 5900HX has a 45W TDP in comparison with the i9’s 65W. Issues seem like a great deal extra balanced when evaluating the businesses’ different 35W chips, however the jury remains to be out till we are able to see some unbiased testing.
The corporate additionally talked little about battery life, though admittedly that isn’t all the time a significant consideration with the kind of laptops these chips could be getting in. Uncooked efficiency apart, the chips characteristic PCIe 4.0 help, Intels new Xe built-in graphics, and Thunderbolt 4 help.
As regular, a bunch of corporations introduced new laptops to coincide with the launch. There’s new stuff from Dell/Alienware, HP, Razer, MSI, Asus, and extra.
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