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Intel Core i7-11800H vs Intel Core i9-11950H

Intel Core i7-11800H

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The Intel Core i7-11800H is a high-end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. It is belongs to the Tiger Lake H45 family and was announced in mid 2021. It integrates eight Willow Cove processor cores (16 threads thanks to Hyper-Threading). The base clock speed depends on the TDP setting and is 2.3 GHz at 45 W. The single core Boost can be as high as 4.6 GHz while all cores can run at up to 4.2 GHz. The CPU offers 24 MB of Level 3 cache and supports DDR4-3200 memory.

Thanks to the new Tiger Lake architecture, the i7-11800H should be similar or faster than the old Intel Core i9-10875H (Comet Lake-H, 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, 16 MB L3) in single and multi threaded performance and similar to the Ryzen 7 5800H (Zen 3, 3.2 - 4.4 GHz, 16 MB L3). 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 2.3 GHz base speed, at 35 Watt the base clock speed decreases to 1.9 GHz (cTDP down).

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

Intel Core i9-11950H

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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.

ModelIntel Core i7-11800HIntel Core i9-11950H
SeriesIntel Tiger LakeIntel Tiger Lake
CodenameTiger Lake H45Tiger Lake H45
Series: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake H45
Intel Core i9-11980HK compare2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i9-11900H compare2.5 - 4.9 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i9-11950H2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Xeon W-11955M compare2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i7-11850H compare2.5 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1624 MB
» Intel Core i7-11800H2.3 - 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
Intel Core i9-11980HK compare2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i9-11900H compare2.5 - 4.9 GHz8 / 1624 MB
» Intel Core i9-11950H2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Xeon W-11955M compare2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i7-11850H compare2.5 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i7-11800H2.3 - 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
Clock2300 - 4600 MHz2600 - 5000 MHz
L1 Cache640 KB640 KB
L2 Cache10 MB10 MB
L3 Cache24 MB24 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 16
TDP45 Watt45 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1787FCBGA1787
FeaturesDL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266DL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) (350 - 1450 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) (350 - 1450 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-11800H
55.2 pt (65%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-11950H
56.8 pt (67%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 6508     avg: 11720     median: 12197 (20%)     max: 14088 Points
min: 12048     avg: 12394     median: 12206.5 (20%)     max: 13113 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1386     avg: 1499     median: 1507.5 (75%)     max: 1522 Points
min: 1569     avg: 1596     median: 1591 (79%)     max: 1633 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 533     avg: 577     median: 580.5 (75%)     max: 586 Points
min: 610     avg: 620     median: 619.5 (80%)     max: 632 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2498     avg: 4477     median: 4689 (20%)     max: 5408 Points
min: 4471     avg: 4700     median: 4664.5 (20%)     max: 5000 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1342     avg: 1911     median: 1936 (20%)     max: 2173 Points
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min: 1827     avg: 1968     median: 1954 (20%)     max: 2130 Points
01102203304405506607708809901100121013201430154016501760187019802090Tooltip
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 201     avg: 225.9     median: 228 (78%)     max: 231 Points
min: 236     avg: 242.5     median: 242.5 (83%)     max: 249 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 15.96     avg: 17.6     median: 17.6 (32%)     max: 19.18 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.45     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (72%)     max: 2.59 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8796 Points (79%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
43860 Points (60%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 49232     avg: 53829     median: 53829 (48%)     max: 58426 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 10903     avg: 11256     median: 11255.5 (69%)     max: 11608 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
120.8 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
4.2 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
7925 Points (46%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 33718     avg: 48471     median: 49080 (35%)     max: 56758 MIPS
min: 50050     avg: 50504     median: 50060 (35%)     max: 51402 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5138     avg: 5498     median: 5513 (79%)     max: 5716 MIPS
min: 5755     avg: 5816     median: 5773 (83%)     max: 5919 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
93.8 fps (42%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
247.5 fps (67%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 7.38     avg: 13.9     median: 13.9 (30%)     max: 17.4 fps