Now that both the Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-H and the Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” processors are out, we can do a direct comparison of the two 45W chip families and see which one comes out on top. NotebookCheck has managed to get the first benchmarks of Intel’s latest 14nm parts:
The results are fairly underwhelming. The Core i7-10750H is essentially dead on arrival, failing to match up to either of the higher-end Renoir chips. The Core i9-10880H performs somewhat better, but thermal restrictions and pricing will most likely make it hard to recommend.
In the single-threaded tests, the Intel CPUs still have a slim advantage, but as we’ve already seen this translates in meager to negative gains in real-world tests:
In these two tests, the Zephyrus G14 is packing a Ryzen 9 4900HS while the Dell G7 15 is powered by a Core i7-9750H. Despite having a higher boost clock, the latter fails to make a dent. This is primarily due to the prominent GPU bottleneck that most mobile gamers face.
All-in-all, 2020 is looking to be an even better year for AMD. After conquering the desktop and DIY markets, it appears that the laptop OEM space will soon turn red as well. Meanwhile, Intel’s only response is Tiger Lake-U and Y which are again quad-core designs, albeit with powerful graphics. There’s no word on when Tiger Lake-H or Rocket Lake will land, but a 2020 release is highly unlikely.