Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-H laptops CPUs are going to be announced on the 2nd of April next month. Like always though, a few OEMs have leaked the entire specs of these notebooks well ahead of launch. These include the specs of the CPU/GPU flagships as well as the performance improvement over the preceding generation. Turns out, NVIDIA’s RTX Super mobile GPUs will be launching alongside the Comet Lake-H parts, promising a performance boost of nearly 60% over the non-S parts:
As always, Intel’s marketing is misleading as ever. While the i9-10980HK is being touted as being as much as 50% faster than the preceding 9980HK, the Core i7-10750H is just 15% ahead of the 9750H:
This is despite the fact that both chips are essentially overclocked versions of their predecessors. While the 5.3GHz single-core boost of the i9 is impressive, it won’t be running at that speed for long. Furthermore, it’s a 300MHz increment over the 9980HK’s 5GHz, something that can’t bring about a 50% increase in raw performance.
The 15% improvement claimed in the case of the Core i7-10750H is more realistic. After all, that’s pretty much what you can expect from a overclocking the same chip and slapping a new label on it.
NVIDIA’s marketing isn’t any better. Team Green is promising 59% better performance with the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, but there’s no mention of the GPU it’s being compared to. I seriously doubt it’s 59% faster than the vanilla 2080.
Overall, the laptop features impressive specifications with a 1080p IPS display running at a crazy 300Hz, making it ideal for eSports and FPS fans. It also features a 2TB NVMe SSD, 32GB of DDR4 memory and a four-cell 99Whr battery.
It also has a rather beefy thermal solution, with six heat pipes and three fans. Whether that will be enough to cool the monster eight-core CPU running at 5GHz under the hood remains to be seen.