Traditionally each predominant x86 processor producers have developed their mainstream cellular processors at an influence goal of 15 W, historically referred to as the U-series. Above this sat the 45 W cellular processors with extra cores and better clock speeds, generally known as the H-series. For as a lot because the U-series fashions have been pushed up in energy for extra efficiency, to 25 W or 28 W, the H-series was typically pushed right down to 35 W, which means that the 2 by no means fairly met within the center. Right this moment Intel is altering that, with its first U-series processor making the 35 W mark, with a brand new processor lineup referred to as ‘H35’.
As a result of that is the U-series shifting as much as 35 W, I’m shocked Intel referred to as it H35, somewhat than U35, which might be extra correct. What Intel has executed is taken its 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake processor, with 4 Willow Cove cores and Iris Xe graphics, and pushed it past the standard 15 W or higher 25 W energy stage, into the 35 W market. One of many key advertising methods of Intel is that its processor cores are extremely scalable, from cellular to server, so pushing this shouldn’t appear an excessive amount of of a stretch – we already know that the 15 W mannequin will eat 50 W or extra for a quick turbo interval. The query on elevating the sustained energy stage is normally certainly one of longevity, in addition to binning and pricing.
To that finish, Intel’s new H35 collection will characteristic three variants.
|Intel Tiger Lake|
|Introduced, 8C/16T, 20 PCIe 4.0. Extra Particulars Later|
|i7-11375H SE||4C/8T||3.0||3.3||5.0*||4.8||4.3||12 MB||96|
|U Collection (UP3)|
The highest mannequin would be the Core i7-11375H Particular Version, with 4 cores, eight threads, and will be run in 28 W or 35 W mode – the distinction being 300 MHz on the bottom frequency. In both mode, the system will supply 5.0 GHz for single core turbo frequency, 4.8 GHz for twin core turbo frequency, and 4.3 GHz for all-core turbo frequency. 5.0 GHz will solely apply when the thermals are sufficiently low, which for cellular processors is usually 60ºC. This particular version additionally will get its personal brand.
The distinction between the Particular Version and the i7-11370H is solely that single core turbo frequency, which is barely 4.8 GHz for this half. The bottom mannequin is the Core i5-11300H, which nonetheless affords 4 cores and eight threads, however a 2.6-3.1 GHz base frequency, a 4.4 GHz two core turbo, and a 4.0 GHz all-core turbo. The stark distinction right here is that the L3 cache is decrease, down from 12 MB to eight MB.
All three CPUs help DDR4-3200 (64 GB) or LPDDR4X-4266 (32GB), in addition to native Thunderbolt 4, and 4 lanes of PCIe 4.0. Intel has additionally enabled Resizeable BAR on its processors for NVIDIA GPUs, enabling higher reminiscence administration with discrete GPUs (Intel has stated that this characteristic will roll out to all Tiger-Lake primarily based 11th Gen processors). Native help for Wi-Fi 6/6E in addition to Intel Killer AX1675 is supplied with the related RF module.
Intel states the aim with H35 is to allow ultraportable gaming – bundled with a discrete GPU, Intel says that H35 will allow 16mm fanatic laptops with 14-to-15-inch screens providing clean 4K gaming or 1080p at 70+ FPS. Intel states that they count on to have 40+ designs available in the market although the primary half of the yr, with key OEMs on board, corresponding to Acer, ASUS, MSI, Vaio, Dell, HP, and Lenovo.
For actual efficiency numbers, Intel states that the i7-11375H single threaded efficiency matches that of the Comet Lake i9-10980HK in SPEC2006int, and is round 6-9% sooner than a typical Tiger Lake 15 W processor. Technically Intel says that these measurements have been taken with the i7-11375H at 35 W and the i9-10980HK at 45 W, however as we all know these TDP values are for sustained energy draw, not single threaded energy draw, which is more likely to be beneath turbo.
We count on to see a number of laptops with Intel H35 processors inside being introduced throughout CES 2021, which is happening this week.