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Intel quietly launches Core i7-10870H CPUs to counter the i7-10875H supply issues, also adds i5-10200H entry-level option

Intel is hit once again with supply issues. (Image Source: Intel)
Intel is hit once again with supply issues. (Image Source: Intel)
German laptop OEM Schenker/XMG reports that the i7-10875H CPUs will soon be facing severe supply issues and it looks like Intel is countering these problems by quietly launching the i7-10870H model along with a new entry-level i5-10200H quad-core processor.
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The new 8-core i7-10870H and the 4-core i5-10200H Comet Lake CPUs were launched without fanfare and their specs suddenly popped up in the Intel Ark database. According to a Reddit post published by German laptop OEM Schenker/XMG, the i7-10870H was introduced due to upcoming supply problems with the Core i7-10875H, which is the fastest i7 Comet Lake processor on the market and a very popular CPU option for most custom-made high-end gaming laptops. These supply issues seem to be similar to the shortages happening with the Core i9-10900K desktop CPUs that are now replaced with the Core i9-10850K models.

Taking a quick look on Intel’s Ark site, we can see that the Core i7-10870H only has a 100 MHz slower base clock compared to the i7-10875H model and the rest of the specs seem the same, so the performance impact should be minimal. Moreover, the Core i5-10200H is the new entry-level model that comes with a 100 MHz lower base clock and 400 MHz lower boost clock compared to the i5-10300H. Apparently, Intel needed a more affordable entry-level CPU to compete with the low-end AMD Renoirs.

Schenker/XMG also mentions that its Neo 15 / 17 gaming laptop models should not be affected by the supply problems, as the company managed to secure enough Core i7-10875H CPUs to equip custom-made systems for the next 2-3 months. A new announcement will probably be made thereafter.

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I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-09-16 (Update: 2020-09-16)