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Intel Core i9-10980HK vs Intel Core i5-10400H vs Intel Core i5-10300H

Intel Core i9-10980HK

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The Intel Core i9-10980HK 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 2.4 and 5.3 GHz (all 8 cores up to 4.4 GHz) and can execute up to sixteen threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The 5.3 GHz can be only achieved below 65°C core temperature (Thermal Velocity Boost), between 65 and 85°C, 5.2 GHz are the maximum and above that 5.1 with restrictions (Turbo Boost 3.0).

The processor is still manufactured in the old 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the predecessor, the Core i9-9980HK, the 10980HK probably offers only increased base clock rates (and maybe multi core turbo clocks). Thanks to the free multiplicator, the CPU can also be easily overclocked (but may not have much headroom).

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 i7-10750H supports no vPro, TXT or SIPP. These business features are available in the similar (and later released) Core i9-10885H (2.4 - 5.3 GHz).

Performance

The performance of the Core i9-10980HK should be higher than the old Core i9-9980HK (2.4 - 5 GHz) thanks to the increased turbo clock speeds. 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. At the time of announcement, the i9-10980HK is the fastest Comet Lake-H CPU and fastest laptop CPU on the market. 

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a similar performance as the UHD630 in the Core i7-9980HK. 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 i9 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.

Beware, the CPU was not yet released at the time of writing and the information is based on leaks and early information.

Intel Core i5-10400H

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The Intel Core i5-10400H 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 2.6 and 4.6 GHz (up to 4.4 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. 

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 i5-10400H supports the management features vPro, TXT and SIPP. 

Performance

The performance should be slightly better than the old Core i7-8809G (Quad-Core 3.1 - 4.2) which was the fastest mobile quad core by Intel.

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

Intel specifies the TDP with 45 watts and therefore the i5 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.

ModelIntel Core i9-10980HKIntel Core i5-10400HIntel Core i5-10300H
SeriesIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-HComet Lake-HComet Lake-H
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-H
Intel Core i9-10980HK « 2.4 - 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 i5-10300H2.5 - 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 i5-10400H « 2.6 - 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
Clock2400 - 5300 MHz2600 - 4600 MHz2500 - 4500 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache2 MB1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache16 MB8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 164 / 84 / 8
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, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1250 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1050 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$583 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Comet Lake i9-10980HKIntel Comet Lake i5-10400H

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-10980HK
46.8 pt (52%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10400H
37.1 pt (42%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10300H
38 pt (43%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 9597     avg: 10605     median: 10590.5 (17%)     max: 11641 Points
min: 4621     avg: 4864     median: 4863.5 (8%)     max: 5106 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1228     avg: 1277     median: 1287 (57%)     max: 1305 Points
min: 1095     avg: 1121     median: 1121 (49%)     max: 1147 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 465     avg: 488.2     median: 489 (56%)     max: 507 Points
471 Points (54%)
min: 312     avg: 443.5     median: 455.5 (52%)     max: 470 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3526     avg: 3933     median: 3883 (16%)     max: 4487 Points
1924 Points (8%)
min: 1397     avg: 2037     median: 2113.5 (9%)     max: 2240 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1606     avg: 1739     median: 1737 (18%)     max: 1862 Points
796 Points (8%)
min: 536     avg: 825     median: 892 (9%)     max: 921 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 198     avg: 206.7     median: 206 (63%)     max: 219 Points
192 Points (59%)
min: 108     avg: 174     median: 186 (57%)     max: 194 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.6 Points (14%)
min: 9.87     avg: 10     median: 10.1 (14%)     max: 10.06 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
min: 2.05     avg: 2.1     median: 2.2 (7%)     max: 2.17 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7403 Points (60%)
min: 6867     avg: 7056     median: 7130 (58%)     max: 7170 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
25731 Points (29%)
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 *
801 s (9%)
215.2 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
24.9 s (5%)
7.1 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6869 Points (40%)
4115 Points (24%)
4825 Points (28%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 43786     avg: 47126     median: 47455 (29%)     max: 49275 MIPS
23136 MIPS (14%)
min: 15146     avg: 23257     median: 24259 (15%)     max: 24841 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5081     avg: 5386     median: 5437 (65%)     max: 5542 MIPS
4766 MIPS (57%)
min: 2945     avg: 4708     median: 4903 (59%)     max: 4956 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
98.2 fps (36%)
49.1 fps (18%)
53.3 fps (19%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
238.5 fps (56%)
191.4 fps (45%)
190.2 fps (45%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 12     avg: 13     median: 13 (28%)     max: 14.6 fps
6.1 fps (13%)
min: 6.13     avg: 7.1     median: 7.3 (16%)     max: 7.78 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.1 GB/s (0%)
0.6 GB/s (0%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.8 GB/s (0%)
0.9 GB/s (0%)
0.7 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
10.1 GB/s (0%)
5.3 GB/s (0%)
3.1 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 239     avg: 277.4     median: 279 (2%)     max: 299 Seconds
565 Seconds (4%)
min: 478.9     avg: 515     median: 514 (4%)     max: 555 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.561     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (12%)     max: 0.596 sec
0.6 sec (14%)
min: 0.625     avg: 0.7     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 1.088 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 13573     avg: 13765     median: 13765 (29%)     max: 13957 Points
9578 Points (20%)
min: 9731     avg: 9744     median: 9744 (21%)     max: 9757 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.8 s (2%)
8.1 s (2%)
8.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.2 s (1%)
19.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
449 s (2%)
484.5 s (2%)
516 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 54332     avg: 56780     median: 56779.5 (53%)     max: 59227 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 13629     avg: 16455     median: 16268 (45%)     max: 19000 Points
8007 Points (22%)
min: 8554     avg: 9719     median: 9884.5 (27%)     max: 10909 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
67714 Points (57%)
min: 38284     avg: 60059     median: 63707 (54%)     max: 63995 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 14150     avg: 15807     median: 16163 (41%)     max: 17016 Points
min: 8220     avg: 8936     median: 9017.5 (23%)     max: 9305 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 19789     avg: 21270     median: 21190.5 (39%)     max: 22476 Points
min: 12298     avg: 12919     median: 13016 (24%)     max: 13267 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 8448     avg: 9352     median: 9439 (47%)     max: 10020 Points
min: 3772     avg: 4678     median: 4684 (23%)     max: 5600 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1283     avg: 1339     median: 1347.5 (58%)     max: 1401 Points
1245 Points (54%)
min: 703     avg: 1164     median: 1205 (52%)     max: 1241 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7634     avg: 8175     median: 8155.5 (28%)     max: 8666 Points
4332 Points (15%)
min: 2783     avg: 4338     median: 4399 (15%)     max: 4728 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1222     avg: 1317     median: 1349 (6%)     max: 1380 Points
min: 1121     avg: 1175     median: 1172.5 (5%)     max: 1234 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7597     avg: 7969     median: 8010 (25%)     max: 8300 Points
min: 3887     avg: 4333     median: 4365 (14%)     max: 4713 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5615     avg: 5935     median: 5971 (62%)     max: 6218 Points
min: 4844     avg: 5198     median: 5199 (54%)     max: 5549 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 29927     avg: 31196     median: 30973 (35%)     max: 32688 Points
min: 15448     avg: 17203     median: 17278 (19%)     max: 18807 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
5687 Points (88%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
30205 Points (74%)
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - PerformanceTest 9.0 CPU Mark
12111 Points (63%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 722     avg: 748     median: 745 (1%)     max: 764 ms
787 ms (1%)
min: 812     avg: 872     median: 824 (1%)     max: 1366 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
57793 Points (60%)
min: 36854     avg: 47282     median: 48896 (51%)     max: 51952 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 232     avg: 242.9     median: 243 (62%)     max: 252 Points
min: 134     avg: 206.2     median: 210.5 (53%)     max: 231 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 139     avg: 149.5     median: 149.5 (26%)     max: 160 Watt
67.4 Watt (12%)
min: 76.8     avg: 95.8     median: 95.3 (16%)     max: 112 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 147     avg: 170.5     median: 170.5 (36%)     max: 194 Watt
75.9 Watt (16%)
min: 75.3     avg: 85.7     median: 85.8 (18%)     max: 93 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 9.05     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (12%)     max: 11.4 Points per Watt
10.5 Points per Watt (12%)
min: 9.51     avg: 10.4     median: 10.5 (12%)     max: 11.1 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-10980HK → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10400H → 72% n=22

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10300H → 71% n=22

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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