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Intel Core i5-10200H vs Intel Core i7-10870H

Intel Core i5-10200H

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The Intel Core i5-10200H is a fast quad-core processor for laptops with four cores based on the Comet Lake-H series (4th generation of Skylake architecture). The processor clocks at between 2.4 and 4.1 GHz  and can execute up to eight threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured on 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 Core i5-10200H supports no vPro, TXT or SIPP. These business features are available in the faster (and later released) Core i5-10400H (2.6 - 4.6 GHz).

Performance

The performance is only minimal better than the Core i5-9300H thanks to the support for faster DDR4-2933 RAM. This means, the CPU is well suited for demanding tasks, although the faster versions offer a significantly higher Turbo Boost clock speed for faster single core execution. 

Power consumption

This 10th gen Comet Lake processor has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 45 W, a value that laptop manufacturers are allowed to reduce somewhat, 35 W being the lower limit. Doing so will result in lower clock speeds and lower performance. Either way, this CPU is too power-hungry to be used as the base of a passively cooled laptop.

Intel Core i5-10200H is built with an old, as of late 2022, 14 nm Intel process for subpar 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.

The 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 average 10870H in our database is close to the Ryzen 5 5600H and the Core i9-9980HK, as far as multi-thread banchmark scores are concerned. The i7 thus is absolutely capable of handling any task that requires significant processing muscle, as of late 2021.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term CPU power limit of 95 W, the MSI GE76 Raider 10UH is among the fastest laptops featuring the 10870H that we know of. It can be about 30% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system built around the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

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

The i7-10870H has a 45 W TDP (also known as the long-term Power Limit). Laptop makers are allowed to reduce that value somewhat, the lower limit being 35 W, with clock speeds and performance taking a hit as a result. As far as short-term loads are concerned, the CPU will happily consume 70 or even 100 W when Boosting, making quality active cooling solution a must.

This 10th generation Intel chip is manufactured on one of the old 14 nm Intel processes for low, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Core i5-10200HIntel Core i7-10870H
SeriesIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-HComet Lake-H
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-H
Intel Core i9-10980HK compare2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-10885M compare2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10885H compare2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10880H compare2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10875H compare2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10870H2.2 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10850H compare2.7 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-10855M compare2.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10750H compare2.6 - 5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10500H compare2.5 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10400H compare2.6 - 4.6 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10300H compare2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10200H « 2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10980HK compare2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-10885M compare2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10885H compare2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10880H compare2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10875H compare2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10870H « 2.2 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10850H compare2.7 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon W-10855M compare2.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10750H compare2.6 - 5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10500H compare2.5 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10400H compare2.6 - 4.6 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10300H compare2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10200H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Clock2400 - 4100 MHz2200 - 5000 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB512 KB
L2 Cache1 MB2 MB
L3 Cache8 MB16 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 88 / 16
TDP45 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1440BGA1440
FeaturesDDR4-2933 RAM, PCIe 3, 8 GT/s bus, MMX, BMI2, AES-NI, SSE4.1, ABM, VMX, EIST, RDRAND, SSE4.2, TM1, RDSEED, SSE, AVX, FMA, SMEP, TM2, SSE2, AVX2, ADX, SMAP, HT, SGX, SSE3, Turbo, SSSE3, MPX, SSTDDR4-2933 RAM, PCIe 3, 8 GT/s bus, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, VMX, SMEP, SMAP, MPX, EIST, TM1, TM2, Hyper-Threading, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SGX
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 610 (350 - 1050 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10200H
30.1 pt (42%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-10870H
35.5 pt (49%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
5372 Points (5%)
min: 8250     avg: 9594     median: 9892.5 (9%)     max: 10450 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1089 Points (46%)
min: 1177     avg: 1223     median: 1226 (52%)     max: 1253 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
419 Points (47%)
min: 460     avg: 473.6     median: 473.5 (53%)     max: 484 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
2082 Points (5%)
min: 3027     avg: 3588     median: 3632 (9%)     max: 4020 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
842 Points (5%)
min: 1336     avg: 1614     median: 1659 (10%)     max: 1740 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
171.6 Points (52%)
min: 196     avg: 199.8     median: 200 (60%)     max: 204 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
21148 MIPS (12%)
min: 39581     avg: 44452     median: 44975.5 (26%)     max: 46708 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4497 MIPS (54%)
min: 5145     avg: 5293     median: 5295.5 (63%)     max: 5429 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
6.5 fps (11%)
min: 10.7     avg: 12.2     median: 12.5 (22%)     max: 13.5 fps
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
515 Seconds (4%)
min: 272     avg: 297.6     median: 292 (2%)     max: 333 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.7 sec (15%)
min: 0.573     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.614 sec
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
6233 Points (17%)
min: 13753     avg: 15226     median: 15943 (43%)     max: 16331 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
51050 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 63612     avg: 64430     median: 63696 (54%)     max: 65981 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
7729 Points (20%)
min: 12985     avg: 14960     median: 15506 (39%)     max: 15719 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
10760 Points (19%)
min: 17337     avg: 19768     median: 20247 (36%)     max: 20886 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
3613 Points (15%)
min: 7603     avg: 8624     median: 8636.5 (36%)     max: 9627 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1093     avg: 1094     median: 1094 (46%)     max: 1095 Points
min: 1191     avg: 1273     median: 1282.5 (54%)     max: 1295 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3564     avg: 3845     median: 3845 (7%)     max: 4126 Points
min: 6403     avg: 7482     median: 7735.5 (14%)     max: 7882 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1264     avg: 1272     median: 1276 (6%)     max: 1277 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7678     avg: 7738     median: 7700 (24%)     max: 7837 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5311     avg: 5555     median: 5652 (56%)     max: 5703 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 30420     avg: 30536     median: 30578 (34%)     max: 30611 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
882 ms (1%)
min: 789     avg: 801     median: 796.5 (1%)     max: 861 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 53412     avg: 54494     median: 54493.5 (48%)     max: 55575 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
187.3 Points (39%)
min: 220     avg: 226.4     median: 225 (47%)     max: 243 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
99.5 Watt (17%)
min: 98.4     avg: 98.9     median: 98.9 (17%)     max: 99.4 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 98.6     avg: 98.8     median: 98.8 (18%)     max: 98.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
4.9 Watt (5%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
77 Points per Watt (57%)
min: 13.5     avg: 13.8     median: 13.8 (10%)     max: 14 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10200H → 100% n=19

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-10870H → 160% n=19

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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