The Comet Lake-H doesn’t offer much innovation, essentially the processor core and integrated graphics controller are unchanged from its predecessor.
Intel has announced 10th-generation, standard-power mobile Core processors that will build on a chip codenamed Comet Lake-H on a 14nm node. Compared to the Coffee Lake-H option, no dramatic innovations are to be expected, basically the turbo has improved somewhat, so machines designed with the right power supply can cross the 5 GHz clock for a few seconds. The integrated graphics driver hasn't changed, and so have the processor cores. At this level, however, an innovation is the deployment of the 400 control bridge as part of the platform, which has an integrated Wi-Fi 6 module in addition to the essential components required. All you need to do is buy an external companion RF module from Intel for wireless communication to work.
Intel Comet Lake-H (source: Intel) (+)
The parameters for the company's new standard mobile Core processors are detailed in the table below:
|Type||Clock / Turbo / Maximum clock||Hyper-Threading||L3 cache||Consumption (cTDP)||UHD Graphics 630 base / turbo clock|
|i9-10980HK ++ (8-core)||2.4 / 5.1 / 5.3 GHz||there is||16 MB||45 W (65 W)||350/1250 MHz|
|i7-10875H (8 core)||2.3 / 4.9 / 5.1 GHz||there is||16 MB||45 W||350/1200 MHz|
|i7-10850H + (6 mag)||2.7 / 4.9 / 5.1 GHz||there is||12 MB||45 W||350/1150 MHz|
|i7-10750H (6 core)||2.6 / 4.8 / 5 GHz||there is||12 MB||45 W||350/1150 MHz|
|i5-10400H (4 core)||2.6 / 4.6 / – GHz||there is||8 MB||45 W||350/1100 MHz|
|i5-10300H (4 core)||2.5 / 4.5 / – GHz||there is||8 MB||45 W||350/1050 MHz|
Recent enhancements, like the previous generation, offer 16 PCI Express 3.0 channels in the same way, and the dual-channel DDR4 memory controller has not been modified, the latter handles modules with an effective clock speed of up to 2933 MHz. Optane is supported on all models, but it’s important to highlight a few things about the turbo clock. Each processor also has a maximum clock that can take effect if the notebook is prepared to support Thermal Velocity Boost. This is a matter of individual decision, as you also need the right technical background. For example, for the fastest Core i9 model, manufacturers have to calculate that two cores can reach 5.3 GHz if they provide 135 watts of power. Obviously, this is not easy to implement within a notebook, so ultimately it will be up to the partner to decide how much of the maximum clock signals in the specification can be realized within a given system.
Additional additives are marked “+” and “++”. These mean that specific models are free of multipliers, although the former is only limited. All of this is really interesting for manufacturers because they have the ability to configure their own designs so they can actually apply some factory tuning. This is also helped by the configurable power consumption for the fastest Core i9 model.
Being mobile solutions, there is no list price, but that would be irrelevant anyway, as they will only be available in full notebooks thanks to their BGA enclosures. Intel has already begun shipping the processors detailed above.