INTEL COMET LAKE H

Intel has finally formally announced the new 10 generation Comet Lake H mobile processors.

It will be interesting to see how the new Intel 10th Gen mobile processors are able to compete against AMD’s brand-new 7nm Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ processors that came out earlier this week.

The 10th Gen Intel Core mobile H-series processors consists of six 14nm parts and are offered in the usual  Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 performance classes. The core count on the Core i5 chips are 4-core, 8-thread and moving up to the Core i7 and Core i9 parts you’ll find 6-core, 12-thread and 8-core, 16-thread offerings.

Immediately the improvements in maximum core speeds and the larger L3 cache are the main features on tap.

Intel still dominates the laptop business and the new processors will be widely available this fall in new model machines.

The redesigned processors are largely fixed from the older ones. Hyperthreading security had to fixed after the Meltdown and Spectre bugs surfaced.

The support for DDR4-2933 will improve the performance considerably from last year’s machines.

The integration of the AX201 WiFi is an attractive solution to networking. The support for Thunderbolt 3 will provide 4 times more bandwidth over USB 3.1.

Support for discrete graphics will allow AMD and nVidia logic to be integrated into gaming class laptops.