The new 11th Generation Intel Core H-series mobile processors (code-named “Tiger Lake-H”) launched worldwide today, led by the flagship Intel Core™ i9-11980HK. The Intel Core i9-11980HK processor, according to the manufacturer, offers the best performance2 in laptops for gamers, content creators, and business professionals, hitting speeds of up to 5.0 gigahertz (GHz).



“Intel Core H-series processors raise the bar for mobile gaming, content development, and commercial workstation systems. These new H-series processors are an exciting addition to our 11th Generation mobile family, delivering double-digit single- and multi-core performance gains, superior gaming, direct attached storage, and 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes for true enthusiast-level platform bandwidth. The 11th Generation H-series processors are the industry’s most powerful mobile processors, enabling users to game, build, and interact with industry-leading performance in any enthusiast form factor.” Chris Walker, corporate vice president and general manager of the Mobile Client Platforms Group at Intel, said


Intel integrates its deep experience in advanced processor design and PC gaming to introduce the world’s best gaming laptop processors1 to gamers worldwide with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors.
Extending the performance momentum generated by the 11th Generation Intel Core H35 series, the 11th Generation Intel H-series processors, based on 10 nanometer SuperFin process technology, feature up to 8 cores and 16 threads with single and dual-core turbo performance up to 5.0GHz. Additionally, the central processing unit (CPU) can directly access the graphics card’s high-speed GDDR6 memory, allowing gamers to experience smooth framerate with less latency and faster texture loading. The mobile processor provides the CPU with 2.5 times the total PCIe bandwidth of 10th Gen H-series processors and three times the total PCIe bandwidth of other industry processors.


Thanks to best-in-class components and connectivity, the 11th Generation Intel Core H-series mobile processors allow creators and business professionals to complete tasks faster and from any place. With 20 PCIe Gen 4 lanes — a first for a laptop — the processor enables 4K HDR/Dolby Vision video streaming, rich configurations with fast storage, hybrid Intel® OptaneTM storage for high performance and capacity, 6GHz Intel® KillerTM Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) support, and ThunderboltTM 4 with data transfer rates of up to 40 gigabytes (GBs) per second for faster connections.


New platform features also include:

  • 20 PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology capable of being booted in Raid 0 — and up to 44 PCIe lanes in total, including 24 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes from a dedicated platform controller hub.
  • Support for DDR4-3200 memory.
  • ThunderboltTM 4 supports data transfer rates of up to 40Gbps.
  • Intel® KillerTM Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) in a discrete form factor.
  • Dual Embedded Display Ports have been added for a more energy-efficient companion display.
  • Dual Embedded Display Ports have been added for a more energy-efficient companion display.


Additionally, today’s launch includes the introduction of new Intel vPro® H-series processors, led by the eight-core, sixteen-thread Intel® CoreTM i9-11950H, as well as Intel® Xeon® W-11000 series mobile processors. Built on the 11th generation Intel vPro® platform, the unmatched business-class PC platform enables comprehensive hardware-based security4 and breakthrough performance, as well as powerful computing experiences for professional users such as engineers, data scientists, content creators, and financial analysts who need to tackle multi-threaded, performance-intensive applications at their desk or on the go. The latest 11th Generation Intel® CoreTM vPro® H-series processors and Xeon W-11000 series mobile processors were unveiled today and, when used in conjunction with the new Intel Core vPro platform, have the following benefits:

  • Xeon + memory with Error Correcting Codes (ECC).
  • Intel® Hardware Shield — available exclusively on the Intel® vPro® platform, as provided by 11th Gen Intel® CoreTM vPro® mobile processors5 — offers the world’s most robust hardware-based protection for businesses, as well as the industry’s first and only silicon-enabled artificial intelligence threat detection to assist in preventing ransomware and cryptomining attacks against Windows-based system.
  • Additionally, it includes Intel® Control-flow Compliance Technology, a ground-breaking feature that assists in thwarting an entire class of attacks that have previously evaded software-only solutions.
  • Complete Memory Encryption by Intel®
  • Active Management Technology from Intel®.
  • Intel® Boost for Deep Learning.