Intel's most powerful Tiger Lake-H45 processor appears in the wild

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Although Intel (opens in new tab) hasn’t yet launched its 11th-gen Tiger Lake (opens in new tab) processors, its flagship model, the Core i9-11950H, has made its debut on Geekbench inside an HP ZBook Studio (opens in new tab) G8 laptop.

The Tiger Lake line of processors (opens in new tab) is designed specifically for laptops (opens in new tab) and the Core i9-11950H will help Intel take on AMD's top-end mobile gaming processors (opens in new tab), specifically the Ryzen 9 5980HX (opens in new tab) and the Ryzen 9 5900HX.

However, as Notebookcheck warns, not all that much can be inferred from the processor’s Geekbench score, since it usually takes a handful of different benchmarks with different configurations to present the true picture of a processor’s performance.

As it stands, there is only one listing for the processor on Geekbench, which can’t be used to accurately gauge the actual performance. 

Furthermore, Geekbench notes that the processor was benchmarked while the laptop was running the optimized power plan, which doesn’t put the processor under as much stress as Windows 10 (opens in new tab)'s Best Performance mode. 

Spec sheet

While the scores aren’t of much use, the listing does give us a glimpse into the specifications of the upcoming processor.

From the Geekbench listing, it appears the Core i9-11950H will feature eight hyper threaded cores, a base clock of 2.6GHz and a boost clock of 4.9GHz.

Furthermore, the processor features 640 KB of L1 cache, 10 MB of L2 cache and 24 MB of L3 cache. 

Of course, the listing also confirms that HP (opens in new tab) has a G8 edition of the ZBook Studio in the works.

Via NotebookCheck (opens in new tab)

Mayank Sharma

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