Intel Core i5-10300H vs Core i7-8559U

General info

Comparing Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
1.24
 
1.71
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Comet Lake
 
Intel Core i7
Architecture codename
Comet Lake
 
Coffee Lake
Launch date
17 September 2020 (less than a year ago)
 
5 April 2018 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$431
Price now
$1275
 
$942

Technical specs

Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
4
 
4
Threads
8
 
8
Base clock speed
2.5 GHz
 
2.7 GHz
Boost clock speed
4.5 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
8 MB (shared)
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
no data
 
123 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
72 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCBGA1440
 
FCBGA1528
Thermal design power (TDP)
45 Watt
 
28 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
eDRAM
no data
 
128 MB
Speed Shift
+
 
+
My WiFi
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U are enumerated here.

AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2933
 
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
45.8 GB/s
 
37.5 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Max video memory
no data
 
32 GB
Quick Sync Video
+
 
+
Clear Video
no data
 
+
Clear Video HD
no data
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
1.2 GHz
InTru 3D
no data
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
+
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@30Hz
 
4096x2304@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
12
 
12
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U.

PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-10300H 10.04
i7-8559U 10.20 +1.6%

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part containts two tests, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

i5-10300H 9744 +17.2%
i7-8559U 8313

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i5-10300H 7130
i7-8559U 7249 +1.7%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i5-10300H 27692 +19.3%
i7-8559U 23215

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

i5-10300H 2.16
i7-8559U 2.17 +0.5%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

i5-10300H 10.1 +38.4%
i7-8559U 7.3

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

i5-10300H 186
i7-8559U 188 +1.1%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

i5-10300H 894 +12%
i7-8559U 798

wPrime 32

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

i5-10300H 7.12
i7-8559U 6.54 +8.9%

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

i5-10300H 4825
i7-8559U 6656 +37.9%

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to encode a sample Full HD (1080p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of source video file were encoded per second.  

i5-10300H 190
i7-8559U 191 +0.5%

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

i5-10300H 53 +15.2%
i7-8559U 46

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

i5-10300H 3.1
i7-8559U 5 +61.3%

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different tests, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario.

i5-10300H 8808
i7-8559U 8943 +1.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-10300H and Core i7-8559U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-10300H

Much newer (17 September 2020 vs 5 April 2018)

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of Intel Core i7-8559U

1.6% better performance in benchmarks

More powerful video core

Cheaper ($942 vs $1275)

Higher base clock speed (2700 vs 2500 MHz)

Lower power consumption (28 vs 45 watts)

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

IdentityProtectionTechVersion

So, Core i5-10300H or Core i7-8559U?

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