Mystery Intel i5-10500H HexaCore CPU With 8 Threads Leaked, Will Take On AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir?

Intel appears to be readying a rather odd but powerful Mobility CPU. The mystery Intel Core i5-10500H CPU, whose specifications and performance benchmarks have allegedly leaked, indicate the processor destined for laptops packs 6 Cores and 8 Threads. Apparently, Intel is scrambling to build up competing laptop CPU to take on AMD’s Ryzen 4000, the ZEN 2 based Mobility CPUs codenamed Renoir.

A recently leaked 3DMark listing indicates Intel may have developed a 6-core, 8-thread i5-10500H to take on AMD’s Renoir Ryzen 4000 competition. The laptop or mobility CPU space is becoming increasingly competitive, with Intel rumored to have allegedly developed Comet Lake H CPUs that would arrive a little sooner than AMD Ryzen 4000 in high-end gaming laptops. However, the latest leak indicates Intel could be playing AMD’s game by focusing more on increasing the core count per CPU and that too across the board on Comet Lake H based processors.

Mystery Intel i5-10500H HexaCore CPU With 8 Threads Specifications And Features:

A mystery Intel Intel i5-10500H appeared allegedly on 3DMark benchmarking website. The CPU doesn’t appear standard at all. It features 6 Cores. This could indicate Intel is upping the core count on Comet Lake H Series CPUs that form the core component in laptops across the price range. However, the benchmark listing indicates 8 threads.

This is most likely an error. However, if the listing is indeed accurate, then it could mean that the i5-10500 is the world’s first 6-core, 8-thread processor. The alleged Intel Core i5-10500H Mobility CPU features a Base Clock of 2.5 GHz, and a Boost Clock that’s just 5MHz higher (2,505 Mhz.), according to 3DMark. This specification too appears to be odd. A typical all-core boost on an Intel Comet Lake H Series CPU should be in the 3 GHz range.

Intel To Take On AMD’s Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” APU With Mystery i5-10500H HexaCore CPU With 8 Threads?

The AMD Ryzen 4000 APU meant for the premium gaming laptops with presumably attractive entry-level pricing shook the CES 2020. The monolithic design of the new AMD Mobility CPUs are packing up to eight ZEN 2 cores are paired with powerful Radeon Vega GPU.  They are claimed to be quite an evolutionary leap in performance and efficiency when compared to the older Picasso chips. In fact, the ZEN 2 cores based on the 7nm Fabrication Node are already on par with Intel’s 14nm Sky Lake Core Architecture in terms of IPC and gaming performance. We even reported how the latest AMD Laptop CPUs are outpacing some desktop-grade AMD as well as Intel CPUs.

AMD has clearly worked quite hard on the most crucial aspect of mobility APUs, which is the integrated GPU. Intel’s primary rival in the desktop and laptop APU space has developed semiconductors that are competing well with present-day Intel’s mobile gaming APUs. Intel’s apparent answer to AMD’s rising prowess is to pack in more cores and overclock them. This logic is clearly visible in the mystery Intel Intel i5-10500H APU. Intel appears to have bumped the Core count up to six cores from four to combat AMD’s new Renoir lineup. Incidentally, Intel’s current generation, the 9th Gen H series does consist of a quad-core Hyper-Threaded Core i5 9300H CPU.

According to recent reports, Intel is readying a 4 Core i5-10300H for entry-level laptops, while the Hexa-Core 10th Gen 10500H would be at par the Core i7-10750H in the premium segment. The Intel Core i7-10750H is a 6 Core 12 Thread. But which AMD APU is the mystery Intel CPU competing against? It’s most obvious competitor appears to be the Ryzen 5 4600H, but it is a 6 Core 12 Thread APU built on the 7nm fabrication node. The conclusion can only be drawn by looking at sustained all-core clock speeds.

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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.
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