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Intel Core i9-10980HK vs Intel Core i5-10400H vs Intel Core i7-10850H

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 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

This Core i7 has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 45 W, a value that can be reduced to as low as 35 W if so required resulting in lower clock speeds and lower performance. i7-10850H is manufactured on an old 14 nm process for subpar energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Core i9-10980HKIntel Core i5-10400HIntel 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 i9-10980HK « 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 i7-10850H « 2.7 - 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
Clock2400 - 5300 MHz2600 - 4600 MHz2700 - 5100 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB256 KB384 KB
L2 Cache2 MB1 MB1.5 MB
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 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$583 U.S.$395 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Comet Lake i9-10980HKIntel Comet Lake i5-10400HIntel Comet Lake i7-10850H

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 - i7-10850H
41.3 pt (46%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 9597     avg: 10605     median: 10590.5 (17%)     max: 11641 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1228     avg: 1277     median: 1287 (57%)     max: 1305 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 465     avg: 488.2     median: 489 (56%)     max: 507 Points
471 Points (54%)
494 Points (57%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3526     avg: 3933     median: 3883 (16%)     max: 4487 Points
1924 Points (8%)
2636 Points (11%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1606     avg: 1739     median: 1737 (18%)     max: 1862 Points
796 Points (8%)
1232 Points (13%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 198     avg: 206.7     median: 206 (63%)     max: 219 Points
192 Points (59%)
203 Points (62%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.6 Points (14%)
12.2 Points (17%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
2.3 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7403 Points (60%)
7653 Points (62%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
25731 Points (29%)
34586 Points (39%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
801 s (9%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
24.9 s (5%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6869 Points (40%)
4115 Points (24%)
5519 Points (32%)
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%)
30988 MIPS (19%)
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%)
5241 MIPS (63%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
98.2 fps (36%)
49.1 fps (18%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
238.5 fps (56%)
191.4 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%)
8.4 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.1 GB/s (0%)
0.6 GB/s (0%)
0.8 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.8 GB/s (0%)
0.9 GB/s (0%)
1.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
10.1 GB/s (0%)
5.3 GB/s (0%)
7.8 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 239     avg: 277.4     median: 279 (2%)     max: 299 Seconds
565 Seconds (4%)
425 Seconds (3%)
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%)
0.6 sec (13%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 13573     avg: 13765     median: 13765 (29%)     max: 13957 Points
9578 Points (20%)
9471 Points (20%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.8 s (2%)
8.1 s (2%)
7.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.2 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
449 s (2%)
484.5 s (2%)
431.6 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%)
10694 Points (29%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
67714 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 14150     avg: 15807     median: 16163 (41%)     max: 17016 Points
7254 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 19789     avg: 21270     median: 21190.5 (39%)     max: 22476 Points
14601 Points (27%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 8448     avg: 9352     median: 9439 (47%)     max: 10020 Points
4313 Points (21%)
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%)
1305 Points (56%)
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%)
5753 Points (20%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1222     avg: 1317     median: 1349 (6%)     max: 1380 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7597     avg: 7969     median: 8010 (25%)     max: 8300 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
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 29927     avg: 31196     median: 30973 (35%)     max: 32688 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%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 722     avg: 748     median: 745 (1%)     max: 764 ms
787 ms (1%)
737 ms (1%)
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
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 139     avg: 149.5     median: 149.5 (26%)     max: 160 Watt
67.4 Watt (12%)
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%)
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%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-10980HK → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10400H → 72% n=20

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-10850H → 83% n=20

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