Intel Core i7-10870H vs Intel Core i7-10750H
Intel Core i7-10870H► remove from comparison
The Intel Core i7-10870H is a high-end processor for laptops with eight cores based on the Comet Lake architecture (CML-H, 4th generation of Skylake). The processor clocks at between 2.2 and 5 GHz (4.2 with all 8 cores, 4.8 GHz without Thermal Velocity boost) and can execute up to sixteen threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The processor is still manufactured on the old 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the predecessors, the Comet Lake-H series CPUs offer only increased clock rates. Compared to the faster Core i7-10875H, the 10870H's base clock and Boost clock are both 100 MHz slower.
The Comet Lake architecture is similar to Coffee Lake and offers the same features and is produced in the same 14 nm 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 i7-10870H does not support the vPro, TXT and SIPP management features unlike the i7-10875H.
The performance of the Core i7-10870H should be somewhere around the older Core i9-9880H. Thanks to the 8 cores and high Turbo speeds, even demanding applications should run very good on the CPU. However, long term performance will depend on the laptop cooling system and TDP settings.
The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a similar performance as the UHD 630 in the Core i7-9880H. As a low-end solution it will only run current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.
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 reduced performance.
Intel Core i7-10750H► remove from comparison
The Intel Core i7-10750H is a high-end, 45 W processor designed for the larger laptops. The Comet Lake-H CPU was launched in mid-2020. It features six cores (twelve threads) running at 2.6 GHz Boosting up to 5 GHz (single-core Boost). The likely all-core Boost frequency is 4.3 GHz. Most of the specs are the same as the 10750H’s direct predecessor, the i7-9750H. The newer model has two advantages over its predecessor, in that its Boost frequency is somewhat higher and it also has a slightly improved memory controller that can now officially support memory clocked at 2,933 MHz, an upgrade over the 2,666 MHz limitation of the outgoing 9750H.
Comet Lake is a yet another revision of the dated Skylake architecture not unlike the previous Coffee Lake, Whiskey Lake, and Kaby Lake families for similar feature set and performance-per-MHz between the five. A Core i7-10750H is manufactured on the third-gen 14 nm Intel process that is no longer cutting-edge as AMD’s Ryzen 4000 processors are manufactured on the 7 nm TSMC process.
The hexa-core CPU is compatible with dual-channel DDR4-2933 RAM. It has support for PCI-Express 3.0 and Thunderbolt 3 but not the professional features (vPro, TXT, SIPP) unlike the Core i7-10850H. Both the CPU cores and the iGPU have access to 12 MB of L3 cache. A 10750H gets soldered to the motherboard (BGA1440 socket) and is pretty much impossible to replace.
Please go to this page for more information on the Comet Lake processor family.
Boost sustainability depends a lot on the cooling system performance as well as the TDP settings. The average 10750H from our database is as fast as the Core i7-8559U and Ryzen 7 3700X in single-core benchmarks, while multi-core testing reveals the CPU to be similar to the Ryzen 5 5500U and Ryzen 5 5600H. As of mid-2021, the i7 is fast enough for any task, gaming included.
We've known the Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU for a while. This is the same iGPU the Core i7-9750H and Core i7-8750H processors had. In the case of an i7-10750H, the 24 EU iGPU is clocked at 350 MHz to 1,150 MHz. It supports up to 3 monitors with resolutions of up to 4096 by 2304 and the built-in video decoder can handle the AVC, HEVC, VP9 video streams but not the newer AV1 codec. This is not a gaming GPU as it is not fast enough to handle most AAA titles released in 2020. FRAPS reports 17 fps when running Escape from Tarkov at 720p (low quality preset), to give you an example.
The energy efficiency is not great as the 14 nm manufacturing process is very old by now. While the default TDP value of the i7 is 45 watts, the actual consumption when under load will be significantly higher than this. A Core i7-10750H is a good fit for the larger laptops, since a high-performance cooling system is a must. OEMs can choose to set the TDP to 35 watts instead of the 45 watts for lighter and leaner designs but the base as well as the Boost clock speeds will take a hit as a result.
|Intel Core i7-10870H||Intel Core i7-10750H|
|Intel Comet Lake||Intel Comet Lake|
|Comet Lake-H||Comet Lake-H|
|Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-H|
|2200 - 5000 MHz||2600 - 5000 MHz|
|512 KB||384 KB|
|2 MB||1.5 MB|
|16 MB||12 MB|
|8 / 16||6 / 12|
|100 °C||100 °C|
|Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI||Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI|
|iGPU||Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)||Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)|
|Intel Comet Lake i7-10870H||Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H|