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World’s first 6-core 8-thread CPU? Intel scrambles hexacore i5-10500H to tackle Renoir

Intel’s i5-10500H looks to be a preemptive strike on Renoir (Image source: Intel)
Intel’s i5-10500H looks to be a preemptive strike on Renoir (Image source: Intel)
According to a 3DMark page leaked by tipster @TUM_APISAK, Intel may be prepping a 6-core, 8-thread i5-10500H to take on AMD’s Renoir Ryzen 4000 competition in the notebook space.

Intel has evidently been rattled by the impending launch of AMD's "Renoir" Ryzen 4000 mobile parts. Earlier rumours indicated that Comet Lake H parts may be arriving earlier than expected to counter the Ryzen 4000 launch.

Today, though, tipster @TUM_APISAK was spotted sharing something even more interesting: Intel might be upping the core count across the board on Comet Lake H. An alleged Comet Lake H i5-10500H was spotted on 3DMark with 6 cores. What’s surprising is that the listing mentions the CPU having 8 threads. This is likely an erroneous listing, but if it’s true, it could mean that the i5-10500 is the world’s first 6-core, 8-thread processor. The alleged i5-10500H features a stock clock of 2.5 GHz, according to 3DMark. We expect the typical all-core boost to be in the mid-3 GHz range, though.

The i5-10500H would offer performance that's nearly on par with the i7-10750H, a 6 core 12 thread part. But what exactly will the i5-10500H be up against, though? Direct competition will come from the Ryzen 5 4600H, a 6-core 12-thread 7nm part.

Considering that the Ryzen 4600H isn't far behind in terms of IPC, the Comet Lake i5-10500H's performance relative to it will largely be determined by sustained all-core clocks. The Ryzen 7 4800H, with 8 cores and 16 threads will almost certain demolish the i5-10500H, though it'll likely cost a good bit more, too.

Details (and official confirmation) for the i5-10500H are thin on the ground for now. We'll update you as soon as we hear more.

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-01-31 (Update: 2020-01-31)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.