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Here come the 11th Gen Intel H-series processors for laptops, mobile workstations

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by Peter Krass on 05/11/2021
Blog Category: devices

Intel has just introduced two new lines of microprocessors the company says bring the power of a desktop to laptops and mobile workstations.

The two lines are the 11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors (codenamed Tiger Lake H) and 11th gen Intel vPro H-series processors.

Based on Intel’s 10nm SuperFin process technology, the new processors are aimed at gamers, content creators and business professionals.

Intel says more than 80 laptops will feature the new H-series processors this year. The company has already shipped more than 1 million 11th gen H-series processors to OEMs that include HP and Lenovo.

11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors

This new generation of H-series CPUs comes with up to 8 cores and 16 threads, and a top speed of 5.0GHz.

This CPU can directly access high-speed GDDR6 memory attached to the graphics card. This enables gamers to enjoy high frame rates with low latency, and also load large textures quickly.

11th gen Intel Core H-series processors

Connectivity support includes Wi-Fi 6E and Thunderbolt 4 at 40 Gbps.

Immersive graphics come when you connect the CPU with a high-end GPU with PCIe 4.0 for 4k resolutions.

Advanced overclocking is enabled with more than 140 controls for processor clocks, memory timings, voltage settings and more.

There’s also support for Intel Optane Memory H20, a high-capacity NAND.

11th Gen Intel vPro H-series processors

As you probably know, Intel vPro is a platform for business PCs. Among its features are hardware-based security and advanced remote management.

The new generation includes Intel Hardware Shield, hardware-based security for business; Intel Active Management Technology and Endpoint Management Assistant for remote management; and Total Memory Encryption for protecting data in memory from cold-boot attacks.

The new CPUs also work with Intel Xe graphics, Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6, Intel Optane memory H20 with SSD, and Intel Deep Learning Boost, which improves AI performance.

Early OEM devices: Lenovo and HP

Not wasting any time, Lenovo and HP today announced laptops and mobile workstations powered by the new 11th gen Intel processors.

Lenovo introduced three Windows 10 laptops for gamers and content creators: The Lenovo Legion 7i, Legion 5i Pro, and Lenovo Legion 5i.

Shipments are set to begin in June and July. Starting retail prices range from $970 for the 5i to $1,770 for the 7i.

Lenovo Legion 7i

Lenovo Legion 5i Pro

HP’s new mobile workstations are the ZBook G8, ZBook Fury, ZBook Power. The G8 will be powered by 11th Gen Intel Core processors.

The Fury will come with your choice of Core or vPro. And the 5i with Core only. 

Shipments are set to begin in June and July. HP hasn’t announced prices yet.

HP ZBook G8

HP ZBook Studio G8


Dig in deeper:

> Product brief: Introducing the 11th Gen Intel Core H-series processors

> Platform brief: The Intel vPro Platform


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