Right now the Intel Core i7-10710U is the most powerful chip in Intel’s 10th-gen Core “Comet Lake” lineup. But it looks like there’s a new Core i7-10810U processor on the way.

It’s not clear what advantages the previously unannounced chip will have over its existing Comet Lake siblings. But Anandtech spotted a mention of the new processor in a recent Intel Product Change Notification, suggesting the new chip could be coming soon.

That document has since been removed from Intel’s website though.

While Intel didn’t provide many details about the specific features of the Core i7-10810U processor, the name does give a few things away:

  • It will likely be a 14nm, 10th-gen, Intel Core “Comet Lake” processor.
  • It will probably have a 15W TDP which PC makers can configure up to 25W or down to 12.5W
  • It will probably have something that makes it better than the Core i7-10710U.

That something could be higher clock speeds, more CPU cores, or support for faster memory (although I’d be surprised if it’s the latter). But it should be interesting to see what it is, because the Core i7-10710U is already one of the most capable 15-watt processors Intel has released to date.

It may not have the “Iris Plus” graphics that you get from some of Intel’s other 10th-gen Core processors (Ice Lake), but it is the first 15-watt Intel Core U-series chip to feature six cores and twelve threads. It’s actually pretty competitive with the 45-watt Intel Core i7-9750H in some benchmarks.

Intel’s current Comet Lake lineup includes a series of chips released in mid-to-late 2019:

CPUCoresThreadsBase freqTurbo freqCache
Core i7-10710U6121.1 GHz4.7 GHz12MB
Core i5-10510U481.8 GHz4.9 GHz8MB
Core i5-10210U481.6 GHz4.2 GHz6MB
Core i3-10110U242.1 GHz4.1 GHz4MB
Pentium Gold 6405U242.4 GHzN/A2MB
Celeron 5205U221.9 GHzN/A2MB

 

 

 

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2 replies on “Intel sort of unveils a Core i7-10810U Comet Lake processor”

  1. Since there are no desktop on the way its kind of unimportant. Its been 2,5 years since real upgrade with Coffee Lake.
    But on other hand it gives us comparison that 10th gen U-core are as fast as 8th gen desktop + better gpu …

    1. Not really.
      The Core i9-9900k is using 8 cores / 16 threads, based on their Ringbus and Skylake technology with 14nm lithography. Disregarding the paper-launch, it was mainstream around Q2 2019. Halving that chip, you have the Core i3-9350KF.

      …well, that’s awfully similar to the Core i7-6900k that launched in Q2 2016(!)
      And it’s performance, out-of-the-box (4.0GHz), was pretty impressive even by today’s standards. Basically like a 9900k, except it was running closer to 4.5GHz overclocked instead of 5.0GHz, depending on your silicon lottery. And again halving that chip you have the Core i7-6700k.

      Even more impressive was the Core i7-5960x based on their older 22nm lithography and Haswell architecture. That thing launched back in Q3 2014(!!!). Also it overclocked much better than the 6900k, to the point that it could hit and sustain 5.0GHz, where it was neck-and-neck with the performance of an overclocked 4.5GHz 6900k. And halving that you have the Core i7-4970k that launched about Q1 2014, and it was noticeably slower than the above two “half-chips” mentioned.

      Most impressive has been the Core i7-2600k with practically the same performance as the above “half-chip” but it launched way earlier back in Q1 2011. Or the legendary chip that was almost as good, yet BUDGET, the Core i5-2500k.

      So within this decade (8-10 years), Intel has managed to roughly triple the performance of mainstream chips. As a further history lesson, you can track Intel’s progress previous to this by going backwards to: Core i7-970 (Q3 2010), i7-940 (Q1 2009), Q9550 (Q1 2008), Q6600 (Q1 2007). That was a triple-performance improvement in the span of 4 years, with incremental improvements along the way. If we take the AMD Ryzen 1500x as the baseline, and compare it to the AMD Ryzen 3950x… then AMD has achieved the same feat, only they did it in 3 years (Q1 2017 – Q4 2019).

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