It should be borne in mind that these leaks are still quite early, but it is also striking that they correspond to what Intel claimed during its announcement at CES 2021 regarding the Tiger Lake processor series. Essentially, AMD has led the gaming laptop market with its Ryzen processors, which have left Intel far behind in performance, but the blues seem to have started and are starting to show it.
The Core i7-11375H, the new king of gaming laptops?
Intel announced the new Core i7-11375H Special Edition Tiger Lake-H35 processors at CES 2021 and that it will appear in gaming laptops such as the MSI Stealth 15 series, ASUS TUF Dash F15 and a few others. Now we are seeing the first leaks that appear precisely in these laptops, so they have more veracity although, as they always say, you have to take them with a grain of salt since leaks are exactly that, leaks.
That said, the first performance figures for Intel’s new “king” processor for gaming laptops have surfaced, showing its performance in single-core benchmarks in Cinebench R15 and R20 alongside what appears to be the benchmark in Master. Lu’s CPU Benchmark (as translated). The scores were compared to a Core i7-10750H which is Intel’s most widely used processor in current generation gaming laptops.
According to the leak, the Core i7-11375H scores 236 points in Cinebench R15 (single-core) and 605 points in Cinebench R20 (also in the single-core test), which represents a performance increase of 11 and 19% respectively compared to the Core i7. -10750H mentioned above. We also see that this processor outperforms the previous one by 23% in Master Lu, a very popular benchmarking tool in the Chinese market.
With these numbers in hand, we can see that the Core i7-11375H is significantly superior to the Ryzen 7 4800HS, which is the most used in gaming laptops on the AMD side and has the same TDP, 35W. Compared to the performance of this AMD Ryzen processor from an ASUS Zephyrus G15 GA502IU, we see that Intel’s processor is 25.5% higher in Cinebench R20 and almost 27% more powerful in Cinebench R15.
During its presentation at CES, Intel said it expects this processor to outperform its AMD counterparts (Ryzen 7 4800H and Ryzen 9 4900H) by nearly 30% in single-core performance, and these leaks confirm that this data are practically true. However, we must stress that it must be taken into account that the numbers we have seen here are leaks from a single laptop and therefore may not represent the final performance.
Intel gets the batteries, is this the end of AMD’s domination?
Since the arrival of AMD Ryzen processors for laptops, many manufacturers have opted for those in red because no one doubts that at the same consumption, AMD processors outclass their counterpart Intel., Who “lived on rents” for many years since they had long-term contracts with manufacturers to integrate their processors into laptops.
Things changed when those contracts ended and the proof of this is that in the current generation there are plenty of gaming laptops with AMD processors that keep growing at the expense of Intel. Now it looks like those in blue have decided to finally put the batteries in and these early samples are showing a very promising performance that could turn things around again, or at least match the competition.
Either way, this is something very good for the users, because if Intel and AMD compete on an equal footing in this market as well, the result will be predictable that users will have more options. to choose, and since surely Intel and AMD also want to compete in price, at better prices for us. We will see what will finally happen when this new generation of processors hits the streets, because of course AMD will already have its answer in the bedroom because we can not forget that we are comparing the next generation of Intel with the current one. AMD.