Intel 10th Gen 14nm+++ Comet Lake-H processors’ first double threaded octa core is out in the hand of prominent YouTube reviewers. It’s Core i7-10875H which is sporting with 8 core 16 thread running at base 2.7 GHz and turbo boost 5.1 GHz frequencies. TDP is settles at 45W but it can be pushed up to 94W till it gets thermal throttle. Total L3 cache is 16MB which is double than Ryzen 9 4900HS’ L3 cache size.
Famous tech enthusiast YouTube channels Hardware Unboxed and Jarrod’s Tech that initially reviewed Core i7-10875H gaming laptop model Gigabyte Aero 17 did an amazing effort to reveal the true comparison benchmarks in terms of various workloads. Following software list they used are Cinebench R20/R15, Handbrake 1.2.2, Blender BMW/Classroom, V-Ray, 7-Zip Compression/Decompression, Adobe Premiere CC 2020 Export, Warp Stabilizer Premiere CC, Puget Systems Benchmark Adobe Photoshop, VeraCrypt and Matlab 2020a ODE/FFT.
In Cinebench R20, Core i7-10875H is the leader in Single Core performance by getting 498 points at stock wattage while losing multicore score to Ryzen 9 4900HS by 20-30% depending on TDP choice.
Legacy benchmarking tool Cinebench R15 represents old software performance metrics and yet again Ryzen 9 4900HS leads multicore race by widest margin and Core i7-10875H only gets little edge sincle core crown.
Matlab 2020A is the first choice by engineers to calculate complex mathematical problems. Surprisingly, old i9-9880H leads by small margin of seconds with 1.48 and Core i7-10875H takes only 1.60 at stock settings which is slightly 0.06 seconds slower than Ryzen 9 4900HS.
7-Zip is the most popular compression and decompression software for daily productivity workloads for super users. As a result, fastest compression champion is Core i7-10875H edging out every CPUs in the market currently but fails short against AMD’s flagship Ryzen 9 4900HS APU.
Handbrake is the best encoder software for open source users with HEVC (x265) codec it chooses Core i9-9880H 90W processor as a king of fast rendering. Anyhow, Ryzen 9 4900HS looks attractive here with 35W TDP equalling power hungry Core i9-9880H. Whereas, Core i7-10875H also the best option to go with.
Single instance at 4k Warp Stabilizer benchmark of Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2020 selects Ryzen 9 4900HS for being impressively fast and Core i7-10875H is not so far behind when it gets 62W TDP settings.
Adobe Premiere Pro with dedicated Puget Systems Benchmark of Exporting the video is inclined towards Intel Core i7-10875H with steroid filled feature called quicksync where hardware acceleration is taken from Integrated Graphics. However, clean score of Ryzen 9 4900HS looks shockingly amazing even paired with lower tier RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU.
V-Ray extension of 3Ds Max, SketchUp Pro and Rhino software is vigorously becoming viral among interior designers and architects. At 94W the Core i7-10875H is 20% faster than Ryzen 9 4900HS while eating much power from socket. In stock settings at 35W Ryzen 9 4900HS totally dominates both 45W and 62W preset Core i7-10875H.
At apples to apples comparison the Core i7-10875H is obviously slower than Ryzen 9 4900HS at stock setting right out of the box. If you want to get more juice out of Comet Lake i7 then you need to increase the TDP settings in Intel dedicated system software up to 94W.
Core i9-9880H is really strong CPU holding it’s ground for over a year and Core i7-10875H couldn’t take it’s crown even thought being the new octa core CPU with 5.1 GHz burst frequency.
Last year’s 6 core 12 thread i7-9750H is going to history already by losing widest margins of each software benchmarks to new budget productivity octa core king i7-10875H. But this reign comes at a cost of horrendous power consumption up to 200W max from the monthly electric charges just from single laptop. Overall performance of i7-10875H seems amazing for gamers seeking single core superiority to play single thread preferred game titles like PUBG, Fortnite, Apex Legends and CS:GO. Nevertheless, productivity seeking people must stay away from this Intel Comet Lake-H processor and look for Ryzen 9 4900HS or upcoming i9-10980HK powered laptops.