New Tiger Lake i7 and i5 Chips Join Intel's 11th-Gen Family

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Intel’s Tiger Lake-H35 family of 11th-generation processors continues to grow, as new Core i7-11390H and i5-11320H variants of the ‘ultraportable gaming’ chips have quietly slipped out the door.

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Intel Tiger Lake UP3 Processors
Core i7-11390H4C / 8T 9628 - 35W3.4 (35W) / 2.9 (28W)5.0 (with TB3)?121.4DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4266
Core i7-11375H Special Edition4C / 8T 9628 - 35W3.3 (35W) / 3.0 (28W)5.0 (with TB3)4.3121.35DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4266
Core i7-11370H4C / 8T 9628 - 35W3.3 (35W) / 3.0 (28W)4.84.381.35DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4266
Core i5-11320H4C / 8T 9628 - 35W3.2 (35W) / 2.5 (28W)4.5?81.35DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4266
Core i5-11300H4C / 8T 8028 - 35W3.1 (35W) / 2.6 (28W), LPDDR4x-4266

With a power draw of just 35W, the new Core i7-11390H and i5-11320H both feature four cores and eight threads, and are separated only by clock-speed (turboing to 4.5GHz vs 5GHz), a tiny difference in the speed of the 96 execution units of the Intel Xe iGPUs (1.35GHz vs 1.4GHz), and cache (the i5 gets 8MB, the i7 12MB).

Otherwise, they both use the 10nm SuperFin process, support the same LPDDR4x-4266/DDR4-3200 RAM, and both come with Thunderbolt 4 support, plus the AVX-512 instructions that can speed up AI workloads.

They join a complicated family of chips under the Tiger Lake umbrella, which has already had a round of i7 and i5 H35 chips in the form of the i5-11300H, i7-11370H, and i7-11375H. These chips see base clock and turbo speeds gradually trickle-up by a few hundred MHz each time. There are currently a total of 14 i7s in the lineup, and the same number of i5s, while the poor old i3 has to make do with just eight different releases.

Ian Evenden
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  • -Fran-
    But... Why, Intel? Why?

  • omnitrixpower95
    Oh hey, yeah remember that $3500 laptop you just bought. Well there is something faster now just 2 weeks later.
  • watzupken
    i7 with 4 cores. "Great" refresh. The model number cannot get more confusing. I feel Intel needs to clean this mess up soon. We used to have i3, 5, 7 and 9 to clearly demarcate the different tier of processors where the higher the number, the more cores/ more power they become. Now they have a few i7 models, some with 4, some with 8 cores. Then they have the G7(suffix) to indicate the iGPU config, which can differ in specs (different number of EUs) as well. I really feel Intel is running in every direction in panic.
  • Roland Of Gilead
    This kind of segmentation is a joke.
  • PCWarrior
    Intel probably created these skus for certain OEMs for differentiation with their competition. Microsoft for example in their surface lineup never used the mainstream U-series skus - they used the i7 6600U, 7600U, 8650U instead of, respectively, the mainstream i7 6500U, 7500U, 8550U.