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Intel Core i7-11850H vs Intel Core i9-11980HK

Intel Core i7-11850H

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The Intel Core i7-11800H is a high end octa core SoC for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. It is based on the Tiger Lake H45 generation and will be 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 2.4 GHz. The single core boost speed can reach up to 4.6 GHz, all cores can reach up to 4.2 GHz. The CPU offers 24 MB level 3 cache and supports DDR4-3200 memory. Compared to the slower clocked i7-11800H, the 11850H offers professional management features like Intel vPro, SIPP or TXT.

Thanks to the new Tiger Lake architecture, the i9-11850H 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 9 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 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 2.4 GHz base speed, at 35 Watt the base clock speed decreases to 2 GHz (cTDP down).

All articles on Tiger Lake can be found on 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 i7-11850HIntel 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 i7-11850H2.5 - 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
» 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 i7-11850H2.5 - 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
Clock2500 - 4800 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 i7-11850HIntel Tiger Lake i9-11980HK

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-11850H
55.1 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: 9779     avg: 10857     median: 10857 (18%)     max: 11935 Points
min: 8459     avg: 10923     median: 10923 (18%)     max: 13387 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1513     avg: 1533     median: 1532.5 (76%)     max: 1552 Points
min: 1505     avg: 1559     median: 1559 (78%)     max: 1613 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 583     avg: 595     median: 595 (77%)     max: 607 Points
min: 572     avg: 593     median: 594 (76%)     max: 622 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3826     avg: 4245     median: 4244.5 (18%)     max: 4663 Points
min: 3779     avg: 4578     median: 4568.5 (19%)     max: 5256 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1547     avg: 1768     median: 1767.5 (18%)     max: 1988 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: 232     avg: 232.5     median: 232.5 (80%)     max: 233 Points
min: 224     avg: 231     median: 230 (79%)     max: 244 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
21.1 Points (39%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.8 Points (79%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
9626 Points (86%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
52116 Points (71%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
243.3 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
7.5 s (2%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 44890     avg: 47721     median: 47721 (34%)     max: 50552 MIPS
min: 45226     avg: 51899     median: 53426 (38%)     max: 56759 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5727     avg: 5745     median: 5744.5 (82%)     max: 5762 MIPS
min: 5428     avg: 5643     median: 5668 (81%)     max: 5735 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 12.6     avg: 13.5     median: 13.5 (29%)     max: 14.4 fps
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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: 257     avg: 285     median: 285 (2%)     max: 313 Seconds
min: 231     avg: 256.8     median: 256 (2%)     max: 284 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.541     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (12%)     max: 0.543 sec
min: 0.545     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (12%)     max: 0.565 sec
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
6.8 s (1%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
14.7 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
350 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 15788     avg: 16156     median: 16156 (56%)     max: 16524 Points
min: 16395     avg: 17810     median: 17855.5 (62%)     max: 19134 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
14425 Points (36%)
min: 14068     avg: 15159     median: 15240 (39%)     max: 16086 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 19959     avg: 19972     median: 19972 (49%)     max: 19985 Points
min: 21177     avg: 23584     median: 24563 (60%)     max: 25301 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 5654     avg: 7159     median: 7159 (38%)     max: 8664 Points
min: 8845     avg: 9358     median: 9114 (49%)     max: 10357 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1659     avg: 1673     median: 1672.5 (82%)     max: 1686 Points
min: 1561     avg: 1625     median: 1627 (80%)     max: 1679 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 9049     avg: 9250     median: 9250 (32%)     max: 9451 Points
min: 8786     avg: 9523     median: 9813 (34%)     max: 10081 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 600     avg: 602     median: 601.5 (1%)     max: 603 ms
min: 608     avg: 620     median: 621.5 (1%)     max: 630 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
72523 Points (75%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 272     avg: 274.5     median: 274.5 (72%)     max: 277 Points
min: 278     avg: 281.2     median: 279 (74%)     max: 286 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1644 Points (71%)
1674 Points (73%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 86.1     avg: 90.8     median: 90.8 (16%)     max: 95.4 Watt
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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: 90     avg: 98.5     median: 98.5 (26%)     max: 107 Watt
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min: 102     avg: 124     median: 110 (29%)     max: 160 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 17.2     avg: 17.9     median: 17.9 (21%)     max: 18.6 Points per Watt
min: 12.9     avg: 18.4     median: 19.9 (23%)     max: 22.4 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-11850H → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-11980HK → 107% n=20

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