New 11th Gen Intel Core H-series is designed for performance and gaming


With the new 11th Gen Intel Core H-series, you get desktop performance in a mobile form factor. Intel expects 80+ designs from leading manufacturers such as Asus and Razer using its new processors tailored to everyone’s preference. This also includes its fully unlocked and flagship Intel Core i9-11980HK.

Designed from the ground up

Intel’s new processors sport a new ‘Willow Cove’ core architecture built on a 10nm process. It delivers a 19 per-cent gen-on-gen multi-threaded performance improvement becoming the world’s fastest single threaded mobile processor. Moreover, it comes with a range of enhanced CPU technologies.

A close-up of the processor die

‘Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0’ is responsible in identifying the best performing cores to increase performance whereas ‘Intel Speed Optimizer’ gives you a simple method to overclock and improve multi-threaded performance. The presence of ‘Intel Extreme Tuning Utility’ allows for per core voltage control and other technical enhancements.

Up to date connectivity

With enthusiasts in mind, the new 11th Gen Intel Core H-series delivers greater than 3x platform I/O bandwidth and PCIe 4.0 direct to CPU. Support for Intel’s ‘Rapid Storage Technology’ means the processors will further accelerate your gaming performance with Gen4 SSDs attached to the CPU in RAID mode.

Intel claims its processors are optimised for the greatest titles

There is further support for both wired and wireless connectivity. With ‘Intel Killer WiFi 6E’, you get a 3x speed increase and up to a 75 per-cent lower latency. For your wired connectivity, there is universal Thunderbolt 4 support.

Intel Core i9-11980HK

The Intel Core i9-11980HK is its fully unlocked gaming laptop processor. Among the features mentioned above, it supports up to 360Hz FHD panels or 4K 120Hz panels.

Intel 11th-gen H series notebook CPUs
Performance differences between Intel’s new flagship processor and AMD’s

Over its predecessor, it delivers notable performance improvements but even against the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, it posts some impressive gains in a variety of popular gaming titles.


It will not be long before we get to see Intel’s new processors in the real world. With over 1Mu+ processors shipped to OEMs by launch, we look forward to testing the claims put forward by Intel for ourselves.


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