Intel Core i5, Laptop -11400H Review, The Ryzen 5 5600H Killer?
Today we are rounding out our coverage of h series processors for this generation with a look at intels core i5. This mobile cpu is the direct competitor to amds ryzen 5 5600h and is being used across many mainstream, affordable laptops. As the entry level option in the lineup, if you dont want to grab a core i7 11800h, which weve already reviewed on the channel, then what is the core? I5 11400h bringing well like its faster brothers. The 11400h is a tiger lake h45 processor. So it comes with all the architectural upgrades. Weve talked about previously: 10 nanometer superfin process, technology, tiger lake architecture, with improvements to cache sizes, clock speeds and efficiency, plus new features like support for pcie 4.0. It also comes with an integrated xc gpu, though the gpu has been cut down significantly compared to top end tiger like models, unlike the cry7 and core i9 models, though, which pack, the full 8 cores available on this thai glace h45 die. The core i5 11400h uses a cut down version with 6 cores and 12 threads along with 12 megabytes of l3 cache. The base clock at 45 watts is higher as it doesnt need to be split across as many cores sitting at 2.7. Gigahertz, however, boost clocks are also reduced relative to higher end models. The 11400h tops out at 4.5 gigahertz single core and 4.1 gigahertz all core. What intel has left out of this chart are exact. Gpu specifications youll see here that its listed as having uhd graphics with the same clock speeds as other processors, but what intel arent telling you is that the cry 5 model has just 16 execution units in its xc gpu, compared to 32 on higher tier models.
This means the 11400h really requires a discrete gpu to get adequate graphics performance as 16 execution units provides the performance of roughly a last generation, 10th gen cpu. The test system for todays benchmarking is the xmg core 17.. The same sort of laptop weve been using for our latest, looks into nvidias geforce, rtx 3050 and rtx 350 ti. However, i should mention here that this core 17 version is a sample version only as xmg has, at least for now, only decided to launch high spec modes with gpus such as the rtx 3060., if youre interested in it, though we do have links in the description Below and i think its a pretty neat laptop thats well built for value, conscious buyers internally, there is an intel core, i5 11400h processor and 16 gigabytes of dual channel ddr4 3200 memory, good quality stuff that doesnt hinder performance, theres. Also a 1080p 144hz ips display here and for my configuration one terabyte of ssd storage. As for the discrete gpu, its a geforce rtx 3050 that runs between 80 and 95 watts, with dynamic boost, enabled the highest configuration that nvidia allows for this part. As with all our previous laptop testing, benchmarks have been conducted at the processors default tdp, which for h series parts is 45 watts allowing for apple strapless comparisons across all the cpus weve tested boost behavior is left unchanged, well, also be looking at power scaling later in The video, so you can see how higher power configurations compare available with some laptops results in the charts are an average of benchmarks taken with the same configuration.
The full list of laptops used for testing is available in the description onto the charts, starting out with cinebench r20 multithreading and its not too bad of a result. For the core, i5 eleven 400h were already seeing performance. Only just shy of the last generation core i9. 10980, hk and above that of amds ryzen, 5 4600h. However, the result still falls a little short of the newer ryzen. 5. 5600H. All up. The 11400h ends up 8 percent slower than the 5600h and quite a substantial 19 slower than the 11800h, indicating that intels eight core design is a decent amount, more efficient, despite the same 45 watt power limit with the cry511400h being limited to just 4.5 gigahertz on a Single call its no surprise to see it perform below that of other tiger like processes as this turbo clock is the lowest of any model ive tested so far. In fact, its a double whammy here, as not only is the clock, speed lower, but the 11400h also only has half the l3 cache of the 11800h, so in total performance is down 4 percent in this benchmark. However, this is still enough for the 11400h to beat the ryzen 5 5600h to the tune of 5 in handbrake, video encoding. The 11400hs performance is quite similar to what was shown in cinebench multi threading. The 11400h is slightly faster than the ryzen 5 4600h and slightly slower than the core i9 10980 hk compared to current generation processors.
That puts it five percent behind the ryzen 550 600h at 45 watts and 13 behind intels core i7 11800h in blender. The 11400h doesnt perform quite as well as in handbrake now just matching the 4600h in this test. This puts performance, eight percent behind the ryzen, 5, 5600 h and 17 behind the core. I7. 11. 800 h. So these sorts of heavy multi threading workloads arent the best on this tiger like six core processor. However, in a workload like chromium code compilation its a bit different, the 11400h performs quite well here slightly outperforming the ryzen 5 5600h and on par with last generation, 8. Core processors, while this is a strong result, comparing core i5 to ryzen 5 performance is still 19 percent slower than the core i7 11800 h, so theres plenty of reason to get the core i7 model. If you need more processing power, matlab is another good result for the core i5 11400h. Here this tiger processor is only marginally behind other models in the lineup, allowing it to outperform every ryzen 5000 processor. In this short test. This comes down to a combination of factors and intel cpus tend to be quite strong in these sorts of burst, workloads that hit the high turbo frequencies on offer. On the flip side, in microsoft, xl, the core i5 11400h suffers heavily due to the reduction in l3 cash from 24 meg, with higher tier models to just 12 meg. With this model, performance is down over 30 compared to the 11800h as a result, and while this is still competitive with the ryzen 5 5600h just 3 percent slower in the 8 core bracket, this benchmark was much more resounding when to intel 7.
Zip compression also appears to suffer from the reduction in cash with the 11400h, along with lower boost frequencies compared to other intel processors. The result is still better performance than the 5600h, although the margin is a narrow 4. However, it doesnt really get near the 8 core parts like the 11800 h or 5800h, then in decompression the 11400h cant keep up with any of amds ryzen processors. This is a very strong benchmark for amd, so performance is even a little bit lower than the 4600h and 17 behind. The 5600h were also seeing a 27 reduction on the 11800h, which benefits from more cash, more cores and higher frequencies in acrobat pdf exporting the cry. 511 400h performs very similarly to both the ryzen 5 5600h and ryzen 7 5800h were talking about just a few percent either way. However, performance is six percent slower than the 11800h. In this heavily single threaded benchmark. Then we get to adobe photoshop with the puget systems. Workload, the core i5 11400h isnt a bad performer here, but results are quite similar to the battle between the 5800h and 11800h. In that the ryzen processor, the 5600h is marginally faster. With that said, the difference isnt very significant, so you can expect basically the same performance, whether you get a 5600h or an 11400h with only higher end parts providing a more substantial difference. Lastly, a quick look at adobe premiere, exporting where the ryzen 550 600h and core i5 11400h perform pretty.
Similarly, nothing too surprising and clear. This makes it far superior than intels, supposedly core i7 model in the 11370h, which is just a quad core and doesnt perform well at all. Despite having an rtx, 3070 gpu, next up, im going to show just a few gaming benchmarks, the results here, dont tell us a huge amount, as the gpu were using is the rtx 3050, which doesnt exactly provide us with much of a cpu bottleneck in games. However, lower end gpus are more likely to be paired with a mainstream cpu, such as the core i5 11400h, and we can compare this apple strapless with the core i7 11800h, with the same gpu to see if there are any differences in shadow of the tomb raider. The two rtx 3050 laptop gpu configurations deliver a similar performance, although the core i5 eleven 400h system is slightly slower in both average and one percent lows, the one percent low figure is six percent low on the core i5 system, but average frame rates are just two Percent behind, and nothing here is much course for alarm. Next up, we have resident evil 2 running at 1080p, using balance settings and again there just isnt much between the 11800h and 11400h in this test at most were seeing a four percent difference when comparing one percent lows with the 11400h as the slower system again very Similar in borderlands 3., the 11400 h configuration is three percent slow in average frame rates and six percent slow in one percent lows, which is about expected in this sort of game, with the differences between the two cpus, so nothing overly.
Concerning in rainbow six siege, i was able to report the same performance with the rtx 3050 and core i5 11400h, as i was with the core i7 11800h. There were several other titles like this, where performance is practically unchanged, including in cyberpunk 2077 as one example, where the game simply overwhelms the rtx 3050 gpu running at these sorts of quality settings – and i expect this to be mostly the case with these sorts of laptop Gpus, i could go on with these sorts of examples where performance is within a few percent, but instead ill skip straight to one of the largest margins, which was in hitman 3 using the cpu heavy dartmoor benchmark. In this test, i saw the largest difference in average frame rates. The 11400h was 6 percent slower than the 11800h and a large 15 percent slower in one percent lows when you have a game that can make use of the additional cpu cores on offer. In the 11800h, along with its improved efficiency and higher clock speeds, some games can benefit even with an rtx 3050, though this is an outlier all that theres really not much to say about the gaming performance of the 11400h, at least with these configurations. On average, the 11400h was under 2 slower, which is negligible and even with 1 lows were only seeing a 4 difference on average, which is hardly a cause for concern. You will see larger margins with higher end configurations, especially on the gpu, but, like i said, i dont expect too many systems to be pairing: a core i5 eleven 400h, with something like an rtx 3080 laptop gpu, which tends to be where you start to see those Cpu limitations come into play then were looking at productivity performance, its no surprise to see a larger margin between the core i5 11400h and core i7 11800h heavily multi.
Threaded tests are upwards of 15 percent slower on the six core model, and it simply doesnt have the core count or efficiency to compete lightly. Threaded tests are also slower and where the 11400h really gets punished is in anything that utilizes cash, which is halved on this model, compared to the core 7 line. This is really only relevant for those looking at whether the 11800h or 11400h is a better value. Buy though, the real battle is between the 11400h and amds ryzen 5 5600h, which is looking like a very tight comparison at 45, watts in longer term heavily multi threaded workloads, the amd cpu does have the advantage. However, in the majority of these cases, the 11400h is less than 10 slower. Meanwhile, in more lightly threaded applications, the two parts end up very similar cinebench performance. For example, the 11400h is less than five percent faster and the two models trade blows in applications like photoshop. Then there are some benchmarks that more strongly favor intel like matlab when compared to a previous generation part like the ryzen 5 4600h. The cry511 400h is clearly the better processor single third performance is miles ahead with the tigerlake design and multi thread. Performance is generally either even or slightly ahead with the 11400h as well on a pure performance perspective. Youd want the 11400h over the 4600h in your budget. Laptop impressively the korea 511 400h isnt too far off the core 910 980 hk, which i think highlights the large jump in performance that intel has made this generation.
The 11400h doesnt always beat the prior generation 8 core flagship model, but it does get close in some workloads, particularly those that can benefit from tiger lakes, superior ipc and larger cache. The final section of our benchmarks is on power scaling, and this is where things get super interesting for the battle between the cry5 11400h and ryzen 5 5600h at 45 watts, as weve shown in many of our multi thread benchmarks. The ryzen 550 600h is generally the faster processor and thats true in this chart as well, but the gap closes and is totally nullified at 65 watts and above with both the 5600h and 11400h, delivering effectively equivalent performance in this power range. This is due to tiger lakes superior power scaling at higher power levels, as weve shown with previous models. The only limiting factor here are all core turbo frequencies which, like the 5600h level off at the maximum, the cpu can do at around 70 watts. If the 11 400 hs all core turbo clock of 4.1 gigahertz was raised, i expect the 11400h would easily beat the 5600h at higher power levels like say, 80 watts or more, but as it stands, the best the 11400h can offer is equivalent performance. Conversely, the 5600h is far superior at lower power ranges such as when the tdp is configured down to 35 watts. What this means for laptop buyers is that in slimmer and lighter systems think a 15 inch ultra portable with max q type, discrete graphics.
The ryzen 5 5600h is going to be either equal to or faster than the corey 511 400h, as weve shown throughout this review. However, in beefier laptops, particularly higher spent gaming systems that have the cooling capacity to handle higher wattages, the cry511 400h is going to at worst match the ryzen 5 5600h, like in the scaling chart or in most cases, outperform it. Of course, what is shown here, doesnt really apply to lightly threaded workloads. It doesnt apply as much to burst. Workloads and youll also generally be limited to 45 watts, or so in applications that use both the cpu and gpu, which is why it is the default tdp. But the advantage to the 11400h in cpu only workloads in systems with lots of cooling and higher power limits is pretty clear, overall im quite impressed with the intel core, i5. 11400H and honestly. I think this is the best mobile cpu that intel have produced in. Quite some time, perhaps the best cpu period, given their lackluster 11th generation, launch on the desktop its the most competitive part. We have with amds ryzen 5000 apus of the same class and i think theres a strong case to be made that the 11400h is the better product in a head to head battle with the ryzen 5 5600h, the cry511 400h trades blows depending on the application, and What aspects to the cpu its stressing? The 5600h does have the advantage at 45 watts in heavy multi threading, but in most other tasks the 11400h is either close to the 5600h or outperforms it.
This advantage to intel only grows at higher power limits where the 11400h is able to close the gap in multi threading to the point where the differences are negligible. This core i5 vs ryzen 5 battle is much closer in performance than the core i7 versus ryzen 7 battles. Weve looked at previously, which are more in favor of amd. The 11400h isnt an overwhelming winner, but things like the cache size and clock speeds are set to just the right amount to be very competitive, with amd without cannibalizing the cry7 11800h, which is still quite a bit faster. It also provides a great platform for gaming, at least with the mainstream rtx 3050. We tested today as the performance difference compared to higher tier cpus, is negligible, so theres no point wasting any money on those on top of competitive performance with amd. I feel the cry. 5 11 400h has the better platform and set of features. Intel offers 20 lanes of pc 4.0, while amd is still stuck on psi 3.0. A minor consideration, though it might have some implications for storage performance, but there are bigger features such as thunderbolt 4 support that do remain a key selling point for some buyers. Intel also has better availability, this generation, which is important in a supply constrained market, so it might be easier for you to find an 11400h laptop. While i would generally prefer the core i5 11400h over the ryzen 5 5600h. There are some drawbacks.
The 11400 hs igpu is very weak as bad as 10th. Gen h, series parts and less than half as fast as the 5600 hsi gpu. So a discrete gpu is a must. The other is in pricing, where generally intel systems are more expensive than amd. Now its pretty hard to compare pricing in this current market as there are wild differences between models and vendors, but youre facing five to ten percent higher prices to go intel in otherwise equivalent builds, especially around that five percent higher mark. I feel the price difference is fair and, with the 5600 h frequently out of stock id be happy to pay that sort of margin to get a laptop thats actually in stock. But if youre talking about needing to spend 10 or 15 percent more on intel, i dont feel the value proposition. Is there, though, in this class, its certainly a very close battle, and competition is always what we like to see anyway, thats it for this review of the intel core i5 11400h and for our 8 series testing for now, if youre interested in checking out any of The other cpus that weve been talking about in this video, the 5600h 5800h 11800h and all the other processors. We do have individual videos on those on the channel. So you can get a pretty good idea of how these parts will perform in the laptop that youre thinking of buying, but of course, lots of considerations as oems always tend to do their own thing with these sorts of things.
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