Comet Lake notebook processors will increase clock speeds in the same way as Intel desktop processors.
New generation processors are promised according to leaked presentation material 5.3 Gigahertz boost clock rate, provided the unit has sufficient cooling capacity. The Intel Core i9-10980HK is the flagship of the collection, with eight cores and sixteen threads. The high 5.3 gigahertz, likely short-lived clock rate is due to Intel's Thermal Velocity Boost overclocking feature, which is being added to desktop processors as well as desktop processors based on leakage data. The feature has previously been part of some Core 9000 series mobile processors.
These processors are likely to have a TDP of 45 watts again, and will be seen mainly in bulky notebooks primarily for desktop use. The likely Intel Core i7 processor in the series is also about to gain a feature that raises its clock speed to more than 5 gigahertz at least momentarily. The release of the new processors is expected to coincide with Nvidia's new notebook-based graphics cards on April 2.