The Intel Core i7-11370H is a 64-bit high-performance System on Chip mobile processor for light ultraportable laptops launched in the first quarter of 2021. This Tiger Lake H35 generation of processor integrates four Willow Cove processor cores that are capable of hyper-threading thus processing 8 threads. The default TDP (power limit) can be increased from the default 28W to 35W by increasing the base clock frequency from 3GHz to 3.3GHz (35W cTDP-up). The maximum turbo boost frequency for all the four cores under a productivity workload can reach up to 4.80GHz. There’s also 12MB of Intel Smart L3 cache available for the chip. The chip’s die size operates at a maximum CPU temperature of 100oC.
The Core i7-1185G7 offers relatively similar specs to the Core i7-11370H but at a lower TDP of 12W that can be bumped up to 28W at a base clock frequency of 3GHz to offer sustained performance. This CPU also integrates an Iris Xe Graphics with 96 execution units running at a maximum frequency of 1350MHz. With this graphics specifications, the Core i7-11370H can support 4K displays at 60Hz refresh rate in HDMI, DP, eDP – Integrated Flat Panel. The chip is produced on a 10nm Intel SuperFin processing node which Intel claims to be comparable to the 7 nm TSMC process.
The Core i7-11370H also has the same memory specifications as the Tiger Lake UP3 processor lineup. The processor features two memory types; a dual memory DDR4-3200 and LPDDR4x-4267 channel configurations that can support a maximum of 64GB of memory size. The chip also supports Thunderbolt 4 and PCIe version 3.0 and 4.0 with a bus speed of 4 GT/s. The Intel Core i7-11370H is matched against the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U which offers similar CPU performance but on a more efficient platform with lower power consumption. Performance-wise, the Core i7-11370H can be compared to its predecessor as these chips’ design goals are similar. The difference comes from the TDPs as the default power limited TDP is changed from 12W to 35W.
Summarily, the Core i7-11370H is important in the market for ultraportable laptops due to its ability to offer balanced performance in conjunction with the power-efficient design. The chip also indicates a coherent design where it supports all the necessary connectivity to offer a seamless experience. This chip is the fastest in lightly-threaded workloads with better instructions per clock (IPC) and substantial performance improvement over the previous 10th generation of Intel processors. It’s also quite fast in multithreaded workloads when compared to prior quad-core designs.