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Intel Core i7-10875H vs Intel Core i7-10870H vs Intel Core i7-10850H

Intel Core i7-10875H

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The Intel Core i7-10875H 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 2.3 and 5.1 GHz (4.3 with all 8 cores, 4.9 without Thermal Velocity boost) and can execute up to sixteen threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The processor is still manufactured in the old 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the predecessors, the Comet Lake-H series CPUs offer only increased clock rates.

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 i7-10875H supports the management features vPro, TXT and SIPP. 

Performance

The performance of the Core i7-10875H 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 is always depending on the laptop cooling system and system configuration.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a similar performance as the UHD630 in the Core i7-9880H. 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 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-core benchmarks; it is noticeably faster than the outgoing Core i9-9880H and is thus absolutely capable of handling any tasks that require 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.

While this is a good laptop-grade processor, AMD's 7 nm offerings (we are looking at you, Ryzen 7 4800H) are even better in that they deliver higher performance while consuming less energy.

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 long-term Power Limit) that can be set to 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.

Intel Core i7-10850H

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The Intel Core i7-10850H 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 2.7 and 5.1 GHz (with Thermal Velocity Boost and Turbo Boost 3.0). Using only Turbo Boost 3.0 (when the temperatures don't allow the the Thermal Velocity Boost) a single core can reach 4.9 GHz. All six cores can reach 4.4 GHz. The processor is still manufactured on the old 14nm (14nm++) process. 

The Comet Lake architecture is similar to Coffee Lake and offers the same features and is produced on 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 i7-10850H supports the management features vPro, TXT and SIPP. 

Performance

The average 10850H in our database proves to be a somewhat disappointing CPU, only matching Intel Core i5-10500H and AMD Ryzen 5 5500U in multi-thread performance. While the Core i7 will have no trouble running any app or any game you can download in 2020 and 2021, there are better options out there.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a similar performance as the UHD 630 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-10875HIntel Core i7-10870HIntel Core i7-10850H
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 / 1616 MB
Intel Xeon W-10885M2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-10885H2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-10880H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
» Intel Core i7-10875H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-10870H2.2 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Xeon W-10855M2.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10850H2.7 - 5.1 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10750H2.6 - 5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-10500H2.5 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-10400H2.6 - 4.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10300H2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10200H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i9-10980HK2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Xeon W-10885M2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-10885H2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-10880H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-10875H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
» Intel Core i7-10870H2.2 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Xeon W-10855M2.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10850H2.7 - 5.1 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10750H2.6 - 5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-10500H2.5 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-10400H2.6 - 4.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10300H2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10200H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i9-10980HK2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Xeon W-10885M2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-10885H2.4 - 5.3 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-10880H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-10875H2.3 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-10870H2.2 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Xeon W-10855M2.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 1212 MB
» Intel Core i7-10850H2.7 - 5.1 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10750H2.6 - 5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-10500H2.5 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-10400H2.6 - 4.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10300H2.5 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10200H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Clock2300 - 5100 MHz2200 - 5000 MHz2700 - 5100 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache2 MB2 MB1.5 MB
L3 Cache16 MB16 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 166 / 12
TDP45 Watt45 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1440FCBGA1440FCBGA1440
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, Hyper-Threading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$450 U.S.$395 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Comet Lake i7-10875HIntel Comet Lake i7-10870HIntel Comet Lake i7-10850H

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-10875H
50.8 pt (60%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-10870H
50.5 pt (59%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-10850H
45.6 pt (54%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 5135     avg: 8108     median: 8889.5 (15%)     max: 9809 Points
min: 8250     avg: 9594     median: 9892.5 (16%)     max: 10450 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1100     avg: 1222     median: 1241.5 (62%)     max: 1270 Points
min: 1177     avg: 1223     median: 1226 (61%)     max: 1253 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 430     avg: 485.9     median: 483.5 (62%)     max: 524 Points
min: 460     avg: 473.6     median: 473.5 (61%)     max: 484 Points
494 Points (64%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1986     avg: 3455     median: 3391.5 (14%)     max: 4176 Points
min: 3027     avg: 3588     median: 3632 (15%)     max: 4020 Points
2636 Points (11%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1003     avg: 1554     median: 1594.5 (16%)     max: 1833 Points
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min: 1336     avg: 1614     median: 1659 (17%)     max: 1740 Points
09018027036045054063072081090099010801170126013501440153016201710Tooltip
1232 Points (13%)
065130195260325390455520585650715780845910975104011051170Tooltip
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 190     avg: 203.6     median: 202 (69%)     max: 220 Points
min: 196     avg: 199.8     median: 200 (68%)     max: 204 Points
203 Points (70%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
18.7 Points (34%)
12.2 Points (23%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.4 Points (8%)
2.3 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7803 Points (70%)
7653 Points (68%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
44805 Points (61%)
34586 Points (47%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
7473 Points (43%)
5519 Points (32%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 29844     avg: 43117     median: 44947 (32%)     max: 49562 MIPS
min: 39581     avg: 44452     median: 44975.5 (32%)     max: 46708 MIPS
30988 MIPS (22%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5071     avg: 5360     median: 5319 (76%)     max: 5780 MIPS
min: 5145     avg: 5293     median: 5295.5 (76%)     max: 5429 MIPS
5241 MIPS (75%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
103 fps (47%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
242.4 fps (66%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 7.27     avg: 11.7     median: 12.1 (26%)     max: 14.1 fps