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Intel Xeon W-10855M vs Intel Core i5-10300H vs Intel Core i7-10870H

Intel Xeon W-10855M

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The Intel Xeon W-10855M is a high-end processor for laptops with six cores based on the Comet Lake architecture (CML-H, 4th generation of Skylake). The processor clocks at between 2.8 and 4.8 GHz (probably 4.4 GHz with 6 cores) and can execute up to twelve threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The processor is still manufactured in the old 14nm (14nm++) process. 

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 Intel Xeon W-10855M supports the management features vPro, TXT and SIPP and is the professional version of the Core i7-10850H with slightly higher clock speeds (+100 MHz base speed). 

Performance

The performance of the Xeon W-10855M should be similar to the old top model Core i7-8950H (6 cores, 2.9 - 4.8 GHz). Thanks to the 6 cores and high Turbo speeds, even demanding applications should run fine on the CPU. However, long term performance is always depending on the laptop cooling system and system configuration.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics P630 iGPU is supposed to offer a similar performance as the UHD630 in the Core i7-9750H. 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 i7 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.

Intel Core i5-10300H

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The Intel Core i5-10300H is a fast processor for laptops with four cores based on the Comet Lake-H series (4th generation of Skylake architecture). The processor clocks at between 2.5 and 4.5 GHz (up to 4.2 with 4 cores) and can execute up to eight threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the predecessor, the Core i5-9300H from 2019, the 10300H is clocked slightly higher (+100 MHz Base, +400 MHz Boost) and supports faster DDR4-2933 RAM.

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 i5-10300H supports no vPro, TXT or SIPP. These business features are available in the faster Core i5-10400H (2.6 - 4.6 GHz) that was released at a later date.

Performance

The average 10300H in our database matches AMD Ryzen 5 3550H in multi-thread performance. While not a poor result per se, it is indicative of an entry-level H-class CPU that is unlikely to meet the needs of hardcore gamers, professional videographers and similar clientele.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a similar performance as the UHD630 in the Core i5-9300H. As a low-end solution it will probably only run current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power consumption

The Core i5 has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 45 W, a value that laptop manufacturers are free to reduce slightly, 35 W being the lower limit, resulting in lower clock speeds and lower performance. The CPU is manufactured on a fairly old (as of early 2023) 14 nm Intel process for lower-than-average energy efficiency.

Intel Core i7-10870H

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The Intel Core i7-10870H is a higher-end, octa-core processor of the Comet Lake product family. The Hyper-Threading-enabled processor was unveiled in 2020. It is designed for use in large gaming laptops and DTRs; its CPU cores run at 2.2 GHz (base clock speed) to 5 GHz (max. Boost frequency). The all-core Boost frequency sits at 4.2 GHz.

Core i7-10870H is slightly inferior to Core i7-10875H in that the former has a 100 MHz lower base clock speed, 100 MHz lower Boost clock speed and no support for Intel's proprietary security features: vPro, TXT, SIPP.

Last but not the least, this H-class processor features the 24 EU UHD Graphics 630 iGPU.

Architecture

Comet Lake is a yet another revision of the dated Skylake architecture (much like the previous Coffee Lake, Whiskey Lake, Kaby Lake product families) for similar feature set and performance-per-MHz figures.

Still, 10th Generation Core processors have their advantages. The upgraded memory controller is one such advantage; it can officially host memory clocked at 2,933 MHz, an upgrade over the 2,666 MHz limitation of the outgoing Coffee Lake product family. Intel recommends using no more than 128 GB, for reference.

Core i7-10870H is manufactured on Intel's third-gen 14 nm process. The octa-core CPU is compatible with Thunderbolt 3; it has sixteen PCI-Express 3.0 lanes for connecting discrete graphics cards, SSDs and other devices. Four PCI-Express 3.0 lanes allow for read/write rates of up to 3.9 GB/s provided a suitably fast NVMe SSD is used.

Please note this isn't a user-replaceable CPU. It gets soldered permanently on to the motherboard (BGA1440 socket interface) and is thus pretty much impossible to replace.

Performance

The i7 scores well in multi-thread benchmarks, coming really close to AMD Ryzen 5 5600H and Intel Core i9-9980HK. It is thus absolutely capable of handling any task that requires significant processing muscle. Your mileage may vary depending on how high the Power Limits are and how competent the cooling solution of a laptop is.

Graphics

The Intel UHD Graphics 630 is an old acquaintance of ours; this 24 EU iGPU was used in many H-class Intel Core processors of previous years, like a Core i7-9750H.

In the case of 10870H, the UHD Graphics runs at 350 MHz to 1,200 MHz. It will let you use up to 3 displays simultaneously. The highest resolution supported here is 4K (4096 by 2304 pixels). This graphics adapter will happily hardware-decode VP9, AVC, HEVC, MPEG-2 and other popular video codecs; the latest AV1 codec did not make the list.

UHD Graphics 630 was not made for gaming; it is not fast enough to handle most triple-A titles of 2019 and 2020, even if you set the resolution to 1024 x 768 and select the lowest quality preset possible.

Power Consumption

Core i7-10870H has a 45 W TDP (also known as the Power Limit 1) that can be set to as low as 35 W if an OEM so desires. Clock speeds and thus performance would take a hit as a result.

The old 14 nm process makes for rather poor energy efficiency. The CPU will happily consume 70 or even 100 W when Boosting. Quality cooling solution is a must.

ModelIntel Xeon W-10855MIntel Core i5-10300HIntel Core i7-10870H
SeriesIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-HComet Lake-HComet Lake-H
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-H
Intel Core i9-10980HK2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-10885M2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10885H2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10880H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10875H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10870H2.2 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-10855M « 2.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10850H2.7 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10750H2.6 - 5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10500H2.5 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10400H2.6 - 4.6 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10300H2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10200H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10980HK2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-10885M2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10885H2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10880H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10875H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10870H2.2 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-10855M2.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10850H2.7 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10750H2.6 - 5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10500H2.5 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10400H2.6 - 4.6 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10300H « 2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10200H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10980HK2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-10885M2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10885H2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10880H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10875H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10870H « 2.2 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-10855M2.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10850H2.7 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10750H2.6 - 5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10500H2.5 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10400H2.6 - 4.6 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10300H2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10200H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Clock2800 - 5100 MHz2500 - 4500 MHz2200 - 5000 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB256 KB512 KB
L2 Cache1.5 MB1 MB2 MB
L3 Cache12 MB8 MB16 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 124 / 88 / 16
TDP45 Watt45 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
SocketFCBGA1440FCBGA1440FCBGA1440
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDDR4 Memory Controller, Hyper-Threading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics P630 (350 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1050 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
ManufacturerIntel Comet Lake i7-10870H

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10300H
38 pt (43%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-10870H
45.6 pt (51%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 4621     avg: 4864     median: 4863.5 (8%)     max: 5106 Points
min: 8250     avg: 9594     median: 9892.5 (16%)     max: 10450 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1095     avg: 1121     median: 1121 (49%)     max: 1147 Points
min: 1177     avg: 1223     median: 1226 (54%)     max: 1253 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 312     avg: 443.5     median: 455.5 (52%)     max: 470 Points
min: 460     avg: 473.6     median: 473.5 (54%)     max: 484 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1397     avg: 2037     median: 2113.5 (9%)     max: 2240 Points
min: 3027     avg: 3588     median: 3632 (15%)     max: 4020 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 536     avg: 825     median: 892 (9%)     max: 921 Points
min: 1336     avg: 1614     median: 1659 (17%)     max: 1740 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 108     avg: 174     median: 186 (57%)     max: 194 Points
min: 196     avg: 199.8     median: 200 (61%)     max: 204 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 9.87     avg: 10     median: 10.1 (14%)     max: 10.06 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.05     avg: 2.1     median: 2.2 (7%)     max: 2.17 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6867     avg: 7056     median: 7130 (58%)     max: 7170 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 26994     avg: 27496     median: 27692 (31%)     max: 27801 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 35899     avg: 36042     median: 36042 (26%)     max: 36185 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 9326     avg: 9339     median: 9338.5 (51%)     max: 9351 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
215.2 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
7.1 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4825 Points (28%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 15146     avg: 23257     median: 24259 (15%)     max: 24841 MIPS
min: 39581     avg: 44452     median: 44975.5 (28%)     max: 46708 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 2945     avg: 4708     median: 4903 (59%)     max: 4956 MIPS
min: 5145     avg: 5293     median: 5295.5 (63%)     max: 5429 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
53.3 fps (19%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
190.2 fps (45%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 6.13     avg: 7.1     median: 7.3 (16%)     max: 7.78 fps
min: 10.7     avg: 12.2     median: 12.5 (27%)     max: 13.5 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.7 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
3.1 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 478.9     avg: 515     median: 514 (4%)     max: 555 Seconds
min: 272     avg: 297.6     median: 292 (2%)     max: 333 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.625     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 1.088 sec
min: 0.573     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.614 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 9731     avg: 9744     median: 9744 (21%)     max: 9757 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
19.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
516 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 8554     avg: 9719     median: 9884.5 (27%)     max: 10909 Points
min: 13753     avg: 15226     median: 15943 (44%)     max: 16331 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 58736     avg: 60992     median: 61113 (39%)     max: 62933 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 58462     avg: 61155     median: 61387 (51%)     max: 62548 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 38284     avg: 60059     median: 63707 (54%)     max: 63995 Points
min: 63612     avg: 64430     median: 63696 (54%)     max: 65981 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 8220     avg: 8936     median: 9017.5 (23%)     max: 9305 Points
min: 12985     avg: 14960     median: 15506 (39%)     max: 15719 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 12298     avg: 12919     median: 13016 (24%)     max: 13267 Points
min: 17337     avg: 19768     median: 20247 (37%)     max: 20886 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3772     avg: 4678     median: 4684 (23%)     max: 5600 Points
min: 7603     avg: 8624     median: 8636.5 (43%)     max: 9627 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1296 Points (56%)
min: 703     avg: 1164     median: 1205 (52%)     max: 1241 Points
min: 1191     avg: 1273     median: 1282.5 (55%)     max: 1295 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
6231 Points (22%)
min: 2783     avg: 4338     median: 4399 (15%)     max: 4728 Points
min: 6403     avg: 7482     median: 7735.5 (27%)     max: 7882 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1121     avg: 1175     median: 1172.5 (5%)     max: 1234 Points
min: 1264     avg: 1272     median: 1276 (6%)     max: 1277 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3887     avg: 4333     median: 4365 (14%)     max: 4713 Points
min: 7678     avg: 7738     median: 7700 (24%)     max: 7837 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4844     avg: 5198     median: 5199 (54%)     max: 5549 Points
min: 5311     avg: 5555     median: 5652 (58%)     max: 5703 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 15448     avg: 17203     median: 17278 (19%)     max: 18807 Points
min: 30420     avg: 30536     median: 30578 (34%)     max: 30611 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - PerformanceTest 9.0 CPU Mark
12111 Points (63%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 812     avg: 872     median: 824 (1%)     max: 1366 ms
min: 789     avg: 801     median: 796.5 (1%)     max: 861 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 36854     avg: 47282     median: 48896 (51%)     max: 51952 Points
min: 53412     avg: 54494     median: 54493.5 (56%)     max: 55575 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 134     avg: 206.2     median: 210.5 (53%)     max: 231 Points
min: 220     avg: 226.4     median: 225 (57%)     max: 243 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 76.8     avg: 95.8     median: 95.3 (16%)     max: 112 Watt
min: 98.4     avg: 98.9     median: 98.9 (17%)     max: 99.4 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 75.3     avg: 85.7     median: 85.8 (18%)     max: 93 Watt
min: 98.6     avg: 98.8     median: 98.8 (21%)     max: 98.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 9.51     avg: 10.4     median: 10.5 (12%)     max: 11.1 Points per Watt
min: 13.5     avg: 13.8     median: 13.8 (16%)     max: 14 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks Intel Xeon W-10855M → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10300H → 82% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-10870H → 112% n=2

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