The Passmark benchmark of the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H has surfaced, and the Comet Lake chip appears to be twice as fast as the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H. The 10th Gen mobile i7 part scores a healthy 16,137 points while the Ryzen 7 3750H lags behind by a considerable margin with just 8,696 points. The 10750H is also a hefty 40% faster than its predecessor, the Core i7-9750H:
Technically, the Core i7-10750H is an overclocked 9750H. There’s very little difference between the two. Both pack six cores and twelve threads with 12MB of L3 cache based on the same old 14nm Skylake core. The only variation is with respect to the boost clocks. The Comet Lake-H CPU features a 5GHz+ boost clock while the Whiskey Lake chip boosts up to 4.5GHz. However, not all laptops will be able to sustain that kind of boost frequency. Many OEMs will cheap out on the thermal solution to keep the prices or the form factor (or both) under control which will result in lower than expected performance.
The present Core i7-9750H also suffers from the same problem in many light-weight laptops. Regardless, the chip is a notch above the Ryzen 7 3750H thanks to increased boost clocks and a superior IPC. Its successor will undoubtedly extend the lead but unfortunately for Intel, the Picasso lineup is just the tip of the iceberg. The upcoming Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors based on the 7nm Zen 2 design are a major step up from the existing APUs, and will give the 10th Gen Comet Lake parts some stiff competition. It’ll be interesting to see how the dynamics in the notebook shift in the coming months, and how Intel responds to it.