09 June 2020
Intel has launched 10th Gen Comet Lake H-series processors that have been designed to in high-end gaming laptops and offer great performance to the users. The Comet Lake processors are built using a 14nm process and the new 10th Gen H-series comes with clock speeds of 5.0GHz. The new processors are said to be the direct competitors to AMD’s top-of-the-line 45W H-series chips, like Ryzen 9 4900HS, Ryzen 7 4800H, and Ryzen 4600H.
The beefiest among the new wave of Core processors is the new Core i9 model, the Core i9-10980K that comes with eight cores, 16 threads, and a base clock speed of 2.3GHz that can boost all the way up to 5.3GHz. The new processors bring clock speed bumps to existing parts as well as the introduction of a new 8-core part into the Core i7 series. Intel’s this move matches the 8 cores AMD offers.
The Core i9 and Core i7 chips have a new feature Intel calls “Thermal Velocity Boost,” which helps in reaching 5GHz-plus speeds by automatically boosting clock frequency by up to 200MHz when the processor’s temperature measures 149 degrees Fahrenheit/65 degrees Celsius or lower. This means the boost clock figure is only achievable when the CPU is running at this certain thermal threshold.
Intel claims its new 10th Gen Comet Lake H-series processors have great single-thread performance.
Most of the processor specs remain similar to previous generations. Caches sizes are kept the same, i.e, 8MP for quad-cores, 12MB for Hexa-cores, and 16M for octa-cores. Memory support has received a small bump, from DDR4-2666 to up to DDR4-2933 support. Other changes include integrated Wi-Fi 6 support, and one-click overclock method for unlocked CPUs.
New laptops with Intel H-series processors should be available in the coming weeks. Manufacturers like Asus, MSI, and Gigabyte will debut their laptops with new processors.