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At the top of the new processors we find the Core I9-10980HK, an eight-core monster with hyperthreading and turbo boost to 5.3 gigahertz. It is the first mobile processor to reach over the 5.0 gigahertz mark.
All six processors this time have hyperthreading for better multi-threaded performance – presumably to fare better in comparisons with AMD. They also support ddr4-2933 memory and a power of 45 watts.
Interestingly, none of the processors have built-in graphics circuitry. Intel’s head of premium and gaming laptops Fredrik Hamberger says the target audience is gamers and creative professions, who expect discrete graphics cards (from AMD or Nvidia, although Intel doesn’t mention them).
- Core I9-10989HK – 2.4 gigahertz base clock; 5.3 gigahertz turbo; 8 cores (16 threads); 16 megabytes of cache.
- Core I7-10875H – 2.3 gigahertz base clock; 5.1 gigahertz turbo; 8 cores (16 threads); 16 megabytes of cache.
- Core I7-10850H – 2.7 gigahertz base clock; 5.1 gigahertz turbo; 6 cores (12 threads); 12 megabytes of cache.
- Core I7-10750H – 2.6 gigahertz base clock; 5.0 gigahertz turbo; 6 cores (12 threads); 12 megabytes of cache.
- Core I5-10400H – 2.6 gigahertz base clock; 4.6 gigahertz turbo; 4 cores (8 threads); 8 megabytes of cache.
- Core I5-10300H – 2.5 gigahertz base clock; 4.5 gigahertz turbo; 4 cores (8 threads); 8 megabytes of cache.
The processors are used together with the new HM470 chipset which, among other things, has built-in Wifi 6 Gig Plus and dual thunderbolt 3 control circuits for up to four thunderbolt 3 connectors.
Intel says that over a hundred new laptops from various manufacturers using Comet Lake-H are on the way, and the first will start shipping on April 15.