Intel Tiger Lake-H (H45) will be the chip giant’s next processors and will be targeted at large notebooks for gaming or entry-level mobile workstations for content creation that does not require the use of Xeon CPUs.
Intel is accelerating the launch of its new processing platforms and if last week we offered you the official launch of the Rocket Lake-S for desktops, a leak puts us on the track of the versions and specifications of the next, the most powerful one manufactured never by Intel for consumer laptops and which we hope will hit the market in a short time, perhaps at the Computex show in Taiwan in June.
Tiger Lake-H (H45) will be the third series of this eleventh generation platform, following the premiere of the “U” and “Y” models last fall for notebooks, convertibles and 2-in-1 low and ultra low voltage, respectively. More recently came the “H35” for more powerful laptops, but controlling the consumption, thickness and weight, and now there is a lack of those with the highest performance where consumption and autonomy take a back seat.
Like the previous ones, these H45 are manufactured in technological processes of 10 nm ++ “SuperFin” and they represent an important generational leap due to their redesign at the transistor level; new batch integrated graphics based on Intel Xe (Gen12); new memory controller and the latest connectivity technologies, highlighting Wi-Fi 6 / 6E, Thunderbolt 4.0 and PCIe 4.0.
Intel Tiger Lake-H (H45), versions
While waiting for the official presentation, a filtered box showing the specifications of the six models that would be included in this series. If the H35s limited the versions to four cores, these have 6 and 8 native processing cores and twice the number of threads as a differentiating characteristic.
The top of the range would be the Core i9-11980HK. A CPU with 8 cores and 16 native processing threads, unlocked multiplier to facilitate overclocking and where at least two of the cores could operate above 5 GHz frequency, while the maximum of the 8 cores would be around 4 , 5 GHz under Turbo Boost. It would include an entry-level UHD integrated GPU as your target machines will use dedicated graphics. Its TDP is high (65 watts) for a laptop CPU.
The next two would be Core i9-11900H and Core i7-11800H, also with 8 cores, but without unlocked multiplier and with maximum frequencies of 4.9 and 4.6 GHz. Its TDP would be much lower, 35 watts, as well as its sale price.
Finally, we will have two Core i5s to finish off these Tiger Lake-H (H45). Models 11400H and 11260H, they would have 6 cores and 12 threads, maximum working frequencies of 4.5 and 4.4 GHz and the same TDP of 35 watts.
We also expect as news a new memory controller for DDR4 and LPDDR4 and the latest technologies in connectivity, Wi-Fi 6 / 6E and Thunderbolt 4.0, as well as PCIe 4.0 with 20 lanes connected directly to the CPU, which will allow to take full advantage of the interface. by dedicated graphics and NVMe Gen 4.0 x4 solid state drives at the same time.
We do not have confirmation of this information or the release date of the Intel Tiger Lake-H (H45). If you get lost with the processors that Intel has on the market (and everything that is to come this year to Alder Lake), do not stop checking our Intel Processors Guide.