The first benchmark results of Intel's yet-to-be-announced eight-core Core i9-11950 'Tiger Lake-H' processor for gaming notebooks have been published in Primate Labs' Geekbench 5 database. The new unit expectedly beats Intel's own quad-core Core i7-1185G7 CPU both in single and multi-thread workloads, but when it comes to comparison with other rivals, its results are not that obvious.
Intel's Core i9-11950 processor has never been revealed in leaks, so it was surprising to see benchmark results of HP's ZBook Studio 15.6-inch G8 laptop based on this CPU in Geekbench 5. The chip has eight cores based on the Willow Cove microarchitecture running at 2.60 GHz – 4.90 GHz, it is equipped with a 24MB cache, a dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory controller, and a basic UHD Graphics core featuring the Xe architecture.
In Geekbench 5, the ZBook Studio 15.6-inch G8 powered by the Core i9-11950H scored 1,365 points in single-thread benchmark and 6,266 points in multi-thread benchmark. The system operated in 'HP Optimized (Modern Standby)' power plan, though we do not know the maximum TDP that is supported in this mode.
|AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS||1,540||8,225||8C/16T, Zen 3||16MB||3.30 ~ 4.53 GHz||35W||https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/6027200|
|AMD Ryzen 9 4900H||1,230||7,125||8C/16T, Zen 2||8MB||3.30 ~ 4.44 GHz||35~54W||https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/6028856|
|Intel Core i9-11900||1,715||10,565||8C/16T, Cedar Cove||16 MB||2.50 ~ 5.20 GHz||65W||https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/7485886|
|Intel Core i9-11950H||1,365||6,266||8C/16T, Willow Cove||24MB||2.60 ~ 4.90 GHz||?||https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/7670672|
|Intel Core i9-10885H||1,335||7,900||8C/16T, Skylake||16MB||2.40 ~ 5.08 GHz||45W||https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/6006773|
|Intel Core i7-1185G7||1,550||5,600||4C/8T, Willow Cove||12MB||3.0 ~ 4.80 GHz||28W||https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/5644005|
|Apple M1||1,710||7,660||4C Firestorm + 4C Icestorm||12MB + 4MB||3.20 GHz||20~24W||https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/6038094|
The upcoming Core i9-11950H processor easily defeats its quad-core Core i7-1185G7 brother for mainstream and thin-and-light laptops both in single-thread and multi-thread workloads. This is not particularly surprising as the model i7-1185G7 has a TDP of 28W. Meanwhile, the Core i9-11950H is behind AMD's Ryzen 9 5980HS as well as Apple's M1 in all kinds of workloads. Furthermore, its multi-thread score is behind that of its predecessor, the Core i9-10885H.
Perhaps, the unimpressive results of the Core i9-11950H in Geekbench 5 are due to a preliminary BIOS, early drivers, wrong settings, or some other anomalies. In short, since the CPU does not officially exist, its test results should be taken with a grain of salt. Yet, at this point, the product does not look too good in this benchmark.
The Geekbench source does indeed confirm.
I wouldn't be too quick to rule out this as yet another example of Intel's Influence™
And I agree with the rest, the numbers shown don't match up with the commentary.