Key Features and Benefits of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors

Performing in an unprecedented harmony, the new core and graphics architectures, AI-based intelligent performance, and best-in-class wireless and wired connectivity1 of 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors push laptop and desktop performance to new heights.

The Intel® Xe graphics architecture supports incredibly rich entertainment experiences on laptops and desktops, like 4K HDR and 1080p gaming. While up to 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes support the latest discrete GPUs.

Advanced, built-in artificial intelligence (AI) introduces new capabilities and works in tandem with the applications you rely on every day to optimize the speed and flow of tasks, making it easier to get things done.

Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) delivers nearly 3X faster speeds for exceptional wireless experiences.3 It’s the biggest innovation in Wi-Fi technology in 20 years. Thunderbolt™ 4 provides a single, universal port for charging and connecting accessories.2

Unlocked 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor models give gamers and creators more control to push their CPUs to new limits. New overclocking2 features let overclockers of all levels dial in their performance.

11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors built on the Intel vPro® platform deliver hardware-based security and modern remote manageability to IT along with amazing business-class PC performance gains for employees.


Frequently Asked Questions

The main differences between 11th Gen and 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors are:

  • 11th Gen Intel Core processors are based on new core architectures that dramatically improve performance for gaming, creating, business, and everyday use.
  • 11th Gen Intel Core processors are the first to feature Intel® Iris® Xe graphics. They also have up to 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes for the latest discrete GPUs.
  • 11th Gen Intel Core processors use enhanced AI-based intelligent performance to accelerate task completion in productivity, creative, and other applications.
  • Select 11th Gen Intel Core processor families include Intel® Wi-Fi 6E—the biggest advance in Wi-Fi in 20 years—or Intel® Wi-Fi 6 solutions and Thunderbolt™ 4 technology to support faster, more reliable connectivity.

The new core and graphics architectures of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors elevate laptop and desktop gaming performance for all types of gamers.

For everyday gamers, the 25-watt Intel Core processor (U-processor line) with Intel® Iris® Xe integrated graphics delivers exceptional gaming frame rates, ultra-vivid visuals, and Intel® Wi-Fi 6 or Intel® Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. Thin and light laptops equipped with the U-processor line offer remarkable performance for people who like to game but aren’t looking for a professional level setup.

For laptop gamers, 35-watt 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processors (H-processor line) deliver ultraportable gaming performance. With up to 5GHz, PCIe 4.0 for next-generation discrete graphics, and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) technology for massively reduced latency, these processors deliver the best balance of portability and elite gaming prowess.

For advanced PC gaming, the 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processor family (S-processor line) delivers higher levels of game play, FPS, immersive realism, and seamless multitasking. A new processor core architecture, enhanced overclocking10, up to DDR4-3200 memory speeds, advanced tuning and expandability, integrated USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20G), up to 20 CPU PCIe 4.0 lanes, and more features increase gaming performance.

The 11th Gen Intel Core processor (K-processor line) can be overclocked to deliver even higher levels of performance when you need it most.

Check the end of an Intel® processor product name to see its processor line, indicated with a “U, Y, H, or K” (e.g., i9-11900K). Learn more about Intel processor names and numbers.

In the PC vs. Mac debate, features designed for real-world use-cases, tested performance, and device and app compatibility are essential. Compare the capabilities of the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor to the Apple* M1 to help you decide which processor is right for you.

The world’s top PC manufacturers are taking PC power and flow to new heights with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, MSI, and other manufacturers are making more capable laptops and desktops based on 11th Gen Intel Core processors.

Browse currently available laptops and 2-in-1s, desktops and All-in-One PCs, and Intel® NUC Mini PCs, with 11th Gen Intel Core processors.

Product and Performance Information


Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) products enable the fastest possible maximum speed for typical laptop Wi-Fi products. Thunderbolt™ 4 is the fastest port available on a laptop, at 40 Gb/s, as compared to other laptop I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire*.


Not all features are available on all SKUs. Please check with your OEM for availability.


Based on IEEE 802.11ax specification. 160 MHz channels and Wi-Fi 6/6E technology advantages enable significantly higher maximum theoretical PC client speeds vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 products.


Unlocked features are present with select chipsets and processor combinations.


CPU PCIe lanes are only validated for discrete graphics (x16) and PCIe storage or Intel® Optane™ memory (1x4).


Not all features indicated are supported on all skus.


Level of support may vary by SKU.


Discrete Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 (Maple Ridge) is only validated and supported from Intel® 500 Series Chipset PCIe lanes.


I225 v3 (B3 stepping) adds FW authentication. I225 v3 is required for 11th Gen Intel® Core™ (Rocket lake-S) platforms.


No product or component can be absolutely secure.

Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.


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