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Intel Core i9-10980HK vs Intel Core i5-10400H vs Intel Core i5-10500H

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 i5-10500H

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The Intel Core i5-10500H is a fast processor for laptops with six cores based on the Comet Lake-H series (4th generation of Skylake architecture). The processor clocks at between 2.5 and 4.5 GHz and can execute up to twelve threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured on a 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.

Performance

The average 10500H in our database matches AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, a much less power-hungry processor, in multi-thread performance making the former a somewhat underwhelming option as far as H-class processors go. Still, this Core i5 won't look out of place in a budget gaming laptop or a decent office mini-PC.

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. Laptop manufacturers are free to reduce that value slightly, 35 W being the lower limit, resulting in corresponding clock speed and performance changes. The CPU is made with a fairly old (as of early 2023) 14 nm process making for subpar energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Core i9-10980HKIntel Core i5-10400HIntel Core i5-10500H
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 i5-10500H « 2.5 - 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
Clock2400 - 5300 MHz2600 - 4600 MHz2500 - 4500 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB256 KB384 KB
L2 Cache2 MB1 MB153 KB
L3 Cache16 MB8 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 164 / 86 / 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, 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 i5-10400HIntel Comet Lake i5-10500H

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 - i5-10500H
40.7 pt (46%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 9597     avg: 10605     median: 10590.5 (17%)     max: 11641 Points
min: 6820     avg: 7104     median: 7103.5 (12%)     max: 7387 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1228     avg: 1277     median: 1287 (57%)     max: 1305 Points
min: 1158     avg: 1160     median: 1159.5 (51%)     max: 1161 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 465     avg: 488.2     median: 489 (56%)     max: 507 Points
471 Points (54%)
min: 446     avg: 448     median: 448 (51%)     max: 450 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3526     avg: 3933     median: 3883 (16%)     max: 4487 Points
1924 Points (8%)
min: 2842     avg: 2919     median: 2919 (12%)     max: 2996 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1606     avg: 1739     median: 1737 (18%)     max: 1862 Points
796 Points (8%)
min: 1209     avg: 1249     median: 1249 (13%)     max: 1289 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 198     avg: 206.7     median: 206 (63%)     max: 219 Points
192 Points (59%)
min: 184.5     avg: 186.3     median: 186.3 (57%)     max: 188 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.6 Points (14%)
13.8 Points (20%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
2.1 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7403 Points (60%)
7109 Points (58%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
25731 Points (29%)
37125 Points (42%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
801 s (9%)
281 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
24.9 s (5%)
9.1 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6869 Points (40%)
4115 Points (24%)
6194 Points (36%)
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: 33075     avg: 33445     median: 33445 (21%)     max: 33815 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: 4874     avg: 4886     median: 4885.5 (58%)     max: 4897 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
98.2 fps (36%)
49.1 fps (18%)
77.8 fps (28%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
238.5 fps (56%)
191.4 fps (45%)
227.5 fps (53%)
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: 9.31     avg: 9.5     median: 9.5 (20%)     max: 9.73 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.1 GB/s (0%)
0.6 GB/s (0%)
0.6 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.8 GB/s (0%)
0.9 GB/s (0%)
0.9 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
10.1 GB/s (0%)
5.3 GB/s (0%)
4.1 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 239     avg: 277.4     median: 279 (2%)     max: 299 Seconds
565 Seconds (4%)
min: 382     avg: 385.5     median: 385.5 (3%)     max: 389 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: 0.634     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.645 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 13573     avg: 13765     median: 13765 (29%)     max: 13957 Points
9578 Points (20%)
11157 Points (24%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.8 s (2%)
8.1 s (2%)
8.6 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.2 s (1%)
19.1 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
449 s (2%)
484.5 s (2%)
485.6 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: 11219     avg: 12299     median: 12299 (34%)     max: 13379 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
67714 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 14150     avg: 15807     median: 16163 (41%)     max: 17016 Points
min: 10881     avg: 11086     median: 11085.5 (28%)     max: 11290 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 19789     avg: 21270     median: 21190.5 (39%)     max: 22476 Points
min: 16551     avg: 17052     median: 17051.5 (31%)     max: 17552 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 8448     avg: 9352     median: 9439 (47%)     max: 10020 Points
min: 6016     avg: 6390     median: 6389.5 (32%)     max: 6763 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: 1181     avg: 1202     median: 1205.5 (52%)     max: 1214 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: 5550     avg: 6139     median: 6332 (22%)     max: 6340 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1222     avg: 1317     median: 1349 (6%)     max: 1380 Points
1200 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7597     avg: 7969     median: 8010 (25%)     max: 8300 Points
6233 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5615     avg: 5935     median: 5971 (62%)     max: 6218 Points
5501 Points (57%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 29927     avg: 31196     median: 30973 (35%)     max: 32688 Points
25696 Points (29%)
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%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 722     avg: 748     median: 745 (1%)     max: 764 ms
787 ms (1%)
min: 813     avg: 819     median: 818.5 (1%)     max: 824 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
57793 Points (60%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 232     avg: 242.9     median: 243 (62%)     max: 252 Points
min: 218     avg: 223.5     median: 223.5 (57%)     max: 229 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: 93.3     avg: 99.2     median: 99.2 (17%)     max: 105 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: 105.9     avg: 115.5     median: 115.5 (24%)     max: 125 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
7.8 Watt (20%)
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: 10.3     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (13%)     max: 11.4 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 i5-10500H → 82% n=22

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