Intel Discontinues Several 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs

11th Gen Tiger Lake
11th Gen Tiger Lake (Image credit: Intel)

Intel has issued a product change notification (PCN) which discontinues various 11th Generation Tiger Lake mobile processors. The retirees include several SKUs from the Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, and Xeon W line-ups. Tiger Lake launched between 2020 and 2021, so they aren't long in the tooth. However, the 10nm processors have become obsolete now that Intel has 12th Generation Alder Lake and 13th Generation Raptor Lake line-ups in the company's ranks.

The chipmaker isn't axing the entire Tiger Lake-H line-up. So far, the affected products are mainly Tiger Lake-H (45W) chips since demand has shifted to Intel's newer processor offerings. The discontinued SKUs range from the Core i5-11260H to the Core i9-11950H. Intel has included the Xeon W-11855M on the list. The Xeon W-11855M hexa-core processor is one of the only two Xeon Tiger Lake parts. The Xeon W-11955M Processor, which wields eight cores, is safe for now. There still seems to be some demand for Tiger Lake chips with IPUs (image processing units). Intel hasn't terminated models, such as the Core i7-11390H or the Core i5-11320H.

Intel's partners can place final orders on the 11th Generation Tiger Lake processors by June 30, 2023. After that, however, the shipping date will vary depending on the model. For example, Intel will ship the Core i5-11500H, Core i7-11850H, Core i9-11950H, and Xeon W-11855M by April 26, 2024. Meanwhile, the last shipment date for the remaining Tiger Lake SKUs is January 26, 2024.

Discontinued Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs

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Marketing NamePlatformProduct CodeS SPECMM#Stepping
Intel Core i5-11260H ProcessorMobileFH8069004351513S RKT099AFDXR0
Intel Core i5-11400H ProcessorMobileFH8069004351613S RKT199AFDZR0
Intel Core i7-11800H ProcessorMobileFH8069004352018S RKT399AFF1R0
Intel Core i9-11900H ProcessorMobileFH8069004352617S RKT799AFF8R0
Intel Core i7-11600H ProcessorMobileFH8069004670407S RKT999AFFAR0
Intel Core i5-11500H ProcessorMobileFH8069004351711S RKT299AFF0R0
Intel Core i7-11850H ProcessorMobileFH8069004352114S RKT499AFF2R0
Intel Core i9-11950H ProcessorMobileFH8069004352616S RKT699AFF7R0
Intel Xeon W-11855M ProcessorMobileFH8069004466609S RKT899AFF9R0
Intel Core i9-11900KB ProcessorDesktopFH8069004610310S RKU499AFWDR0
Intel Core i7-11700B ProcessorDesktopFH8069004610410S RKU599AFWFR0
Intel Core i5-11500B ProcessorDesktopFH8069004610507S RKU699AFWGR0
Intel Core i3-11100B ProcessorDesktopFH8069004610609S RKU799AFWHR0

The 11th Generation Tiger Lake B-series processors, which feature a 65W TDP, have also reached the end-of-life (EOL) status. Intel had brought a couple of its 45W Tiger Lake chips to the desktop via the BGA route. Processors, including the Core i9-11900KB, Core i7-11700B, Core i5-11500B, and Core i3-11100B, were viable for vendors specializing in small form-factor (SFF) systems. Like the Tiger Lake-H chips, clients have until June 30, 2023, to put in the final orders, and Intel will ship the orders out before January 26, 2024.

A few months ago, Intel had bid the company's 11th Generation Rocket Lake desktop processors. So naturally, the writings were already on the wall that Tiger Lake wouldn't be safe from the next cut. There aren't many Tiger Lake chips left, so the 10nm family of mobile chips will eventually cease to exist. It shouldn't matter to consumers, though, as faster mobile Alder Lake and Raptor Lake alternatives are already on the market.

Zhiye Liu
News Editor and Memory Reviewer

Zhiye Liu is a news editor and memory reviewer at Tom’s Hardware. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • bit_user
    Intel's last client CPU to properly feature AVX-512. Not that it matters, for most of us.
  • abufrejoval
    They were really nice in their U-variants, quite a bit of a performance uplift vs the 14nm stuff while not too greedy with the juice. The 96EU Xe iGPU also did rather well, considering what iGPUs can do.

    Best was their compatibility and the ability to run with pretty much any OS you'd throw at them, none of the E/P core woes that came after.

    They were also the first to support hardware control flow integrity with shadow stacks and forward branch control, but unfortuantely the software tools and OS support of CFI wasn' t ready for a long time, still isn't mainstream.
  • cyrusfox
    I am not a fan of tiger lake, good riddance. I have the i7 u variant 1185g7, stupid thing is always boosting unintelligently, battery life quite poor and performance middling. Honestly I prefer my old 8th gen i5-8350u Lenovo T480. Battery was comparable(it had 2 batteries so probably not as efficient :D) and performance day to day was a tad slower but honestly I never heard the fan and it was a lot more stable. On my 11th gen I have weird issues where USB will stop working until I reboot, as well as a permanent sleep the computer will not wake from without a hard off. I am looking forward to an Alder or Raptor lake replacement in the next 6 months.

    It seems like new computers are less stable than old, maybe its a Windows 11 + Corporate spyware issue as on personal machines I don't seem to have the these issues - but on personal machines I also don't upgrade but like once every 5-7 years :), so I don't have as much experience outside the corporate environment.
  • bit_user
    cyrusfox said:
    I am not a fan of tiger lake, good riddance. I have the i7 u variant 1185g7, stupid thing is always boosting unintelligently, battery life quite poor and performance middling.
    If you're running Windows, then I'd suggest you explore the power settings. If you don't might sacrificing a bit more performance, then you can extend the battery life a bit. Not only can you bias it towards battery life, but you can also limit the maximum boost.

    My current work laptop is a Dell Precision with a i5-1250P, and I've not been much impressed with its battery life, either. Even with Windows Power Settings configured to favor battery life and the screen brightness set rather low, simple web browsing seems to drain it faster than I'd expect.

    FWIW, it's still running Windows 10.

    cyrusfox said:
    It seems like new computers are less stable than old, maybe its a Windows 11 + Corporate spyware issue
    Yes, this matches my experience.