Mi Notebook Pro Geekbench listings with Intel Tiger Lake-H 35 W and AMD Cezanne Ryzen 5 5600H indicate a renewed focus on single-core performance
With CES 2021 fast approaching, it is not uncommon to see leaks of new chipsets and associated laptops doing the rounds. Xiaomi has been offering the Mi Notebook series for a while now and on occasions, even a Mi Notebook Pro. Going by leaked Geekbench listings unearthed by @TUM_APISAK, it seems that Mi Notebooks launching in 2021 could be powered by Intel 11th gen Tiger Lake Tiger Lake-H 35 W and AMD Cezanne processors.
Mi Notebook Pro with Tiger Lake-H
Leaked Mi Notebook Pro variants include ones based on the Intel Core i7-11370H and the Core i5-11300H. The Core i7-11370H — a 4C/8T part with a supposed base clock of 3.7 GHz and boost of 4.7 GHz — happens to have scored 1,572 and 5,065 points in single and multi-core runs of the benchmark, respectively.
A listing for a Core i3-11300H, which is also a 4C/8T processor but with a base clock of 3.11 GHz and boost of 4.3 GHz, was also spotted powering a Mi Notebook Pro on Geekbench. This listing indicates a single-core score of 1,436 and a multi-core score of 4,912 points.
We have reported earlier that Tiger Lake-H will come in both 35 W and 45 W variants. These Mi Notebook Pro models listed seem to be of the 35 W variety.
Comparing the leaked Core i5-11300H with the Comet Lake-H Core i5-10300H, we find that Tiger Lake-H offers up to a 16.3% increase in single-core but multi-core performance shows just a nominal 4.2% increase.
Though the Core i7-11370H is a 4C/8T part, it scores over 18% more in Geekbench 5 single-core compared to a Core i7-10750H but naturally loses out significantly in the multi-core score owing to lesser cores.
These are just a handful of numbers from a couple of processors, but they do give an impression that Intel is looking to focus more on single-core performance in Tiger Lake-H than offering substantial multi-core benefits.
Mi Notebook Pro with Ryzen 5 5600H
Mi Notebooks were historically limited to Intel processors but that may well change next year. A few listings of the Mi Notebook Pro with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H APU have also popped up on Geekbench. The latest such score shows the Cezanne processor scoring 1,362 in single-core and 5,994 points in multi-core.
As per the listing, the Ryzen 5 5600H is a 6C/12T part with a base clock of 3.3 GHz and a boost of 4.24 GHz.
At the outset, this seems to be a 36.7% increase in single-core and a 23% increase in multi-core performance over the Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir APU, which is quite substantial.
These initial observations indicate that Tiger Lake-H could have a 15-20% lead over corresponding AMD rivals in single-core performance. However, 35 W Tiger Lake-H will top-out at just four cores with only the 45 W variant going up to eight cores; the latter is expected to launch only sometime around Q2 2021.
As always, take such leaks with a pinch of the proverbial salt.