In these early days of CES 2020, we have witnessed the launch of new laptops and – according to manufacturers’ announcements – some models (Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel for example) will be available with a “mysterious” tenth generation Intel Core i9, a processor never announced or even mentioned in the Santa Clara press conference.
We can, however, provide you with some advances, found in a slide that we report below: Intel is expanding its line of 10th gen Intel Core processors to include a group of 45W Intel Core H-Series chips aimed at high-performance notebooks and perhaps desktop-class efficiency. Could it be a well-studied strategy to stem the cyclone AMD?
Intel Comet Lake-H for high performance notebooks
The new 10th generation Intel Core H-Series will be based on the Intel Comet Lake architecture at 14nm ++, so they will probably be equipped with Intel UHD graphics rather than the more powerful Iris Plus integrated in some 10nm Ice Lake chips. However, they will offer a not insignificant increase in performance compared to the current ninth generation “Coffee Lake-H” family of processors in at least some usage scenarios, thanks to an increase in maximum frequencies.
Intel says that Comet Lake-H chips will be available with a maximum of 8 cores and 16 threads: the Core i7 will be able to reach a maximum frequency of 5GHz, while the Core i9 will have even higher clock rates (it is not specified how much).
It is not clear what the real performance will be, but in any case they will be well balanced with the ultraslim designs of the notebooks that leave little room for the heat dissipation generated by the high-power processors, with a consequent slowdown of the system. We don’t know when the new Intel Comet Lake-H will be launched, but we can expect the release to take place in spring / summer