Intel has announced six new Comet Lake-H 10th generation mobile processors that offer up to eight cores and 16 threads as well as a massive 5.3GHz peak boost frequency – the fastest of any Intel CPU to date – even faster than the desktop Core i9-9900KS – and the first mobile processors to top 5GHz.
The new CPUs, which still use Intel’s 14nm manufacturing process, will sit alongside Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, which are currently available in laptops, with more promised later this year under Intel’s Project Athena banner. Comet Lake-H, though, is focused on offering maximum gaming performance. In, fact, the flagship Core i9-10980HK has very similar specifications to Intel’s Core i9-9900K, with 16MB Smart Cache, eight cores and 16 threads.
Intel has announced six new 10th Generation mobile processors with up to eight cores, 16 threads and … [+]
That massive 5.3GHz figure comes courtesy of Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost, which factors in thermal headroom before lighting the afterburner and pushing the single-core boost frequency as high as possible towards that figure. In short, a lot will depend on a laptop’s ability to cool the CPU effectively and not all may reach this figure, but it’s an impressive feat nonetheless.
Intel’s 10th Gen mobile CPUs now offer Wi-Fi 6 support and Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
Intel claims there are currently greater than 30 new laptop models coming to market soon with its new 10th Gen CPUs and I’ve got one inbound so stay tuned. I’ll also be back with more rumors, analysis and reviews of Intel and AMD’s desktop products this year so be sure to follow me here on Forbes using the link below, on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Reddit for more PC hardware news and reviews.