High-Performance 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake-H 8C/16T With 45W TDP Mobility CPU Leaks Sporting 5.3GHz Boost Clocks For Laptops

Intel’s upcoming Comet Lake-H mobility CPU has appeared online. In stark contrast to the Intel Comet Lake-U CPUs that will go into slim and lightweight laptops, the Comet Lake-H series of processors are meant for premium and high-performance portable computing devices. The latest 10th Gen Intel CPU to appear online sports a rather high thermal rating of 45W as against the 15W TDP of processors that normally go into laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.

Intel’s powerful 10th Comet Lake-H Series CPUs, which are built on the 14nm Fabrication Node, but sport the new 10nm Willow Cove Architecture, has leaked online. The highly-powerful 8 Core, 16 Thread Intel CPU will obviously power high-end, premium gaming and professional laptops in which performance is the top-most priority, instead of battery endurance. Any laptop packing the latest 10th Gen 14nm Comet Lake-H Series CPU will have some serious cooling solution to address the 45W TDP rating. Moreover, considering the clock rates extend as high as 45W, these Intel Comet Lake-H Series processors can be categorized as SKUs that are in between traditional mobility and desktop parts. Simply put, these chips sit at a much higher performance bracket as compared to laptop CPUs, but can still be accommodated inside portable computing devices.

Intel Comet Lake-H Series CPU With 8 Cores, 16 Threads Leaks Online, Compromises Battery-Life For Insane High Clock Speeds?

A slide that appears to come Intel’s own archives about the upcoming CPUs, and could be meant for controlled circulation only, reveals a top-end 10th Gen Comet Lake-H variant. The powerful Intel Mobility CPU sports 8 Cores and can offer a Boost Clock Speed of 5.3 GHz. Such an insanely powerful CPU would surely benefit high-end premium gaming and professional setups.

The upcoming Intel flagship is the Core i9-109800HK. It will have a base clock of 2.4GHz. However, it is the more than double Boost Clock Speed of 5.3 GHz that is truly impressive. Intel has managed to achieve the insane feat through the introduction of Turbo Boost Max 3.0 to Intel’s mobility platform.

Incidentally, the 10th Gen Intel Mobility CPUs are the first to have the feature. What’s even more surprising is the fact that the Intel Core i9-109800HK will be fully unlocked. What this directly implies is that the Intel Mobility CPUs will have the same overclocking capabilities, which were once reserved for the desktop PC CPUs. All the other 10th Gen Intel Mobility CPUs, will, however, be locked at a particular frequency, except for the partially unlocked Core i7-10850H.

Will Intel Manage To Retain Its Leadership Position In The Laptop Or Mobility CPU Market?

For quite some Intel has remained the leader in offering CPUs with the highest cumulative Clock Speeds. While AMD has gained the edge in IPC, Intel is clearly playing to its strengths. Although the latest 10th lineup is impressive, Intel will have to price its products very aggressively to retain its lead in the Mobility CPU space. In the recent past, Intel appeared surprisingly flexible with the pricing of its server-grade processors. Hence it is more than likely that Intel might just pass on the same price cuts to mainstream parts.

There’s little doubt that the latest 7nm AMD Renoir Ryzen 4000 Series CPUs and APUs, based on the ZEN 2 Architecture, are proving to be an excellent option. In fact, the recently introduced ASUS Zephyrus G14, which packs a relatively lower-power AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS CPU and discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060Max-Q GPU, has managed to climb straight into the top-five of laptops processors in all the relevant categories of performance, thermal efficiency as well as battery endurance.

Alap Naik Desai


A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.