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Intel Core i9-10980HK

Intel i9-10980HK

The Intel Core i9-10980HK is a high-end processor for laptops with eight cores based on the Comet Lake architecture (CML-H, 4th generation of Skylake). The processor clocks at between 2.4 and 5.3 GHz (all 8 cores up to 4.4 GHz) and can execute up to sixteen threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The 5.3 GHz can be only achieved below 65°C core temperature (Thermal Velocity Boost), between 65 and 85°C, 5.2 GHz are the maximum and above that 5.1 with restrictions (Turbo Boost 3.0).

The processor is still manufactured in the old 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the predecessor, the Core i9-9980HK, the 10980HK probably offers only increased base clock rates (and maybe multi core turbo clocks). Thanks to the free multiplicator, the CPU can also be easily overclocked (but may not have much headroom).

The Comet Lake architecture is similar to Coffee Lake and offers the same features and is produced in the same 14nm process. Other than the improved clock rates, the memory controller now also supports faster DDR4-2933 RAM. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

The Core i7-10750H supports no vPro, TXT or SIPP. These business features are available in the similar (and later released) Core i9-10885H (2.4 - 5.3 GHz).

Performance

The performance of the Core i9-10980HK should be higher than the old Core i9-9980HK (2.4 - 5 GHz) thanks to the increased turbo clock speeds. Thanks to the 8 cores and high Turbo speeds, even demanding applications should run very good on the CPU. However, long term performance is always depending on the laptop cooling system and system configuration. At the time of announcement, the i9-10980HK is the fastest Comet Lake-H CPU and fastest laptop CPU on the market. 

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a similar performance as the UHD630 in the Core i7-9980HK. As a  low-end solution it will only run current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 45 watts and therefore the i9 is only suited for big laptops with good cooling solutions. Using cTDP-down, the CPU can also be configured to 35 Watt resulting in a reduced performance.

Beware, the CPU was not yet released at the time of writing and the information is based on leaks and early information.

SeriesIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-H
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-H
» Intel Core i9-10980HK2400 - 5300 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-10885H compare2400 - 5300 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Xeon W-10885M compare2400 - 5300 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-10880H compare2300 - 5100 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-10875H compare2300 - 5100 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Xeon W-10855M compare2800 - 5100 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10850H compare2700 - 5100 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10750H compare2600 - 5000 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-10400H compare2600 - 4600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10300H compare2500 - 4500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Clock Rate2400 - 5300 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 16
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketFCBGA1440
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1250 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/02/2020

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
66.8 pt (74%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 476     avg: 486     median: 488.5 (90%)     max: 494 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3539     avg: 3769     median: 3802.5 (38%)     max: 3883 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1614     avg: 1736     median: 1735 (40%)     max: 1862 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 201     avg: 207     median: 205.5 (92%)     max: 219 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 43786     avg: 46153     median: 46457 (47%)     max: 47806 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 5081     avg: 5333     median: 5350 (35%)     max: 5525 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
98.2 fps (58%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
239 fps (83%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 12.2     avg: 12.6     median: 12.5 (45%)     max: 13 fps
0102030Tooltip
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 278     avg: 287     median: 288.3 (2%)     max: 295 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
min: 0.564     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.596 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 13573     avg: 13765     median: 13765 (92%)     max: 13957 Points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 54332     avg: 56780     median: 56779.5 (79%)     max: 59227 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 15635     avg: 16747     median: 16268 (73%)     max: 19000 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
67714 Points (78%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 14150     avg: 15216     median: 15173 (38%)     max: 16163 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 19789     avg: 20961     median: 20918 (65%)     max: 22296 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 8448     avg: 9038     median: 9137.5 (64%)     max: 9581 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
30205 Points (74%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 5615     avg: 5917     median: 5916.5 (93%)     max: 6218 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 29927     avg: 31308     median: 31307.5 (54%)     max: 32688 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1222     avg: 1301     median: 1301 (90%)     max: 1380 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 7597     avg: 7949     median: 7948.5 (49%)     max: 8300 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1283     avg: 1341     median: 1352 (93%)     max: 1401 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 7634     avg: 8281     median: 8416 (68%)     max: 8666 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 733     avg: 749     median: 750.5 (1%)     max: 764 ms
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Comet Lake i9-10980HK processor

Alienware m17 R3 i9, RTX 2080 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, 17.3")
» Alienware m17 R3 i9, RTX 2080 - External Review

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, 15.6")
» Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS Laptop Review: GeForce Supercharged - Review
» MSI GE66 Raider vs. Asus ROG Strix Scar G532: Nothing but the facts -

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, 15.6")
» Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS in Review: Unique Gaming Laptop with Lots of Performance Below the Hood - Review
» Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS - External Review
» Asus' high-tech Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS comes with many accessories -

Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, 17.3")
» Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS laptop review: Frontier runner - Review
» Asus ROG Strix Scar 17: Not only visually striking -

Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS-HG104T (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, 17.3")
» Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS-HG104T - External Review

Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS-HC029R (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, 15.6")
» Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS-HC029R - External Review

Lenovo Legion 7i (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, 15.6")
» Lenovo Legion 7i - External Review

MSI GE66 10SFS-072 Raider (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, 15.6")
» MSI GE66 10SFS-072 Raider - External Review

MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, 15.6")
» MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS Laptop Review: Premiere for the RTX 2070 Super - Review
» MSI GE66 Raider: light show and monster battery -

MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, 15.6")
» MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS Laptop Review: Visually subdued, acoustically conspicuous - Review
» MSI GS66: Quite loud for a Stealth notebook -

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Comet Lake

» Intel Comet Lake i9-10900K
   3.7 GHz / 2.5 MB L2 + 20 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10980HK
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10885H
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake W-10885M
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10880H
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10875H
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10600K
   4.1 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10400F
   2.9 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake W-10855M
   2.8 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10850H
   2.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H
   2.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10810U
   1.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10710U
   1.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10400H
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10300H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10610U
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10310U
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i3-10110U
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10510Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10310Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10210Y
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i3-10110Y
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake Pentium Gold 6405U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake Celeron 5205U
   1.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 2 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Threadripper TR 2920X
   3.5 GHz / 6 MB + 32 MB
- AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R7 3800XT
   3.9 GHz / 4 MB + 32 MB
- AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R7 3700X
   3.6 GHz / 4 MB + 32 MB
- Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900KS
   4 GHz / 2 MB + 16 MB
- Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB + 16 MB
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10980HK
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
+ Intel Comet Lake i9-10885H
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Comet Lake W-10885M
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB + 16384 KB
+ AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R9 4900H
   3.3 GHz / 4096 KB + 8192 KB
+ AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R9 4900HS
   3 GHz / 4096 KB + 8192 KB
+ AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800H
   2.9 GHz / 4096 KB + 8096 KB
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