Intel Core i7-10750H
The Intel Core i7-10750H is a fast 45 W processor designed for the beefier laptops. The Comet Lake-H CPU was launched in mid-2020. It features six cores (twelve threads) running at 2.6 GHz Boosting up to 5 GHz (single-core Boost). The likely all-core Boost frequency is 4.3 GHz. Most of the specs are the same as the 10750H’s direct predecessor, the i7-9750H. The newer model has two advantages over its predecessor, in that its Boost frequency is higher and the memory controller can now officially host memory clocked at 2,933 MHz, an upgrade over the 2,666 MHz limitation of the outgoing model.
Comet Lake is a yet another revision of the dated Skylake architecture not unlike the previous Coffee Lake, Whiskey Lake, Kaby Lake families for similar feature set and performance-per-MHz between the five. Core i7-10750H is manufactured on the third-gen 14 nm Intel process that is no longer cutting-edge as AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors are manufactured on a 7 nm TSMC process.
The hexa-core CPU is compatible with dual-channel DDR4-2933 RAM and has support for PCI-Express 3.0 and Thunderbolt 3 but not the professional features (vPro, TXT, SIPP) supported by the costlier Core i7-10850H. Both the CPU cores and the iGPU have access to 12 MB of L3 cache. Intel 10750H gets soldered to the motherboard (BGA1440 socket) and is pretty much impossible to replace.
Please go to this page for more information on Comet Lake processor family.
Long-term performance sustainability of a mobile CPU tends to depend heavily on the cooling system performance as well as TDP settings of a laptop. That said, the average 10750H in our database is as fast as the Core i7-8559U and Ryzen 7 3700X in single-core benchmarks, while multi-core testing reveals the CPU to be similar to the Ryzen 5 5500U and Ryzen 5 5600H. As of mid-2021, the i7 is fast enough for any task, gaming included.
We've known the Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU for a while. This is the same iGPU the Core i7-9750H and Core i7-8750H processors had. In this i7, the 24 EU iGPU is clocked at 350 MHz to 1,150 MHz. Intel UHD Graphics 630 supports up to 3 monitors with resolutions of up to [email protected] and the built-in video decoder can handle AVC, HEVC, VP9-encoded videos (AV1 is not supported). This is not a gaming GPU as it is not fast enough to handle most AAA titles released in 2020. At 720p resolution, Escape from Tarkov runs at just 17 fps (low quality preset), to give you an example. As the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.
Energy efficiency is not great here as the 14 nm manufacturing process is very old by now. While the default TDP value of the i7 is 45 watts, the actual consumption when under load will be significantly higher than this. Core i7-10750H is destined to be used in chunky, hard to carry around laptops, since a high-performance cooling system is a must. OEMs are free to set the TDP to 35 watts instead of 45 watts for leaner designs but the base as well as the Boost clock speeds would take a hit as a result.
|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 DDR4-2933 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|