We initially saw rumors regarding the new CPUs shared on Twitter by prolific hardware leaker @momomo_us indicating the new lineup will have an unlocked Core i9-11980HK, plus a Core i9-11900H and Core i7-11800H. An additional spec sheet from a mobile workstation has now emerged that shows the Core i9-11900H will be 8-core with 16 threads, and the i7-11800H is the 8-core, 16 thread option.
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A correction has been made to the information that was initially leaked, with the i9-11900H reportedly having a base clock of 2.1 GHz, down from 2.5 GHz. The i7-11800H has a base clock of 1.9 GHz, down from 2.4 GHz and the i5-11400H has a base clock of 2.2 GHz, down from 2.7 GHz.
An additional insight from known leaker @OneRachu also reveals a currently unknown 11260H, and states that the TDP of these CPUs will be 45W, with a 65w mode for the Core i9-11980HK to increase its base clock to 5.0 GHz.
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8C11980HK: 2.6-4.5-5.0 Up to 3.3Ghz in 65W (10980HK 3.1Ghz)11900H: 2.5-4.4-4.9 down to 2.1Ghz in 35w11800H: 2.4-4.2-4.6 down to 2.0Ghz in 35w6C11400H: 2.7-4.1-4.5 down to 2.2Ghz in 35w11260H: 2.6-4.0-4.4 down to 2.1Ghz in 35wAll frequency of TGL-H45 is AVX512 frequency.March 6, 2021
As with all rumors surrounding product leaks, if the information isn't coming directly from the official source then remain skeptical. Intel hasn't provided an expected launch date for these processors, but the current expectation is we may see an announcement in the next few months, possibly in line with Computex.
With the unreleased i9-11980HK allowing overclocking – providing the laptop cooling system is up to the task – this could be a game-changer for Intel in the gaming laptop market.
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