Intel Tiger Lake-H (H45) will be the next processor from the chip giant and will be aimed at large gaming laptops or basic 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 one, the most powerful ever manufactured by Intel for consumer laptops and that we expect to reach the market in a not too long term, perhaps at the Computex fair in Taiwan in June.
Tiger Lake-H (H45) will be the third series of this eleventh-generation platform, following the debut of the “U” and “Y” models last fall for notebooks, convertibles, and low- and ultra-low-voltage 2-in-1s, respectively. More recently came the “H35” for more powerful notebooks, but controlling consumption, thickness, and weight, and now we are missing the higher performance ones where consumption and autonomy take a back seat.
Like the previous ones, these H45s are manufactured in 10 nm++ “SuperFin” technological processes and represent an important generational leap due to their redesign at the transistor level; New 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, we have received a leaked chart showing the specifications of the six models that would be included in this series. If the H35 limited the versions to four cores, these have 6 and 8 native processing cores and double the number of threads as a differentiating feature.
The top of the range would be the Core i9-11980HK. A CPU with 8 cores and 16 native processing threads, multiplier unlocked to facilitate overclocking and where at least two of the cores could run above 5GHz frequency, while the maximum of the 8 cores would be around 4.5GHz under Turbo Boost. It would include an integrated entry-level UHD GPU since its target machines will use dedicated graphics. Its TDP is high (65 watts) for a notebook CPU.
The next two would be the Core i9-11900H and Core i7-11800H, also with 8 cores, but without unlocked multiplier and with maximum frequencies of 4.9 and 4.6GHz. Their TDP would be quite a bit lower, 35 watts, as would their retail price.
Finally, we will have two Core i5 to top these Tiger Lake-H (H45). Models 11400H and 11260H would have 6 cores and 12 threads, maximum operating frequencies of 4.5 and 4.4GHz, and the same TDP of 35 Watts.
We also expect as new features a new memory controller for DDR4 and LPDDR4 and the latest technologies in connectivity, Wi-Fi 6 / 6E and Thunderbolt 4.0, plus PCIe 4.0 with 20 lanes connected directly to the CPU which will allow us 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 a release date for the Intel Tiger Lake-H (H45). If you are lost with the processors Intel has on the market (and everything that is coming this year until the Alder Lake) be sure to check out our Intel Processor Guide.