The whole world’s getting ready for 5 G connectivity. The smartphones are getting smarter day by day, the game consoles are getting sharper. So, why wouldn’t processors become lightning-fast? And that’s just what Intel has done with the launch of its highly awaited 10th Gen Comet Lake H-series mobile processors, packing more power into laptops than ever before. They are the most highly clocked CPUs we’ve seen so far from Intel, with the premium eight-core, sixteen-thread Core i9-0980HK processor turbocharging all the way up to a staggering 5.3GHz-a 300MHz leap over the previous generation equivalent.
Before we take a deeper look at what makes these 10th generation processors stand out from their predecessors, let’s take a closer look at the whole lineup of new processors:
The latest processors are part of the Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 series, which will provide performance boost across the board for laptops, except budget ones. This also makes it the most thorough update from Intel, which has upgraded almost all the essential elements of the system.
Compared to a three-year-old CPU, the current Core i9-10980HK provides up to 54 percent more frames per second of gameplay. The overall efficiency is up to 44 percent faster with up to twice the speed of 4 K video rendering and export. The Core i7-10750H process is equally impressive with up to 44 percent more frames per second in gaming, up to 33 percent improved overall performance and up to 70 percent faster 4 K video export capability.
Such findings came in modern games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Total War Three Kingdoms, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Far Cry 5, with both tests conducted at 1080p. These are some of the most CPU-intensive games available, so it’ll be fun to see what the output difference looks like across a broader variety of games.
Intel seems to have kept its promise from CES 2020 by breaking the 5GHz threshold in the latest 10th generation CPUs without even needing to pay for updates. The new six-and eight-core processors can reach up to a staggering 5.1 GHz on a single core with an octa-core i9 up to an amazing 5.3 GHz, now that’s a lot of firepower in a processor.
The goal is very clear. These chips are designed to play in the 5G era and become workhorse machines in a small to medium-sized office set-up. Intel is now competing directly with AMD’s recent 4000-series Ryzen mobile processors, which also deliver up to eight cores but with a higher clock speed of 4.4 GHz. However, AMD is more powerful because of the 7nm architecture it uses.
The new 10th Gen H-series processors do have features such as the Thermal Velocity Boost that can boost clock speeds up to 200MHz if the CPU temperature is below 65 degrees Celsius, but this will only be available in the i7 and i9 models.
All new chips would accommodate DDR4-2933 memory, and the Adaptix Dynamic Tuning would harvest as much power as possible depending on the system’s real-time thermal variables. Such new chips are already available via selected notebooks from Razer, ASUS and Acer.