Intel reveals 10th Generation 45W mobile processors
If you’ve noticed, laptop manufacturers like ASUS, Razer, MSI, Lenovo, and more just released their Intel-based gaming laptops for 2020. Not only do they feature the updated RTX Super cards from NVIDIA, but also the latest 10th generation Intel chips.
These 10th generation high-powered mobile processors feature the same 45W TDP, 14nm manufacturing process, and cache size compared to their previous generation. There are, however, noticeable differences.
Compared to Intel’s last generation of 45W mobile processors, the new 10th gen chips offer higher boost clocks across the board, with their top of the line model operating 400MHz faster compared to last year’s i9-9980HK. The max supported RAM speed has also been increased, now able to reach 2,933MHz in dual channel compared to 2,666MHz. Lastly, these new processors come with Intel’s WiFi 6 AX201 modem, capable of higher speeds and more stable connections.
An important thing to take note is that Intel is offering two different core counts for their i7 line. The i7-10875H sports 8 cores and 16 threads, while the i7-10850H only comes with 6 cores and 12 threads. Keep this in mind when shopping for laptops as the two additional cores will affect performance.