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Intel Core i9-11980HK

Intel i9-11980HK

The Intel Core i9-11980HK is a high-end octa-core SoC for gaming 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. Thanks to the free multiplicator, the CPU can also be easily overclocked (but may not have much headroom).

Performance

The average 11980HK in our database matches AMD Ryzen 7 4800H in multi-thread performance, rendering the i9 a decent, if not slightly underwhelming CPU for gaming laptops and high-performance mini-PCs.

The SoC also features the improved Xe graphics adapter called UHD Graphics with all 32 EUs active.

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.

Professional management features like Intel vPro, SIPP or TXT are not supported by the 11980HK unlike the similar i9-11950H and Xeon W-11955M (with ECC support).

The chip is produced on 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 (PL1) is rated at 45 W, at 65 Watt the base clock speed increases to 3.3 GHz (cTDP up). The short burst PL2 is specified at 107 Watt for the base profile and 135 Watt for the performance profile.

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 i9-11980HK2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
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Intel Core i9-11950H compare2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
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Intel Core i7-11850H compare2.5 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i7-11800H compare2.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i7-11600H compare2.9 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1218 MB
Intel Core i5-11500H compare2.9 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon W-11855M compare3.2 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1218 MB
Intel Core i5-11400H compare2.7 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-11260H compare2.6 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
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
Product Link (external)Intel Tiger Lake i9-11980HK

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
51.7 pt (58%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 572     avg: 593     median: 594 (68%)     max: 622 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3779     avg: 4578     median: 4568.5 (19%)     max: 5256 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1696     avg: 2055     median: 2152 (22%)     max: 2287 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 224     avg: 231     median: 230 (70%)     max: 244 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 45226     avg: 51899     median: 53426 (33%)     max: 56759 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5428     avg: 5643     median: 5668 (68%)     max: 5735 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 13.1     avg: 14.9     median: 15.8 (34%)     max: 16.3 fps
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Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 231     avg: 256.8     median: 256 (2%)     max: 284 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.545     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (12%)     max: 0.565 sec
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 16395     avg: 17810     median: 17855.5 (49%)     max: 19134 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 14068     avg: 15159     median: 15240 (39%)     max: 16086 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 21177     avg: 23584     median: 24563 (45%)     max: 25301 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1561     avg: 1625     median: 1627 (70%)     max: 1679 points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 8786     avg: 9523     median: 9813 (34%)     max: 10081 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 608     avg: 620     median: 621.5 (1%)     max: 630 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 278     avg: 281.2     median: 279 (74%)     max: 286 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 97.7     avg: 108.9     median: 103 (18%)     max: 126 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 102     avg: 124     median: 110 (23%)     max: 160 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 12.9     avg: 18.4     median: 19.9 (23%)     max: 22.4 Points per Watt
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