Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-H CPUs for gaming laptops are reportedly launching on the 2nd of April. Paired with NVIDIA’s RTX Super GPUs, these notebooks will try to fight off AMD’s new Renoir machines. Considering that Comet Lake-H is another 14nm Skylake spinoff, the results aren’t going to be all that positive.
The main highlight of Intel’s 10th Gen high-performance gaming laptops is the 5GHz boost clock, offering premier gaming performance. However, unlike desktops, most of these chips won’t be able to sustain clocks that high. Like the 9th Gen Core i7-9750H and i9-9980HK, the results will vary from device to device with some models even performing worse than their predecessors, thanks to thermal throttling.
On the GPU side, the mobile RTX Supers, like their desktop counterparts are basically going to be modified variants of higher-tier parts. The mobile RTX 20 Super GPUs should perform on par with their non-Super desktop counterparts. A limited thermal and power envelope will most likely restrict gains over the vanilla Turing parts.
Both the Ryzen 4000 and Intel 10th Gen laptops should hit retail in April, however, considering the COVID-19 situation, it’s likely that both will get delayed. Samples have reached media outlets though, and you should start seeing reviews by mid-April. We’ll keep you posted 🙂