Anirudh RegidiJune 29, 2021 11:33:17 AM IS
Intel has finally lifted the veil on its next-generation high-performance portable processors. These chips, dubbed the Tiger Lake-H-series, feature modern architecture (Willow Cove), a new manufacturing process (10-nanometer SuperFin process technology), and most importantly, potential double-digit performance gains. in gaming and productivity workloads.
The 45 in the name indicates the TDP or Thermal Design Power of the processors. It is a number that indicates the amount of heat that must be dissipated when under load for the processor to function as specified. Generally speaking, conventional laptops and ultrabooks will operate in the 7-15 W range, with more powerful workstations and gaming laptops sticking to the 15-25 W range. Anything above that, such as the range. 35-65 W of the Tiger Lake-H series, it is in the category of high-end notebooks. The cream of the crop of the laptop world, so to speak.
Interestingly, with more powerful 11th Gen Intel® Core ™ H-series processors, gaming laptops don’t have to be one-inch-thick giants. These processors can be configured to increase or decrease performance based on the thermal headroom available to them, giving manufacturers more leeway with their designs. You can have power-hungry beasts without restrictions, or you can have slim designs that you can slip into a bag.
While thicker laptops will be faster when pushed to the limit, the Tiger Lake-H series support for 20 PCIe Gen 4 lanes, faster RAM, and a larger cache more than make up for any performance deficits resulting from designs. Thinner.
For gamers, this translates to desktop-class performance from devices as thin as 20mm or less. And, in a world that has become almost universally mobile, there is simply a greater need for slim portable devices that don’t compromise on performance.
What is all the buzz about the Tiger-Lake H series about?
The two biggest updates to Intel’s Tiger Lake-H series processors are the massive 24MB L3 cache and support for the latest PCIe Gen 4 standard for connectivity to GPUs and peripherals like SSDs and WiFi modules. Additionally, it enables faster data bandwidth and lower latency for dGPU cards and storage.
Higher multi-core clocks, built-in Thunderbolt 4 support that extends I / O leadership to your peripherals, including: more displays, faster external storage, fewer cables, and better compatibility.
Stellar performance in gaming and productivity
Overall, the changes together promise one of the biggest generation-to-generation increases in gaming performance and productivity we’ve seen in multiple generations. Intel®, in fact, claims a 19% improvement in multi-threaded performance and that 11th Gen is the World’s fastest single threaded mobile processor. If that wasn’t enough, some SKUs can be overclocked.
While today’s games are increasingly optimized for multi-core processors, single-threaded performance is still king, and Tiger Lake’s ability to identify the best cores and scale them individually helps here. Advanced users can, of course, take advantage of utilities like Intel® XTU (Xtreme Tuning Utility) to further fine-tune performance.
With native support for 20 PCIe Gen 4 lanes, GPUs get almost double the bandwidth they previously had. Features like resizable BARs, which give processors full access to a GPU’s VRAM cache, benefit greatly from this. The same applies to your PCIe-based SSD storage, where you now get support for devices that hit speeds of 5,000 MBps.
Lightning fast speed
Features such as Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (RST) are fully supported and accelerate boot times, reduce latencies, and help improve system responsiveness. If, for some reason, you find the 5,000 MB / s Gen 4 SSDs to be inadequate, RST allows you to boot in RAID mode. You will also find support for Intel® Optane ™ H20 memory.
Unlocked SKUs like the i9-11980HK support per core voltage control, base clock settings, and more. Hell, apps like Intel® Speed Optimizer can overclock your system for you and features like Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 identify the best cores and automatically boost them.
When it comes to connectivity, Thunderbolt ™ 4’s ridiculously high bandwidth supports external GPUs and daisy-chained RAID arrays, not to mention high-refresh rate 4K monitors. For wireless networks, Intel® Killer ™ Wi-Fi 6 / 6E (Gig +) support gives you up to 75% less latency, ideal for multiplayer games, and nearly 3x faster speeds due to less clutter support and higher bandwidth 6 GHz frequency band.
Whether you’re a gamer or a content creator, the Tiger Lake H series has something for everyone.
Games like Warzone and Valorant will not only run faster, they will also run more efficiently and with reduced latency when played competitively online. Content creators will also benefit from faster multi-threaded performance and higher bandwidth for peripherals.
Tiger Lake isn’t just a faster processor, it’s a redesigned new processor architecture built on a new, more efficient manufacturing process with support for next-generation connectivity technology and features. It’s not just the processor that’s fast, it’s the platform as a whole that benefits.
At the end of June, Acer and Asus launched their 11th generation Intel® Core ™ H-series processors in the Indian market. Acer will launch the Predator Helios 300 powered by an 11th generation Intel® Core ™ i7, and the Nitro 5, which is also powered by a Core ™ i7 processor. Meanwhile, Asus plans to launch a couple of laptops. This includes the Asus TUF F15 with Intel® Core ™ i9 technology and the Asus TUF F17 with Core ™ i5 technology. Over the next several months, we should see other OEMs like Dell, HP, and Lenovo launch gaming devices based on the new processor architecture.
For more information on Intel’s Tiger Lake-H series architecture, click here.
* For more details visit: www.intel.com/PerformanceIndex . Results may vary.
Disclaimer: Article has been created by the Studio18 team on behalf of Intel.