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Comet Lake (CML) Architecture: Coffee-Lake Refresh Refresh aka two more cores

Comet Lake should be similar to the Whiskey Lake (WHL-U in the picture).
Comet Lake should be similar to the Whiskey Lake (WHL-U in the picture).

Currently we only know that Comet Lake will be another refresh of the Skylake architecture. The new feature of Comet Lake are additional cores in the top models. Three series are currently known:

  • Comet Lake Y: Successor of Amber Lake Y with a 7 Watt TDP and intended for small tablets and fanless laptops. As Ice Lake Y, Comet Lake Y should also offer now up to 4 cores (2 more than Amber Lake Y).
  • Comet Lake U: 15 Watt and with up to 6 cores intended for thin and light laptops.
  • Comet Lake H: 45 Watt mobile 4, 6, and 8-core CPUs for big gaming and workstation laptops. Higher Boost clocks up to 5.3 GHz (with Thermal Velocity Boost up to 65°C CPU temperature in the top model), Turbo Boost 3.0 and faster memory support of up to DDR4-2933 characterize the differences to Coffee Lake H.
  • Comet Lake S: Mainstream Desktop CPUs with up to 10 cores and a TDP of up to 125 Watt. Rumored to use a new socket.

Old CPU-Architecture

Die microarchitecture of the processor cores is still based on the old Skylake CPUs that was already refreshed with Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake. The differences to Coffee Lake should be minimal. Thanks to the 14nm++ process, the Comet Lake CPUs should hit high Turbo frequencies and therefore good performance results.

Integrated graphics card - still Gen 9.5

The integrated graphics card is still the old Gen 9 / 9.5 and should even bear the same name as in Whiskey Lake. See e.g. our GPU page of the Intel UHD graphics 620.

Additional Features in the SoC

Similar to the Whiskey Lake processors, Comet Lake-U also includes some additional features. The integrated dual channel memory controller now supports DDR4-2666 (up from DDR4-2400 in Whiskey Lake but lower than the DDR4-3200 in Ice Lake) and still the slower but more power efficient LP4x-2933 / LPDDR3-2133 RAM. LPDDR4(X) RAM is only supported with the new K1 stepping that should arrive in Q1 2020. Comet Lake-H CPUs now support up to DDR4-2933.

The video engine should be untouched and still support VP.9, H.265 and H.264 video en- and decode. Intel also advertises support for Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), but both still have to be added on the motherboard and are not partly integrated in the CPU (as with Ice Lake).

PosModelL2 Cache + L3 CacheTDP (Watt)MHz - TurboCores / ThreadsCinebench R15 CPU Single 64BitCinebench R15 CPU Multi 64BitCinebench R20x264 Pass 1
Intel Core i9-10900K2.5MB + 20MB1253700 ‑ 530010/20
224
2620
6381
289.5
Intel Core i9-10980HK2MB + 16MB452400 ‑ 53008/16
207n10
1735n10
3857n8
238.5
Intel Core i9-10885H2MB + 16MB452400 ‑ 53008/16
Intel Xeon W-10885M2MB + 16MB452400 ‑ 53008/16
209.5n2
1659n2
3997.5n2
236.9
Intel Core i9-10880H2MB + 16MB452300 ‑ 51008/16
Intel Core i7-10875H2MB + 16MB452300 ‑ 51008/16
202.5n24
1636.13n24
3373.5n18
242.4
Intel Core i5-10600K1.5MB + 12MB1254100 ‑ 48006/12
205
1452
3443
251.5
Intel Core i5-10400F1.5MB + 12MB652900 ‑ 43006/12
180
1332
3201
228.5
Intel Xeon W-10855M1.5MB + 12MB452800 ‑ 51006/12
Intel Core i7-10850H1.5MB + 12MB452700 ‑ 51006/12
Intel Core i7-10750H1.5MB + 12MB452600 ‑ 50006/12
193.5n18
1300.5n18
2943n15
221.2n2
Intel Core i7-10810U1MB + 12MB151100 ‑ 49006/12
171.5n2
861.1n2
1930n2
153.7
Intel Core i7-10710U1MB + 12MB151100 ‑ 47006/12
176n7
1067n7
2356.5n4
204n3
Intel Core i5-10400H1MB + 8MB452600 ‑ 46004/8
Intel Core i5-10300H1MB + 8MB452500 ‑ 45004/8
186n11
898n11
2135.5n8
190.2
Intel Core i5-10200H1MB + 8MB452400 ‑ 41004/8
Intel Core i7-10610U1MB + 8MB151800 ‑ 49004/8
177n3
549n3
1283n3
183.1
Intel Core i7-10510U1MB + 8MB151800 ‑ 48004/8
179.16n33
669n35
1381.5n28
Intel Core i5-10310U1MB + 6MB151700 ‑ 44004/8
PosModelL2 Cache + L3 CacheTDP (Watt)MHz - TurboCores / ThreadsCinebench R15 CPU Single 64BitCinebench R15 CPU Multi 64BitCinebench R20x264 Pass 1
Intel Core i5-10210U1MB + 6MB151600 ‑ 42004/8
166.5n26
648.5n26
1301n21
169.5n3
Intel Core i3-10110U1MB + 4MB152100 ‑ 41002/4
172n3
403n3
753
113.6
Intel Core i7-10510Y512KB71200 ‑ 45004/8
Intel Core i5-10310Y512KB + 6MB71100 ‑ 41004/8
Intel Core i5-10210Y512KB + 6MB71000 ‑ 40004/8
Intel Core i3-10110Y512KB + 4MB71000 ‑ 40002/4
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U1MB + 2MB1524002/4
Intel Celeron 5205U1MB + 2MB1519002/2
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

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AMD engineers originally planned a six-core design for Renoir (Image source: AMD)

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According to its Hot Chips 2020 presentation, AMD originally planned on having Renoir top out at 6 cores. However, TSMC’s efficient 7nm process allowed AMD engineers to design an 8-core CPU within limited silicon and thermal const...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 18 Aug 2020 15:32:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X13

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Laptop Review: small, light, and 4G compatible

13-inch workhorse. The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 is followed by ... the ThinkPad X13. Lenovo has changed the name of its small office laptops using a new naming scheme, but the new laptop remains true to the strengths of its predecessors. We show what buyers of the 13-inch laptop can expect in our review.
Intel Core i5-10210U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:22:00 +0200
Laptop vs desktop PC.

Guide: Deciding between a high-end laptop and a desktop PC

Buyers often find themselves in a fix when deciding between a high-end laptop and a full-fledged desktop PC. Modern laptops are now more powerful than ever, often matching the performance of a similar-specced desktop, and they are increasingly being adopted for their versatility and portability. However, desktops still rule the roost when it comes to sheer power and expandability. We take a look at some important considerations that should be made for both form factors and explain the advantages and limitations of each.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 18 Aug 2020 08:57:00 +0200
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS

82% Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 Laptop Review: Slim Gigantic Gaming Notebook with 300-Hz Panel

17-inch, gaming hardware, and compact. Asus wants to combine those characteristics in the Zephyrus S17. With Nvidia's RTX 2080 Super in the Max-Q design and a powerful Intel Core i7-10875H, the basic requirements are fulfilled, and using various tricks, sufficient cooling is supposed to be ensured. Our review clarifies whether this concept also really works in practice.
Intel Core i7-10875H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q | 17.3" | 2.6 kg
Mike Wobker, Mon, 17 Aug 2020 18:02:00 +0200
ThinkPad T15g: Is Lenovo preparing a gaming ThinkPad with RTX 2080 Super Max-Q?

ThinkPad T15g: Is Lenovo preparing a gaming ThinkPad with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q?

A new ThinkPad laptop has appeared online: The Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Gen 1 appears to be a variation of the workstation ThinkPad P15 Gen 1. Different from the workstation model, the Lenovo T15g appears to feature Nvidia GeForce RTX...
Benjamin Herzig, Mon, 17 Aug 2020 13:53:00 +0200
Comes with improved battery life: The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 with Intel Core i5-10210U

Lenovo ThinkPad X13: nothing new even with the new Intel CPU

Even with Intel's current Comet Lake CPUs, the new ThinkPad X13 model only has a slight edge over its predecessors. Owners of the Kaby Lake version of the X390 ...
Intel Core i5-10210U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Mike Wobker, Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:10:00 +0200
The Huawei MateBook X 2020 will allegedly come in these four color options. (Image source: Technology du)

Huawei MateBook X 2020 will feature a novel fanless design, come with an Intel CPU/Nvidia GPU combo, and could be priced under 10,000 yuan (US$1,438)

More details about the upcoming Huawei MateBook X 2020 laptop have started being shared online. It’s believed the device sports a novel cooling solution that doesn’t rely on fans. It is also rumored that the MateBook X 2020 could ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 16 Aug 2020 23:50:00 +0200
Aorus 15G XB in review: Successful gaming machine with mechanical keyboard

The Core i7 processor in the Aorus 15G XB puts the pedal to the metal

The Aorus 15G XB brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the matte 15.6-inch screen (240 Hz, Full HD, IGZO). The equipment is also right: NVMe SSD, 16 GB...
Intel Core i7-10875H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 16 Aug 2020 06:27:00 +0200
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