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Intel Core i5-10300H vs. AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Another sideways step for Intel

Intel Core i5-10300H vs. AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Another sideways step for Intel
Intel Core i5-10300H vs. AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Another sideways step for Intel
Our first Core i5-10300H retail unit is in and, naturally, we've benchmarked the hell out of it. How does Intel's least expensive 10th gen Comet Lake-H CPU compare to the competing AMD Ryzen 7 3750H or Intel's own Core i5-9300H and Core i5-8300H?
Allen Ngo,

Laptops sporting Intel 10th gen Comet Lake-H processors are now out in the wild meaning we can finally benchmark these CPUs in-house without relying on numbers provided by manufacturers, leaks, or "insiders".

The first processor under our microscope is the Core i5-10300H as found on the latest MSI GF75 10SCXR laptop. This particular CPU sits on the very bottom of the list in Intel's current Comet Lake-H family to replace the 2019 9th gen Core i5-9300H and 2018 8th gen Core i5-8300H.

On paper, the Core i5-10300H has all the markings of a minor gen-to-gen refresh. It's got the same number of cores, same cache sizes, same 14 nm lithography, and same integrated UHD Graphics 630 GPU as its immediate Core i5-9300H predecessor. Its maximum Turbo Boost clock rate is higher this time around (4.5 GHz vs. 4.1 GHz) with a slightly higher base clock rate (2.5 GHz vs. 2.4 GHz). Otherwise, we expect performance to be very similar to the Core i5-9300H.

Our benchmarks below show this to be the case. When compared to the average Core i5-9300H in our database recorded from a dozen different laptops, our Core i5-10300H test unit is only about 4 to 5 percent and 7 to 10 percent faster in single-threaded and multi-threaded workloads, respectively. If you own a Core i5-9300H or Core i5-8300H laptop, then upgrading to the Core i5-10300H won't get you very far.

By extension, raw multi-thread performance would also only be just slightly faster than the average AMD Zen+ Ryzen 7 3750H. A small handful of Ryzen 7 3750H, Core i5-8300H, or Core i5-9300H laptops are thus able to marginally outperform the Core i5-10300H in this scenario. 

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
180 Points ∼66%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (169 - 176, n=11)
173 Points ∼64% -4%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (151 - 174, n=17)
169 Points ∼62% -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (135 - 157, n=6)
144 Points ∼53% -20%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (77 - 146, n=10)
137 Points ∼50% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
839 (755.39min - 839.42max) Points ∼19%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (609 - 850, n=17)
793 Points ∼18% -5%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (717 - 850, n=11)
784 Points ∼17% -7%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (672 - 805, n=6)
753 Points ∼17% -10%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (635 - 769, n=10)
724 Points ∼16% -14%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
437 Points ∼68%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (398 - 427, n=9)
415 Points ∼65% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (340 - 386, n=3)
359 Points ∼56% -18%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (344 - 370, n=6)
358 Points ∼56% -18%
CPU (Multi Core)
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
1906 Points ∼18%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (1633 - 1825, n=3)
1750 Points ∼17% -8%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (1530 - 1877, n=9)
1727 Points ∼16% -9%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (1424 - 1728, n=6)
1628 Points ∼16% -15%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
2.05 Points ∼65%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (1.72 - 1.96, n=7)
1.87 Points ∼60% -9%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
 
1.65 Points ∼53% -20%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
 
1.64 Points ∼52% -20%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
9.87 Points ∼20%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
 
9.21 Points ∼19% -7%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
 
8.55 Points ∼17% -13%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (6.2 - 8.79, n=7)
7.93 Points ∼16% -20%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
26994 Points ∼41%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (21798 - 25656, n=5)
24198 Points ∼37% -10%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (20061 - 24718, n=4)
22328 Points ∼34% -17%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (19290 - 20750, n=3)
20242 Points ∼31% -25%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (19002 - 20097, n=4)
19535 Points ∼30% -28%
Rendering Single 32Bit
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
6867 Points ∼61%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (6421 - 6677, n=5)
6561 Points ∼59% -4%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (6115 - 6524, n=4)
6392 Points ∼57% -7%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (4575 - 7893, n=4)
5413 Points ∼48% -21%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (4527 - 4898, n=3)
4732 Points ∼42% -31%
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (206 - 286, n=4)
256 s * ∼3% -19%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
215.241 s * ∼3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
 
209 s * ∼2% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
 
197 s * ∼2% +8%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
6.34 fps ∼20%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (5.7 - 6.5, n=3)
6.07 fps ∼19% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (4.35 - 4.4, n=2)
4.38 fps ∼14% -31%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (3.7 - 4.43, n=3)
4.08 fps ∼13% -36%
TrueCrypt
Serpent Mean 100MB
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
 
0.5 GB/s ∼1% +28%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
 
0.468 GB/s ∼0% +20%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
 
0.466 GB/s ∼0% +19%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.39 GB/s ∼0%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
 
0.385 GB/s ∼0% -1%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
 
0.84 GB/s ∼1% +22%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.688 GB/s ∼1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
 
0.688 GB/s ∼1% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
 
0.672 GB/s ∼1% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
 
0.602 GB/s ∼0% -12%
AES Mean 100MB
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
 
5 GB/s ∼1% +61%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
 
4.7 GB/s ∼0% +52%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
 
4.7 GB/s ∼0% +52%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
 
3.9 GB/s ∼0% +26%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
3.1 GB/s ∼0%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (612 - 759, n=4)
669 Seconds * ∼5% -21%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (588 - 643, n=3)
611 Seconds * ∼4% -10%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (584 - 633, n=2)
609 Seconds * ∼4% -10%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
555 Seconds * ∼4%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
22139 MIPS ∼17%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (20736 - 23155, n=3)
22008 MIPS ∼17% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (18689 - 19187, n=2)
18938 MIPS ∼15% -14%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (16683 - 18989, n=4)
17754 MIPS ∼14% -20%
7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
4662 MIPS ∼31%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (4542 - 4626, n=3)
4592 MIPS ∼30% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (3511 - 3659, n=2)
3585 MIPS ∼24% -23%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (3536 - 3566, n=4)
3549 MIPS ∼23% -24%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (7499 - 10557, n=12)
8987 Points ∼37% +3%
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
8739 Points ∼36%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (6234 - 9415, n=15)
8139 Points ∼33% -7%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (6606 - 8648, n=10)
7734 Points ∼32% -12%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (6321 - 7724, n=9)
6869 Points ∼28% -21%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
4193 Points ∼29%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (3165 - 4861, n=10)
4074 Points ∼28% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (3270 - 3872, n=2)
3571 Points ∼25% -15%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (3276 - 3574, n=5)
3409 Points ∼24% -19%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (3086 - 3435, n=5)
3269 Points ∼23% -22%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
12740 Points ∼32%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (9749 - 12343, n=6)
11357 Points ∼29% -11%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (10584 - 11823, n=5)
11266 Points ∼29% -12%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (10020 - 11687, n=5)
10638 Points ∼27% -16%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (9293 - 10812, n=2)
10053 Points ∼26% -21%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
12298 Points ∼31%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (9387 - 12349, n=12)
11376 Points ∼29% -7%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (10737 - 11900, n=8)
11312 Points ∼29% -8%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (9136 - 11971, n=15)
10979 Points ∼28% -11%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (10161 - 11617, n=7)
10690 Points ∼27% -13%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Physics
MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR
Intel Core i5-10300H
8475 Points ∼21%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (5356 - 8903, n=10)
7678 Points ∼19% -9%
Average Intel Core i5-8300H
  (6260 - 8471, n=15)
7613 Points ∼19% -10%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
  (5698 - 8117, n=6)
7502 Points ∼19% -11%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  (2848 - 8124, n=5)
5953 Points ∼15% -30%

* ... smaller is better

Prime95 initiated at 10s mark on our Core i5-10300H sample. Consumption spikes for approximately 20 seconds before falling and stabilizing thereafter
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark on our Core i5-10300H sample. Consumption spikes for approximately 20 seconds before falling and stabilizing thereafter
CineBench R15 Multi-thread initiated at 10s mark. It takes approximately 50 seconds for the CPU to complete the benchmark with an average consumption of 75.3 W for the duration
CineBench R15 Multi-thread initiated at 10s mark. It takes approximately 50 seconds for the CPU to complete the benchmark with an average consumption of 75.3 W for the duration

Intel's strength against AMD continues to be in single-thread applications, 4K x265 video decoding, and data compression. The Core i5-10300H is able to complete HWBOT and 7-Zip 45 percent and 17 percent faster, respectively, than the Ryzen 7 3750H. Nonetheless, results are still essentially the same as the Core i5-9300H meaning that these advantages have not grown year over year.

Our comparison graphs below plot the CineBench R15 Multi-Thread scores of various laptops when running the benchmark in a loop. Most laptops start out strongly before scores begin to fall over time due to the limited Turbo Boost potential. The Core i5-10300H experiences a steeper performance drop than most Core i5-9300H or i5-8300H laptops while having a higher initial score during the start of the loop test. The observation aligns with the higher +400 MHz Turbo Boost clock rate of the Core i5-10300H over the i5-9300H.

AMD is about to phase out its 2nd gen Ryzen 7 3750H for the 3rd gen Ryzen 5 4600H which will be an entry-level hexa-core CPU designed to tackle the quad-core Core i5-10300H. There's no question that AMD's new 7 nm Ryzen 5 SKU will outperform the Core i5 in multi-threaded workloads. Based on these early performance numbers, OEMs will have to market their Core i5-10300H and i5-10400H laptops cheaper than their AMD Ryzen 5 counterparts if Intel wants to stand a chance in the budget gaming space.

Core i5-10300H vs. AMD Ryzen 5 3750H

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MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø768 (755.39-839.42)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0017ng GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø765 (755.34-779.97)
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73 GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø741 (732.32-778.15)
Asus ROG GA502DU GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø790 (787.28-796.5)
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034 Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø707 (701.57-734.14)

10th Gen Core i5-10300H vs. 9th Gen Core i5-9300H

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MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø768 (755.39-839.42)
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i5-9300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø737 (729.39-797)
Dell G3 3590 GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø740 (702.49-787.7)
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø755 (746.1-761.43)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø708 (647.94-717.51)
Acer Aspire 7 A715-74G-50U5 GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø752 (744.8-791.06)
Dell G5 15 5590-PCNJJ GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, KBG30ZMS128G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø771 (679.21-818)
Dell XPS 15 7590 i5 iGPU FHD UHD Graphics 630, i5-9300H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø788 (771.02-810.57)
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø844 (814.1-850.74)
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø748 (730.55-769.02)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2 GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø707 (700.72-757)

10th Gen Core i5-10300H vs. 8th Gen Core i5-8300H

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MSI GF75 Thin 10SCXR GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø768 (755.39-839.42)
Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH i5-8300H GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Intel Optane 16 GB MEMPEK1J016GAL + HGST ST1000LM049 1 TB HDD; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø823 (815.58-828.24)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000RGE GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i5-8300H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø816 (811-848)
Dell G3 15 3579 GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LX015-1U7172; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø805 (798.21-830.56)
HP Omen 15-dc0001ng GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMV128G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø796 (778-805.1)
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø817 (804.93-829.48)
MSI GL63 8RC-069US GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø824 (816.86-830.63)
Dell G3 17 3779 GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H, SK hynix SC311 SATA; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø759 (750.51-796.5)
MSI GF63 8RC GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H, Seagate BarraCuda Pro Compute 1TB ST1000LM049; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø749 (744.21-811.72)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-52-51M6 GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Hynix HFS128G39TND; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø767 (738.02-807.05)
Dell XPS 15 2018 i5 FHD 97Wh GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H, Lite-On CA3-8D256-Q11; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø812 (765.87-840.02)

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Allen Ngo, 2020-04-22 (Update: 2020-04-23)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.