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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
217n3
2533n3
6181n3
289.5
Intel Core i9-109102.5MB + 20MB1253600 ‑ 500010/20
215
2276
5196
Intel Core i7-10700K2MB + 16MB1253800 ‑ 51008/16
208
2027
4882
269
Intel Core i9-10980HK2MB + 16MB452400 ‑ 53008/16
207n10
1735n10
3857n8
238.5
Intel Core i9-10885H2MB + 16MB452400 ‑ 53008/16
197
1264
2798
217.8
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
202n30
1636.13n32
3373.5n25
242.4
Intel Core i7-10870H2MB + 16MB452200 ‑ 50008/16
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
194n31
1332n32
2960n25
221.2n2
Intel Core i7-10810U1MB + 12MB151100 ‑ 49006/12
182n3
733n3
1713n3
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
186n15
896n15
2123.5n12
190.2
Intel Core i5-10200H1MB + 8MB452400 ‑ 41004/8
PosModelL2 Cache + L3 CacheTDP (Watt)MHz - TurboCores / ThreadsCinebench R15 CPU Single 64BitCinebench R15 CPU Multi 64BitCinebench R20x264 Pass 1
Intel Core i3-101001MB + 6MB653600 ‑ 43004/8
181
895
2181
212.5
Intel Core i3-10100F1MB + 6MB653600 ‑ 43004/8
Intel Core i7-10610U1MB + 8MB151800 ‑ 49004/8
178n4
589.5n4
1363.5n4
183.1
Intel Core i7-10510U1MB + 8MB151800 ‑ 48004/8
179.16n38
654.5n41
1370n34
Intel Core i5-10310U1MB + 6MB151700 ‑ 44004/8
172.31n3
687n3
1511n3
Intel Core i5-10210U1MB + 6MB151600 ‑ 42004/8
166n31
619n31
1230n26
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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The Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise represents the absolute best hardware seen in a Chromebook to date. The Comet Lake Core i5 CPU and zippy NVMe SSD make this one of the most powerful Chrome OS devices on the market, but...
Sam Medley, Sat, 31 Oct 2020 13:00:00 +0100
The Dell Latitude 14 5410 is a great work tool - but unfortunately it doesn't offer an AMD Ryzen 4000 option

The Dell Latitude 14 5410 is a great work tool - but unfortunately it doesn't offer an AMD Ryzen 4000 option

In our test, the Dell Latitude 14 5410 can convince us primarily with two aspects: Upgradeability and battery life. But because Dell insists on only offering In...
Intel Core i5-10310U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14.00" | 1.6 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:35:00 +0100
Intel's Rocket Lake-S is based on the Cypress Cove architecture. (Image Source: Intel)

8C/16T Intel Rocket Lake-S Cypress Cove is based on Ice Lake CPU and Xe GPU, promises double-digit percentage IPC improvements over Comet Lake-S

Intel has offered a high-level overview of the architectural changes coming to Rocket Lake-S next year. Rocket Lake-S will be based on a Cypress Cove architecture, which is a combination of an Ice Lake CPU and an Xe iGPU. Rocket L...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:00:00 +0100
The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT tops the charts in GPU performance (Image source: AMD)

AMD's Ryzen 5000 CPUs and Radeon RX 6000 GPUs herald a new era of performance leadership

For the first time in over a decade, AMD has reclaimed the performance crown on both the graphics and CPU fronts with the launch of its Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 CPUs and its RDNA2 Radeon RX 6000 GPUs. What does this mean for the market an...
Column by Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:53:00 +0100
Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise (Core i5-10310U, 16 GB RAM) Review

88% Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise (Core i5-10310U, 16 GB RAM) Review

Premium Chromebook. The Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise is one of the highest-end Chrome OS devices on the market. There's a lot to like, though the high price and limits of Chrome OS are hard to embrace.
Intel Core i5-10310U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14.00" | 1.4 kg
Sam Medley, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 05:31:00 +0100
AMD Ryzen 5000 processors may very well turn out to be a gamer's delight. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X outpaces Intel Core i9-10900K by up to 20% in leaked single-core tests, Ryzen 5 5600X is ahead too

Initial benchmark leaks of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X show excellent leads in single-core performance over the Intel Core i9-10900K in PassMark and Geekbench 5. The scores seem to indicate anywhere between 16 to 20% benefits in single-...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:39:00 +0100
Dell Latitude 14 5410 laptop review: Restrained by missing AMD Ryzen option

85% Dell Latitude 14 5410 laptop review: Restrained by missing AMD Ryzen option

Enduring business heavyweight. Contrary to the trend, Dell has used a somewhat thicker design for the Latitude 14 5410 business mid-range laptop, but it has included nice features like good upgradeability and a large battery in return. These are good ideas, but in the end, the manufacturer slows itself down by not offering an AMD Ryzen 4000 option. In addition, a very bad display is built in.
Intel Core i5-10310U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14.00" | 1.6 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:35:00 +0100
 

Intel Core i7-10700K desktop processor

With the Intel Core i7-10700K, Intel offers an 8-core based on the Comet Lake S architecture in addition to the top models with 10 cores. This also offers hyperthreading and clearly beats its predecessor in multi-threaded applications. This CPU is, in any case, perfectly suited for gaming.
Intel Core i7-10700K | NVIDIA Titan RTX | 32.00"
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:20:00 +0200
Dell Latitude 5310 in review: Business laptop with long battery life

Dell is mainly doing a model update with the Latitude 5310

Dell's compact business-oriented 13.3-incher offers long battery life, a good keyboard (backlit), and a fast NVMe SSD. An LTE modem is optionally available.
Intel Core i5-10310U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:32:00 +0200
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