Intel Core i7-10750H
The Intel Core i7-10750H is a high-end 45 W processor designed for the larger laptops. The Comet Lake-H CPU was launched in mid-2020. It has six cores (twelve threads) running at 2.6 GHz Boosting up to 5 GHz (single-core Boost). The all-core Boost frequency is likely to be 4.3 GHz. Most of the specs are the same as the 10750H’s direct predecessor, the i7-9750H. The 10750H has only two advantages over its predecessor, in that its Boost frequency is somewhat higher and it also has a slightly improved memory controller that can now officially support memory clocked at 2,933 MHz, an upgrade over the 2,666 MHz limitation of the outgoing 9750H.
Just like the Coffee Lake, Whiskey Lake, and Kaby Lake families, the Comet Lake is a yet another revision of the dated Skylake architecture for similar performance-per-MHz between the five. There are few differences between Comet Lake and Coffee Lake processors as far as the features and the capabilities go. Core i7-10750H is manufactured on the third-gen 14 nm Intel process that is no longer cutting-edge as AMD’s Ryzen 4000 processors are manufactured on the 7 nm TSMC process.
Core i7-10750H is compatible with dual-channel DDR4-2933 RAM. It has support for PCI-Express 3.0 and Thunderbolt 3 but not the professional features (vPro, TXT, SIPP) unlike the Core i7-10850H. Both the CPU cores and the iGPU have access to 12 MB of L3 cache. The SoC gets soldered straight on to the motherboard (BGA1440 socket) and is extremely hard to replace.
Please see this page for more information on the Comet Lake family.
The cooling system performance as well as the TDP settings have a huge impact on the Boost sustainability that directly influences the CPU performance. Our independent testing puts the i7 close to Core i7-8559U and the Ryzen 7 3700X in single-core benchmarks, and multi-core testing reveals the CPU to be similar to the Ryzen 5 5500U and the Ryzen 5 5600H. The Core i7 is a very decent CPU for laptops released in 2020 and 2021 and it is good for any task including gaming and content creation.
The Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is not all that different from the UHD 630 found in the Core i7-9750H and the Core i7-8750H as well as the HD 630 found in the Core i7-7820HQ. In the case of Core i7-10750H, the 24 EU iGPU is clocked at 350 MHz to 1,150 MHz. It supports up to 3 monitors with resolutions of up to 4096 by 2304 and the built-in video decoder can handle AVC, HEVC, VP9 video streams but not the newer AV1 codec. This is not a gaming GPU as it is not fast enough to handle most games released in 2020. FRAPS reports 17 fps when running Escape from Tarkov at 720p (low quality preset), to give you an example.
The energy efficiency is not great as the 14 nm manufacturing process is very old by now. While the default TDP for the i7 CPU equals 45 watts, the actual consumption when under load will be significantly higher than this. Core i7-10750H is a good choice for a large laptop with a high-performance cooling system. OEMs can choose to set the TDP to 35 watts instead of the 45 watts for lighter and leaner designs but the lower TDP will cause the base frequency as well as the Boost frequency to go down.
|Series||Intel Comet Lake|
|Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-H|
|Clock Rate||2600 - 5000 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||384 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||1.5 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||12 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||6 / 12|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||45 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||14 nm|
|Max. Temperature||100 °C|
|Features||Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$395 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H|