We have been fairly disenchanted by Intel’s revelations on the current CES 2020 occasion, when it comes to what was lacking on the desktop entrance – however one factor the chip large did reveal was highly effective next-gen Comet Lake-H processors for laptops, and now some spec particulars have been spilled on the flagship chip.
That is the Intel Core i9-10980HK, with the alleged particulars of the CPU being shared on Twitter by that veritable fountain of leaks TUM_APISAK, courtesy of Geekbench outcomes.
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Based on these benchmarks, then – assuming they’re real after all – the 10980HK will run with 8-cores (16-threads) with a base clock of three.1GHz and Turbo as much as 4.98GHz (at the least based on one of many leads to the latter case – though one other benchmark has it pegged at 4.38GHz Turbo).
Now, as Tom’s Hardware highlights, Intel did truly promise at CES that the Comet Lake-H flagship Core i9 providing would comfortably exceed 5GHz (which, in any case, is the rated Turbo velocity of the present 9980HK chip – and that arguably calls for to be overwhelmed).
So the increase leads to these benchmarks aren’t indicative of what Intel may obtain, as might be seen within the extensive variation in them – these are merely the best speeds reached through the respective benchmarks. And the completed silicon might carry out higher anyway, after all.
Or certainly might this maybe be a barely worrying indication that perhaps Intel received’t blast previous 5GHz as simply because it appeared to be hinting at CES? (Keep in mind that the chip large additionally promised that next-gen Core i7 chips would truly surpass 5GHz, so provided that, Core i9 would undoubtedly must go additional).
At any charge, maybe a extra attention-grabbing result’s the bottom clock of three.1GHz right here, which is significantly greater than the two.4GHz of the 9980HK.
The extent of increase velocity reached will naturally be extremely depending on the design, construct and cooling of the host laptop computer – and so whereas these monster headline Turbo clocks might look extraordinarily spectacular, it’s actually how they carry out in actual world utilization which is necessary. If you happen to can solely get that increase for very quick occasions as a result of energy and warmth points concerned, then it’s not notably helpful.
Nonetheless, we shouldn’t get carried away with hypothesis at this level, however it’s changing into obvious that Intel is having to push more and more onerous with its silicon – uncomfortably so in some instances – to maintain up with AMD’s progress.
At CES, AMD revealed its new Ryzen 4000 cell chips, and these look to be spectacular choices, so Intel wants to verify its Core i9-10980HK and different Comet Lake-H choices are as much as the problem.
The brand new Intel cell processors are anticipated to begin delivery this quarter, so earlier than the tip of March. Ryzen 4000 processors ought to begin popping up in laptops within the subsequent couple of months, and if early leaks are something to go by, AMD’s cell chips are closing in on desktop ranges of energy.
The significance of this battle of next-gen pocket book processors can’t be underestimated for Intel, as a result of it definitely can’t afford to lose its dominant place in laptops – after having been overrun on the desktop CPU facet by Ryzen.