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Intel Core i7-11800H vs Intel Core i9-11980HK

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 i9-11980HK

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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).

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 features the improved Xe graphics card 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-11800HIntel Core i9-11980HK
SeriesIntel Tiger LakeIntel Tiger Lake
CodenameTiger Lake H45Tiger Lake H45
Series: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake H45
Intel Core i9-11980HK2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i9-11900H compare2.5 - 4.9 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i9-11950H compare2.6 - 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 i9-11980HK2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i9-11900H compare2.5 - 4.9 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i9-11950H compare2.6 - 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
ManufacturerIntel Tiger Lake i9-11980HK

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 - i9-11980HK
57.2 pt (67%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 6508     avg: 11720     median: 12197 (20%)     max: 14088 Points
min: 8459     avg: 10923     median: 10923 (18%)     max: 13387 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1386     avg: 1499     median: 1507.5 (75%)     max: 1522 Points
min: 1505     avg: 1559     median: 1559 (78%)     max: 1613 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 533     avg: 577     median: 580.5 (75%)     max: 586 Points
min: 572     avg: 593     median: 594 (76%)     max: 622 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2498     avg: 4477     median: 4689 (20%)     max: 5408 Points
min: 3779     avg: 4578     median: 4568.5 (19%)     max: 5256 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1342     avg: 1911     median: 1936 (20%)     max: 2173 Points
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min: 1696     avg: 2055     median: 2152 (22%)     max: 2287 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 201     avg: 225.9     median: 228 (78%)     max: 231 Points
min: 224     avg: 231     median: 230 (79%)     max: 244 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
21.1 Points (39%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.45     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (72%)     max: 2.59 Points
2.8 Points (79%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8796 Points (79%)
9626 Points (86%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
43860 Points (60%)
52116 Points (71%)
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%)
243.3 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
4.2 s (1%)
7.5 s (2%)
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: 45226     avg: 51899     median: 53426 (38%)     max: 56759 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5138     avg: 5498     median: 5513 (79%)     max: 5716 MIPS
min: 5428     avg: 5643     median: 5668 (81%)     max: 5735 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