Intel launches its new H-series processors for laptops | Digital Trends Spanish
At CES 2021, Intel announced a new series of processors for laptops, specifically, the 11th generation H series, which would be focused on video games or heavier tasks. And it took several months for those chips to be officially released alongside a handful of laptops from various manufacturers.
The new Tiger Lake-H processors are built on 10nm technology, and will have a 19 percent performance increase over the previous generation, according to Intel. The most powerful is the Core i9-11980HK, which comes with eight cores at 4.5 Ghz; two of these cores can be clocked up to 5 GHz.
According to the company, the i9-11980HK will perform better than AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX in games like Hitman 3, Far Cry New Dawn Y Rainbow Six Siege. Meanwhile, the Core i5-11400 would have to, in certain cases, be on par with the most powerful -in theory- Ryzen 9 5900HS.
What Intel did not mention in their presentation was related to the power use of these processors, which is always important when using them in laptops. Either way, this should vary depending on the configuration of each computer, the size of the battery and the components that are included.
New processors, new laptops
Along with Intel’s announcement, a series of laptops from different brands appeared that will soon begin to be sold with the new processors.
Asus’ Zephyrus lineup will be upgraded to H-series chips in configurations with different processors and NVIDIA RTX 3000 series video cards. More interesting still, the Zephyrus M16 model will feature a 16:10 aspect ratio display to come out. a bit of the traditional 16: 9.
Meanwhile, the Zephyrus S17 can be configured with up to 48 GB of RAM and an RTX 3080, in addition to the Core i9-11900H processor. Asus has not yet given a launch date or prices for these models.
As for MSI, the company announced two new teams called Creator Z16 and Creator M16. The former will have a 16:10 120Hz display, an RTX 3060, and a Core i7-11800H or Core i9-11900H. Its price will be $ 2,599.
The Creator M16, on the other hand, will be of a lower range and will include a Core i7-11800H and one of the new RTX 3050 Ti, announced recently. For now, the launch price is unknown.
MSI will also update a handful of laptops that are already on sale with the new processors and will also present a couple of new models that will come with a Core i7-11800H plus RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3060. Prices for these devices will start. at $ 999 dollars.
The Razer Blade 15 will arrive with different configurations of new processors, plus an NVIDIA RTX 3080 and an OLED-type touch screen at 4K resolution. But Razer also claims to have the thinnest gaming laptop on the market: 15.8 millimeters thick and somewhat reduced specs compared to the previous model with a Core i7-11800H, 16GB of RAM, a 240Hz IPS screen, and an RTX 3060.
Both models will be available from June for a starting price of $ 2,300.
Alienware introduced two laptops. The first is the M15 R6 which comes with a Core i9-11900H, 32GB of RAM and an RTX 3080, plus a 15.6-inch screen with various resolution and refresh rate options. The M15 R6 will start at $ 1,299.
Alienware’s second new model is the G15, which will come with a Core i7-11800H and an RTX 30 graphics card, plus a 15.6-inch 120 or 165 Hz display (depending on the user’s choice). The price of this laptop will start at $ 949 dollars.