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Tiger Lake-H35: Intel’s quad-core CPU for compact gaming notebooks

So far, the 10-nanometer processors of the eleventh Core i generation (Tiger Lake) have only been available in the U series for flat notebooks. At the CES, Intel is now presenting the first H models for more powerful notebooks. The three CPUs that run Intel internally under “Tiger Lake-H35” are still quad-cores, but they are allowed to burn 35 watts. With the four-core of the U series, however, the limit is 28 watts, in many notebooks they even run classically at 15 watts – and correspondingly lower clock frequencies under full steam.

With up to 5 GHz on a CPU core, Intel claims the performance crown for single-threading computing load. For comparison, the chip manufacturer uses one year old Ryzen 4000 CPUs from AMD; the real competitor, however, would be the Ryzen 5000 processors, whose unveiling is likely on Tuesday.

Tiger Lake-H35 should convince with a high single-threading performance.

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As a special solution with a sharp target group, Tiger Lake-H35 should only be used in a few notebooks. The newcomers are intended for high-priced models of the caliber of a Razer Blade Stealth 13 – 13 to 15-inch models that are a bit heavier and thicker than usual, but thanks to an additional graphics chip, are suitable for full HD gaming. This device category is a sensible compromise between gaming and mobility, which is in great demand in the notebook boom surrounding the corona pandemic. Last but not least, AMD was able to achieve a respectable success in just this category with its 35 watt processors of the Ryzen 4000HS series – for example in the 14-inch Asus RoG Zephyrus G14.

Tiger Lake-H35 for compact gaming notebooks

model

Kerne / Threads

TDP

Basic beat

max. Turbotakt

L3-Cache

Core i7-11375H SE

4 / 8

28 – 35 W

3,0 – 3,3 GHz

5,0 GHz

12 MByte

Core i7-11370H

4 / 8

28 – 35 W

3,0 – 3,3 GHz

4,8 GHz

12 MByte

Core i5-11300H

4 / 8

28 – 35 W

2,6 – 3,1 GHz

4,4 GHz

8 MByte

The important difference: AMD’s 35-watt CPUs manufactured with a structure width of 7 nanometers are not quad-cores, but offshoots of the regular H processor series with up to eight computing cores and accordingly much more performance under load on all cores. Corresponding counterparts at Intel are still not ready for a decision because of the messed up 10 nanometer production: “Tiger Lake-H45” with eight CPU cores is not expected to come for a few months. In the desktop area, the effects of the manufacturing problems are even more serious, because with “Rocket Lake-S”, another 14-nanometer CPU with eight cores will soon be due – at least with a more potent architecture derived from the 10-nanometer CPUs and other innovations such as PCIe 4.0.


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Back to the notebook processors: In addition to the Tiger Lake H35, vPro models of the eleventh Core i generation for business notebooks will also debut at the CES. Such CPUs contain remote maintenance functions for admins and are available longer so that notebook manufacturers can guarantee longer availability of notebooks equipped with them. From the user’s point of view, there are no differences to the already known variants without vPro.

Intel has again announced new Celeron and Pentium Silver processors (Jasper Lake) with “Tremont” cores for inexpensive entry-level notebooks. These 10 nanometer cores have so far only been used in Intel’s special Lakefield processor, which is used in Samsung’s Galaxy Book S and in Lenovo’s foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold. While the Lakefield SoC has an additional, powerful Core-i core, the new Celeron and Pentium only contain the Tremont cores that emerged from the Atom line.

New entry-level processors (Jasper Lake)

model

Kerne / Threads

TDP

Basic beat

max. Turbotakt

L3-Cache

Pentium Silver N6005

4 / 4

10 W

k. A.

3,3 GHz

4 MByte

Celeron N5105

4 / 4

10 W

k. A.

2,9 GHz

4 MByte

Celeron N4505

2 / 2

10 W

k. A.

2,9 GHz

4 MByte

Pentium Silver N6000

4 / 4

6 W

k. A.

3,3 GHz

4 MByte

Celeron N5100

4 / 4

6 W

k. A.

2,8 GHz

4 MByte

Celeron N4500

2 / 2

6 W

k. A.

2,8 GHz

4 MByte


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