Intel Core i7-11600H
The Intel Core i7-11600H is a high-end hexa-core SoC for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. It belongs to the Tiger Lake H45 family and was announced in mid 2021. It integrates six Willow Cove processor cores (12 threads thanks to Hyper-Threading). The base clock speed depends on the TDP setting and is specified at 2.9 GHz at 45 W. The single core Boost can be as high as 4.6 GHz. The CPU offers 18 MB of Level 3 cache and supports DDR4-3200 memory.
Thanks to the new Tiger Lake architecture, the i7-11600H should be faster than the old Intel Core i7-10750H (Comet Lake-H, 2.6 - 5 GHz, 12 MB L3) in single and multi threaded performance and should also beat the Ryzen 5 5600H (6 cores, 3.3 - 4.2 GHz). Therefore, the i7 is well suited for even very demanding tasks.
The SoC also has the improved UHD Graphics iGPU with 32 EUs which is similar to the Iris Xe iGPUs.
Furthermore, Tiger Lake SoCs add PCIe 4 support (20 lanes in the H45 series), AI hardware acceleration, and the partial integration of Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 and Wi-Fi 6E in the chip.
The chip is produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process that should be comparable to the 7 nm TSMC (e.g. Ryzen 4000 series). The default TDP is 45 W at 2.9 GHz base speed, at 35 Watt the base clock speed decreases to 2.5 GHz (cTDP down).
All articles on Tiger Lake can be found in our Tiger Lake architecture hub.
|Series||Intel Tiger Lake|
|Codename||Tiger Lake H45|
|Series: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake H45|
|Clock Rate||2900 - 4600 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||480 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||7.5 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||18 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||6 / 12|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||45 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||10 nm|
|Max. Temperature||100 °C|
|Features||DL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) (350 - 1450 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$395 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Tiger Lake i7-11600H|