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Intel Core i9-11950H

Intel i9-11950H

The Intel Core i9-11950H is a high end octa core SoC for laptops and mobile workstations. It is based on the Tiger Lake H45 generation and was announced in mid 2021. It integrates eight Willow Cove processor cores (16 threads thanks to HyperThreading). The base clock speed depends on the TDP setting and at 45 Watt is at 2.6 GHz. The single core boost speed can reach up to 5 GHz (ITBM 3.0, also two cores), all cores can reach up to 4.5 GHz. The CPU offers 24 MB level 3 cache and supports DDR4-3200 memory. Compared to the i9-11980HK, the 11950H offers professional management features like Intel vPro, SIPP or TXT.

Thanks to the new Tiger Lake architecture, the i9-11980HK should be significantly faster than the old Intel Core i9-10980HK (Comet Lake-H, 2.4 - 5.3 GHz, 16 MB L3) in single and multi threaded performance and similar to the Ryzen 9 5980HX (Zen 3, 3.3 - 4.8 GHz, 16 MB L3). Therefore, the i9 should be one of the fastest laptop CPUs in 2021 and well suited for even very demanding tasks.

The SoC also included the improved Xe graphics card called UHD graphics with all 32 EUs.

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 in the improved 10nm process (called 10nm SuperFin) at Intel, which should be comparable to the 7nm process at TSMC (e.g. Ryzen 4000 series). The default TDP is rated at 45 W, at 65 Watt the base clock speed increases to 3.3 GHz (cTDP up).

All articles on Tiger Lake can be found on our Tiger Lake architecture hub.

SeriesIntel Tiger Lake
CodenameTiger Lake H45

Series: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake H45

Intel Core i9-11980HK compare2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i9-11900H compare2.5 - 4.9 GHz8 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i9-11950H « 2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-11955M compare2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-11850H compare2.5 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-11800H compare2.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 16 cores24 MB L3
Intel Core i7-11600H compare2.9 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores18 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-11855M compare3.2 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores18 MB L3
Intel Core i5-11500H compare2.9 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-11400H compare2.7 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-11260H compare2.6 - 4.4 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Clock Rate2600 - 5000 MHz
Level 1 Cache640 KB
Level 2 Cache10 MB
Level 3 Cache24 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 16
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1787
FeaturesDL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266
GPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) (350 - 1450 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date05/11/2021

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
51.4 pt (58%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 12048     avg: 12394     median: 12206.5 (20%)     max: 13113 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1569     avg: 1596     median: 1591 (70%)     max: 1633 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 610     avg: 620     median: 619.5 (71%)     max: 632 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4471     avg: 4700     median: 4664.5 (20%)     max: 5000 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1827     avg: 1968     median: 1954 (20%)     max: 2130 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 236     avg: 242.5     median: 242.5 (74%)     max: 249 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 50050     avg: 50504     median: 50060 (31%)     max: 51402 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5755     avg: 5816     median: 5773 (69%)     max: 5919 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 13.8     avg: 14.2     median: 14.2 (30%)     max: 14.5 fps
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Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 244     avg: 253     median: 254 (2%)     max: 261 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.521     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (12%)     max: 0.551 sec
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 14110     avg: 16128     median: 16377.5 (45%)     max: 17648 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 14843     avg: 15294     median: 15298 (39%)     max: 15741 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 20287     avg: 22013     median: 22215 (41%)     max: 23335 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 5967     avg: 7551     median: 7614.5 (38%)     max: 9007 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1623     avg: 1652     median: 1631 (71%)     max: 1702 points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7286     avg: 7802     median: 7969 (28%)     max: 8152 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 591     avg: 599     median: 596 (1%)     max: 614 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 74061     avg: 74633     median: 74632.5 (77%)     max: 75204 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 266     avg: 272.3     median: 272.5 (67%)     max: 278 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 109     avg: 112.3     median: 112.5 (19%)     max: 115 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 108     avg: 121     median: 124 (26%)     max: 128 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 15     avg: 16.3     median: 16.6 (19%)     max: 17 Points per Watt
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