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Intel Demos Eight-Core Tiger Lake-H CPU Running at 5.0 GHz

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Intel has demonstrated a laptop based on its upcoming eight-core Tiger Lake-H processor running at up to 5.0 GHz, essentially revealing some of the main selling points of its flagship CPU for notebooks. Mobile PCs based on the chip will hit the market in the second quarter, Intel said. 

As a part of its GDC 2021 showcase (via VideoCardz), Intel demonstrated a pre-production enthusiast-grade notebook running a yet-to-be-announced 11th-Generation Core i9 'Tiger Lake-H' processor with eight cores and Hyper-Threading technology running at 5.0 GHz 'across multiple cores.'  

The demo CPU is likely the Core i9-11980HK, which Lenovo has already listed, but without disclosing its specifications. This time around, Intel also did not reveal the base clocks of the processor and how many cores can run at 5.0 GHz, but it's obvious that we're talking about more than one core, implying 5.0 GHz is not its maximum single-core turbo clock. 

Intel's Tiger Lake-H processors are powered by up to eight cores featuring the Willow Cove microarchitecture equipped with up to 24 MB of L3 cache and a new DDR4 memory controller. The new CPUs also have numerous improvements over processors on the platform level, including 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes to connect to the latest GPUs and high-end SSDs, as well as built-in Thunderbolt 4 support.

To demonstrate the capabilities of the 8-core/16-thread Core i9 'Tiger Lake-H' CPU, Intel used the Total War real-time strategy game that uses CPUs heavily. Unfortunately, it is unknown which GPU Intel used for the demonstration or if it was a discrete high-end notebook graphics processor or Intel's integrated Xe-LP GPU. Since the laptop featured at least a 15.6-inch display, common sense tells us that this was a discrete graphics solution.

During the presentation, Intel said that the first notebooks based on the Tiger Lake-H processor would arrive in Q2 2021 but did not disclose whether they will show up in early April or late June.

  • hotaru251
    good luck cooling a cpu running that fast in a laptop for any extended time.
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  • Groveling_Wyrm
    hotaru251 said:
    good luck cooling a cpu running that fast in a laptop for any extended time.

    Running at only 15-35 watts, it should not be hard at all to cool them with almost any cooler. Even if they went up to 100 watts, it would still be possible to cool them adequately in almost any laptop with any cooler.
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  • TerryLaze
    Groveling_Wyrm said:
    Running at only 15-35 watts, it should not be hard at all to cool them with almost any cooler. Even if they went up to 100 watts, it would still be possible to cool them adequately in almost any laptop with any cooler.
    Haven't you heard?! Intel uses 300W, no matter what.
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  • everettfsargent
    TerryLaze said:
    Haven't you heard?! Intel uses 300W, no matter what.
    Actually, it looks like Intel could keep their desktop CPU's well under 200W ...
    IbKx1YTView: https://i.imgur.com/IbKx1YT.png
    ... if they really wanted to do so (e. g. i9-10980HK).
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  • TerryLaze
    everettfsargent said:
    Actually, it looks like Intel could keep their desktop CPU's well under 200W ...

    ... if they really wanted to do so (e. g. i9-10980HK).
    https://siliconlottery.com/pages/statisticsThe 10900k (100% of them) could, and still can, be overclocked to 4.70GHz under AVX 2 all core with a Vcore of 1.130V and using 210W
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  • everettfsargent
    TerryLaze said:
    https://siliconlottery.com/pages/statisticsThe 10900k (100% of them) could, and still can, be overclocked to 4.70GHz under AVX 2 all core with a Vcore of 1.130V and using 210W
    Cherry picking is still a logical fallacy.
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  • TerryLaze
    everettfsargent said:
    Cherry picking is still a logical fallacy.
    it's the 100% tier, so it's what ALL the CPUs they got could manage.
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  • everettfsargent
    TerryLaze said:
    it's the 100% tier, so it's what ALL the CPUs they got could manage.
    I think I said ... well under 200W ... which is less then at least 210W.
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  • TerryLaze
    everettfsargent said:
    I think I said ... well under 200W ... which is less then at least 210W.
    Yes and I think I said overclocked wich by default is going to draw well above what intel could do with stock.
    And an upper limit is NOT at least it's an upper limit not a lower limit.
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