Intel Presentation Shows Tiger Lake-H Octacores and Hexacores for Laptops

Intel will announce Tiger Lake-H octacores for laptops on May 11. Its presentation was published early by a Spanish website. Three octacores and two hexacores appear. The processors are intended for gaming laptops, among other things.

According to Intel, the processors end up in laptops starting at $ 699, according to the presentation that is online at HD Tecnologia. Presumably this concerns the hexacores and the octacores are reserved for more expensive models and gaming laptops. The slides also show that laptop manufacturers will be announcing 15″ and 17″ models about 2cm thick with the new processors.

Intel announced the Tiger Lake H35 processors at the beginning of this year. These are 10nm quadcores with a TDP of 35W for relatively thin laptops. In the H series, Intel has been offering processors with more cores and a TDP of 45W for years. The Tiger Lake-H series is now being expanded with such models, which have to compete with AMD’s Ryzen 5000H processors.

The slides show that the octacores and hexacores can also be configured at 35W or 65W. The top model is the Core i9-11980HK, which has a clock speed of 2.6GHz and maximum turbo speed of 5GHz, but configured at 65W, the base clock speed is 3.3GHz. Such a high tdp configuration will only be possible in large gaming laptops with a lot of space for cooling.

The processors have an integrated Intel Xe GPU and it runs at a maximum of 1450MHz. That is somewhat faster than with the Tiger Lake H35 variants, which have a comparable GPU with a speed of up to 1350MHz.

At the presentation, Intel will show six different CPUs, but there will probably be more variants. For example, details about the Core i9-11950H octacore, which is not on the list, have already appeared. Reference was also made earlier to an i7-11600H hexacore.

Processor cores/threads Clock speed Turbo (all cores) Max. Turbo L3 cache
Core i9-11980HK 8C/16T 2.6GHz 4.5GHz 5.0GHz 24MB
Core i9-11900H 8C/16T 2.5GHz 4.4GHz 4.9GHz 24MB
Core i7-11800H 8C/16T 2.3GHz 4.2GHz 4.6GHz 24MB
Core i5-11400H 6C/12T 2.7GHz 4.1GHz 4.5GHz 12MB
Core i5-11260H 6C/12T 2.6GHz 4.0GHz 4.4GHz 12MB