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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 Core i7-10870H compare2200 - 5000 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
Intel Core i5-10200H compare2400 - 4100 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
66.6 pt (74%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 465     avg: 485     median: 488.5 (82%)     max: 500 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3539     avg: 3907     median: 3857 (39%)     max: 4487 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1614     avg: 1744     median: 1735 (40%)     max: 1862 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 201     avg: 208     median: 207 (90%)     max: 219 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 43786     avg: 46539     median: 46817.5 (47%)     max: 48730 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5081     avg: 5353     median: 5350 (35%)     max: 5525 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 12.2     avg: 12.9     median: 12.8 (46%)     max: 14.6 fps
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 239     avg: 279     median: 282.5 (2%)     max: 295 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.564     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (12%)     max: 0.596 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 13573     avg: 13765     median: 13765 (92%)     max: 13957 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 54332     avg: 56780     median: 56779.5 (79%)     max: 59227 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 15635     avg: 16812     median: 16357 (74%)     max: 19000 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 14150     avg: 15672     median: 15606 (39%)     max: 17016 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 19789     avg: 21244     median: 21351 (67%)     max: 22317 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 8448     avg: 9226     median: 9369.5 (65%)     max: 10000 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
30205 points (74%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5615     avg: 5935     median: 5971 (89%)     max: 6218 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 29927     avg: 31196     median: 30973 (54%)     max: 32688 points
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1222     avg: 1317     median: 1349 (87%)     max: 1380 points
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7597     avg: 7969     median: 8010 (49%)     max: 8300 points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1283     avg: 1343     median: 1351 (83%)     max: 1401 points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7634     avg: 8249     median: 8347 (68%)     max: 8666 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 722     avg: 745     median: 744 (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 m15 R3, 10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max Q (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, 15.6")
» Alienware m15 R3, 10980HK RTX 2080 Super Max Q - External Review

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

Alienware m17 R3 P45E (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, 17.3")
» Good-bye, Max-Q: Dell Alienware m17 R3 GeForce RTX 2080 Super Laptop Review - Review
» Alienware m17 R3 runs the Core i9-10980HK faster than anyone else, but be prepared for super hot 95 C temperatures -

Aorus 17X YB-9DE2152MP (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, 17.3")
» Aorus 17X YB-9DE2152MP - External Review

Aorus 17X YB-9UK2452MP (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, 17.3")
» Aorus 17X YB-9UK2452MP - 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
» Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS - External 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 Strix Scar 17 G732LXS - External 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 Strix Scar 17 G732LXS-XS99 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, 17.3")
» Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS-XS99 - 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 10SGS-074 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, 15.6")
» MSI GE66 10SGS-074 - 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 10SGS-205 (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, 15.6")
» MSI GS66 10SGS-205 - External Review

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 Stealth 10SFS - External Review
» MSI GS66: Quite loud for a Stealth notebook -

MSI GS75 10SFS-225 Stealth (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, 17.3")
» MSI GS75 10SFS-225 Stealth - External Review

MSI WS66 10TMT-207US (NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, 15.6")
» MSI WS66 10TMT Workstation Laptop Review: Faster Than The Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition - Review
» Core i9-powered MSI WS66 workstation is super sleek, super fast and super loud -

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Other CPUs of the series Comet Lake

» Intel Core i9-10900K
   10x 3.7 GHz - 5.3 GHz
» Intel Core i7-10700K
   8x 3.8 GHz - 5.1 GHz
» Intel Core i9-10980HK
   8x 2.4 GHz - 5.3 GHz
» Intel Core i9-10885H
   8x 2.4 GHz - 5.3 GHz
» Intel Xeon W-10885M
   8x 2.4 GHz - 5.3 GHz
» Intel Core i9-10880H
   8x 2.3 GHz - 5.1 GHz
» Intel Core i7-10875H
   8x 2.3 GHz - 5.1 GHz
» Intel Core i7-10870H
   8x 2.2 GHz - 5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-10600K
   6x 4.1 GHz - 4.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-10400F
   6x 2.9 GHz - 4.3 GHz
» Intel Xeon W-10855M
   6x 2.8 GHz - 5.1 GHz
» Intel Core i7-10850H
   6x 2.7 GHz - 5.1 GHz
» Intel Core i7-10750H
   6x 2.6 GHz - 5 GHz
» Intel Core i7-10810U
   6x 1.1 GHz - 4.9 GHz
» Intel Core i7-10710U
   6x 1.1 GHz - 4.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-10400H
   4x 2.6 GHz - 4.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-10300H
   4x 2.5 GHz - 4.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-10200H
   4x 2.4 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-10100F
   4x 3.6 GHz - 4.3 GHz
» Intel Core i7-10610U
   4x 1.8 GHz - 4.9 GHz
» Intel Core i7-10510U
   4x 1.8 GHz - 4.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-10310U
   4x 1.7 GHz - 4.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-10210U
   4x 1.6 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-10110U
   2x 2.1 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i7-10510Y
   4x 1.2 GHz - 4.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-10310Y
   4x 1.1 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-10210Y
   4x 1 GHz - 4 GHz
» Intel Core i3-10110Y
   2x 1 GHz - 4 GHz
» Intel Pentium Gold 6405U
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Celeron 5205U
   2x 1.9 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
   8x 3.3 GHz - 4.4 GHz
» Intel Core i9-10980HK
   8x 2.4 GHz - 5.3 GHz
- Intel Core i9-10885H
   8x 2.4 GHz - 5.3 GHz
- Intel Xeon W-10885M
   8x 2.4 GHz - 5.3 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
   8x 3 GHz - 4.3 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
   8x 2.9 GHz - 4.2 GHz
- Intel Core i9-10880H
   8x 2.3 GHz - 5.1 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2020-01-31)