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Intel Core i9-11900H vs Intel Core i5-11400H

Intel Core i9-11900H

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The Intel Core i9-11900H 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 2.5 GHz. The single core boost speed can reach up to 4.9 GHz, 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 new Tiger Lake architecture, the i9-11900H should be similar or faster than the old Intel Core i9-10885H (Comet Lake-H, 2.4 - 5.3 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 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 2.5 GHz base speed, at 35 Watt the base clock speed decreases to 2.1 GHz (cTDP down).

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

Intel Core i5-11400H

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The Intel Core i5-11400H is a high-end hexa-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 six Willow Cove processor cores (12 threads thanks to HyperThreading). The base clock speed depends on the TDP setting and at 45 Watt is at 2.7 GHz. The single core boost speed can reach up to 4.5 GHz, all cores can reach up to 4.1 GHz. The CPU geatures 12 MB L3 cache and supports DDR4-3200 memory.

Thanks to the new Tiger Lake architecture, the i5-11400H should be faster than the old Intel Core i7-10850H (Comet Lake-H, 6 cores, 2.7 - 5.1 GHz, 12 MB L3) in single and multi threaded workloads and similar to the Ryzen 5 5600H (Zen 3, 6 cores, 3.3 - 4.2 GHz, 16 MB L3). Therefore, the i5 is well suited for even very demanding tasks.

The SoC features an improved Gen 12 graphics adapter called UHD Graphics with 16 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 on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process that should be comparable to the 7 nm TSMC process (used for e.g. Ryzen 4000 series). The default TDP is rated at 45 W at 2.7 GHz base speed, at 35 Watt the base clock speed decreases to 2.2 GHz (cTDP down).

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

ModelIntel Core i9-11900HIntel Core i5-11400H
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 i9-11900H2.5 - 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 i7-11800H 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 i5-11400H2.7 - 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 i9-11900H2.5 - 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 i7-11800H 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 i5-11400H2.7 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-11260H compare2.6 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Clock2500 - 4900 MHz2700 - 4500 MHz
L1 Cache640 KB480 KB
L2 Cache10 MB7.5 MB
L3 Cache24 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 166 / 12
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, DDR4-2933
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) (350 - 1450 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) (350 - 1450 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-11900H
58.3 pt (69%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-11400H
48.8 pt (57%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 11567     avg: 12433     median: 12720 (21%)     max: 13012 Points
min: 6674     avg: 8165     median: 8746 (14%)     max: 9406 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1574     avg: 1578     median: 1575 (78%)     max: 1586 Points
min: 1349     avg: 1412     median: 1412.5 (70%)     max: 1472 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 600     avg: 605     median: 605.5 (78%)     max: 610 Points
min: 522     avg: 555     median: 564.5 (73%)     max: 569 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4403     avg: 4866     median: 4950.5 (21%)     max: 5160 Points
min: 2550     avg: 3154     median: 3314 (14%)     max: 3740 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2029     avg: 2143     median: 2166 (22%)     max: 2211 Points
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min: 1014     avg: 1297     median: 1277 (13%)     max: 1532 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 236     avg: 239     median: 239.5 (82%)     max: 241 Points
min: 202     avg: 212.3     median: 214 (73%)     max: 219 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
13.3 Points (25%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.5 Points (70%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8611 Points (77%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
36972 Points (50%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
323 s (4%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
9.1 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5665 Points (33%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 50441     avg: 53766     median: 53680.5 (38%)     max: 57263 MIPS
min: 30457     avg: 35321     median: 35280 (25%)     max: 40268 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5582     avg: 5722     median: 5717.5 (82%)     max: 5870 MIPS
min: 4802     avg: 5047     median: 5113.5 (73%)     max: 5158 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
62 fps (28%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
138 fps (37%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 14.9     avg: 15.4     median: 15 (32%)     max: 16.7 fps
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min: 8.19     avg: 9.8     median: 9.8 (21%)     max: 11.3 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.8 GB/s (27%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.2 GB/s (25%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.9 GB/s (29%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 231     avg: 241.3     median: 242.5 (2%)     max: 249 Seconds
min: 340     avg: 401.3     median: 391 (3%)     max: 483 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.529     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.544 sec
min: 0.582     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.644 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 12039     avg: 12041     median: 12041 (26%)     max: 12043 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.5 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
16.3 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
637 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
43773 Points (45%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 16514     avg: 18413     median: 18952.5 (66%)     max: 19231 Points
min: 10940     avg: 13104     median: 13194.5 (46%)     max: 15086 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
69513 Points (45%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 69034     avg: 70373     median: 70372.5 (59%)     max: 71711 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 13550     avg: 16101     median: 16602 (42%)     max: 17649 Points
min: 10911     avg: 11644     median: 11644 (29%)     max: 12377 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 24151     avg: 25164     median: 25001.5 (61%)     max: 26502 Points
min: 9406     avg: 16207     median: 17709 (44%)     max: 19795 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 9050     avg: 9865     median: 9631.5 (52%)     max: 11145 Points
min: 5822     avg: 6696     median: 6628 (35%)     max: 7707 Points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1576     avg: 1620     median: 1628 (80%)     max: 1648 Points
min: 1411     avg: 1496     median: 1521 (74%)     max: 1528 Points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7725     avg: 9218     median: 9645.5 (33%)     max: 9856 Points
min: 5534     avg: 6446     median: 6747 (23%)     max: 7018 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 603     avg: 605     median: 605 (1%)     max: 608 ms
min: 655     avg: 673     median: 668 (1%)     max: 702 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 135.9     avg: 156.2     median: 156.2 (2%)     max: 176.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 60869     avg: 63575     median: 63574.5 (66%)     max: 66280 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 272     avg: 272.5     median: 272.5 (74%)     max: 273 Points
min: 243     avg: 252.3     median: 253.5 (69%)     max: 259 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 107     avg: 115.8     median: 117 (20%)     max: 122 Watt
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min: 51.3     avg: 63.5     median: 63.5 (11%)     max: 75.7 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 134     avg: 149.8     median: 153 (40%)     max: 159 Watt
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min: 66.4     avg: 81.2     median: 81.2 (21%)     max: 95.9 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 13.3     avg: 14.4     median: 14.1 (16%)     max: 16 Points per Watt
min: 15.8     avg: 17.5     median: 17.5 (20%)     max: 19.2 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-11900H → 100% n=19

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-11400H → 80% n=19

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