Intel claims its new Tiger Lake-H CPUs for laptops beat AMD’s Ryzen 5000

Intel's new Core i9-11980HK leads the 11th-gen laptop CPU lineup.

Enlarge / Intel’s new Core i9-11980HK leads the 11th-gen laptop CPU lineup. (credit: Intel)

On Tuesday, Intel announced 10 new 11th-generation CPUs for high-performance laptops, like those made for gamers or content creators. Built on the 10 nm SuperFin process, the new chips are in the Core i9, Core i7, Core i5, and Xeon families, and they carry the label “Tiger Lake-H.”

New consumer laptop CPUs include the Core i9-11980HK, Core i9-11900H, and Core i7-11800H—all of which have eight cores—plus the Core i5-11400H and Core i5-11260H, which each have six cores.

Naturally, Intel put the spotlight on the fastest Core i9-11980HK chip. The company claims this CPU is able to beat its predecessor by several percentage points in games like Hitman 3 and Rainbow Six: Siege, depending on the game—anywhere from 5 percent to 21 percent, according to Intel’s own testing.

Intel also says that the Core i9-11980HK beats AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX by anywhere from 11 to 26 percent. Obviously, reviewers will have to put these claims to the test in the coming weeks.