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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.

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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Bogdan Solca, 2020-09-16 (Update: 2020-09-16)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.