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Intel CC150 and NVIDIA RTX 2080 powering a Clevo laptop post fairly impressive 3DMark Time Spy scores

Will we see Intel CC150 in gaming laptops as well? (Image Source: Wccftech via @DDAA117)
Will we see Intel CC150 in gaming laptops as well? (Image Source: Wccftech via @DDAA117)
A 3DMark Time Spy entry of a Clevo notebook powered by the unusual Intel CC150 processor and an NVIDIA RTX 2080 GPU shows that this combination scores somewhere between a Core i7-9750H and a Core i9-9900K. This is the first time the CC150 processor, which is otherwise thought to feature in GeForce Now servers, is being seen in a notebook.

A 3DMark Time Spy listing of a Clevo notebook powered by a rather unusual combination of an Intel CC150 processor and an RTX 2080 mobile GPU has surfaced. While we've previously seen the Intel CC150 rear its head in a leaked GeForce Now benchmark, this is perhaps the first time this CPU is making its appearance in a mainstream gaming laptop.

Spotted first by TUM_APISAK, the Clevo P7xxTM1 laptop scored 9,548 points in 3DMark Time Spy. This score includes 9,736 points scored in the Graphics test and 8,609 points in the CPU test. According to the 3DMark entry, this Clevo notebook seems to be equipped with 16 GB RAM in dual channel mode and a 1 TB Sabrent SSD running Windows 10. 

The Intel CC150 is an interesting processor that is presumed to be exclusive to the NVIDIA GeForce Now streaming service. Earlier sightings of the Intel CC150 have confirmed that it is very much a 9th gen Core i9 processor that is pin-compatible with current LGA 1151 sockets. The CC150 features 8 cores and 16 threads, lacks an iGPU and runs at a 95 W TDP. The 3DMark listing confirms a 3.5 GHz base clock and the lack of turbo boost.

The Intel CC150's performance in 3DMark Time Spy lies roughly between that of a Core i7-9750H (Asus ROG G703GXR) and a Core i9-9900K (Eurocom Sky X7C) using the same GPU. A constant 3.5 GHz clock may be useful for a video streaming service such as GeForce Now wherein the aim is to offer a fairly standard game streaming experience at 60 fps, but it may not suit an actual laptop whose functionality extends beyond just gaming. We are not quite sure if a Clevo laptop powered by the Intel CC150 will ever see the light of the day, so this particular entry could very well be just a prototype sample. 

Intel CC150 and NVIDIA RTX 2080 3DMark Time Spy result from on a Clevo P7xxTM1 laptop. (Source: 3DMark)
Intel CC150 and NVIDIA RTX 2080 3DMark Time Spy result from on a Clevo P7xxTM1 laptop. (Source: 3DMark)
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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-04-30 (Update: 2020-04-30)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.