The Intel Core i9-11900H is a top-shelf Intel mobile processor launched in Q2 of 2021 based on the Tiger Lake H45 generation. The processor is an 8-core/16 thread CPU with a maximum turbo boost frequency of 4.9GHz which can efficiently handle up to 128GB RAM and not just that, the graphics card supports DirectX 12.1, OpenGL 4.6 and OpenCL 2.0 which provide smooth visuals for games or other demanding applications without glitches or lags. Furthermore, the cores are assigned 24MB of cache to access memory and are designed using 10 nm SuperFin processing technology, which is comparable to TSMC’s 7nm process node. It also includes a configurable TDP anywhere between 35W and 45W with a configurable TDP-down frequency of 2.1GHz.
The processor supports a dual-channel memory controller operating at a frequency of up to 3200 MT/s with a maximum memory bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s. It also supports newer features like Intel Optane memory which can give SSD-like speed to the RAM. Furthermore, the processor has Intel vPro technology which enhances security by allowing remote access to the system. With reference to its expansion options, the chip features Intel thunderbolt 4 and PCIe 4.0 for the microprocessor and version 3.0 for the PCH version with a maximum of 20 PCIe lanes.
The chip integrates UHD Graphics for 11th Gen Intel Processors with 32EUs operating at 350MHz to 1.45GHz. Other features of the mainstream chip include Intel Clear Video HD, InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Wireless Display. Furthermore, for security, it supports Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX), Intel Memory Protection Extensions (Intel MPX) and Intel OS Guard. For business users, it also comes with Trusted Execution Technology which is a hardware-based technology that ensures the computer is free from malware before being executed.
Intel Core i9-11900H is a fabulous processor for gaming, media editing and other demanding applications. It’s a great consumer chip. Compared to AMD processors, the Intel Core i9-11900H has a slightly higher base frequency, but it also offers a much wider range of turbo clock speeds. This processor was released to compete with the latest AMD’s Ryzen series and also against the Apple M1 chips which consumes up to 69% less energy than the Core i9-11900H. The performance of the Core i9-11900H is slightly faster or similar to Core i9-10885H and the Ryzen 9 5800H in both the single and multithreaded performance.