8-core Tiger Lake-H processors in HP ZBook Studio G8 and ZBook Create G8 laptops wreck the UserBenchmark 1-core charts
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Tum Apisak has apparently spotted a couple of mysterious 8-core Tiger Lake-H processors being tested on that most controversial of benchmark sites: UserBenchmark. Disregarding the well-known issues that UserBenchmark conjures up when Intel parts are compared with AMD products, we can focus on the results produced by an HP ZBook Studio G8 mobile workstation and HP ZBook Create G8 laptop. While the multi-core scores for these likely engineering samples were nothing to write home about, the 1-core scores were incredible in both machines.
The unnamed 8-core, 16-thread Intel Tiger Lake-H chip in the ZBook Create churned out a 1-core score of 152 points in its UserBenchmark run, which would place it alongside the Intel Core i9-10900K desktop processor in the current top 10 of the benchmark site’s charts. However, the 10nm part from Team Blue inside the HP ZBook Studio really turned up the heat by scoring 163 points in the 1-core benchmark. This would have placed it at the very top of UserBenchmark’s table, ahead of the Tiger Lake i7-1185G7 and the new Ryzen 5000 desktop processors from AMD.
There are plenty of caveats to include here before getting too over-excited about these benchmark forays by the 8-core Tiger Lake-H chips, which support PCIe 4.0 and Thunderbolt 4. The average boost clocks are measured at only 3.05 GHz (ZBook Create) and 2.7 GHz (ZBook Studio) and the iGPU results are abysmal. However, it’s expected that laptops featuring a Tiger Lake-H chip will also come with a discrete GPU, so exceptional iGPU performance won’t be a requirement in these cases.
Tiger Lake-H has appeared on UserBenchmark before and we have also previously reported exclusively that this upcoming Intel series will have 35 W and 45 W SKUs. These results are promising, with the HP ZBook Studio G8 particularly looking like it could be a performance monster. These powerful up to 8-core mobile processors from Intel should start shipping at some point late in this first quarter, with the promise of multiple core boost clocks of up to 5 GHz being just one of the reasons why laptops featuring these chips could end up on many technical pro/content creator wishlists.