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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 (compare)2400 - 5300 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-10880H (compare)2300 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-10875H (compare)2300 - 5100 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-10850H (compare)2700 - 5100 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10750H (compare)2600 - 5000 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-10400H (compare)2600 - 4600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10300H (compare)2500 - 4500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Clock Rate2400 - 5300 MHz
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 16
Max. 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

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Comet Lake

» Intel Comet Lake i9-10980HK
   2.4 GHz + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10885H
   2.4 GHz + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10880H
   2.3 GHz + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10875H
   2.3 GHz + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10850H
   2.7 GHz + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H
   2.6 GHz + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10810U
   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 i5-10210U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 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 Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4600U
   2.1 GHz / 3 MB + 11 MB
- AMD Threadripper TR 2920X
   3.5 GHz / 6 MB + 32 MB
- AMD Ryzen 7 R7 3700X
   3.6 GHz / 4 MB + 32 MB
- Intel Core i9 (Desktop) i9-9900KS
   4 GHz / 2 MB + 16 MB
- Intel Core i9 (Desktop) i9-9900K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB + 16 MB
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10980HK
   2.4 GHz + 16 MB L3
+ AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R9 4900H
   3.3 GHz / KB + 12288 KB
+ AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R9 4900HS
   3 GHz / KB + 12288 KB
+ AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800H
   2.9 GHz / KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Core i9 i9-9980HK
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Core i9 i9-7900X
   3.3 GHz / 10240 KB + 14080 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2020-01-31)