Intel Core i7-10870H: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2020
Performance 11.95

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-10870H sales 10 September 2020. This is a Comet Lake-H architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1440 processor with a TDP of 45 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

11.95%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

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General info

Core i7-10870H processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating516
Market segmentLaptop
Architecture codenameComet Lake-H (2020)
Release date10 September 2020
(2 years old)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores8 (Octa-Core)
Threads16
Base clock speed2.2 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.8 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache12 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-10870H compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCBGA1440
Thermal design power (TDP)45 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i7-10870H. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift+
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX-
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access+
SIPP-
Turbo Boost Max 3.0+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
Identity Protection+
SGXYes with Intel® ME
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-10870H's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth45.8 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-10870H.

Integrated graphics cardIntel® UHD Graphics for 10th Gen Intel® Processors
Quick Sync Video+
Graphics max frequency1.2 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-10870H's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3
eDP+
DisplayPort+
HDMI+
DVI+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-10870H's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096 x 2304@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP4096 x 2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096 x 2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-10870H's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12
OpenGL4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i7-10870H. Overall benchmark performance 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.

i7-10870H 11.95
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Passmark

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

Benchmark coverage: 67%

i7-10870H 14834

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-10870H 6513

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-10870H 1659

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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Is Core i7-10870H good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-10870H performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


Core i7-10870H AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-10870H from AMD is Phenom II X4 X920 BE, which is faster by 1% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Best GPUs for Core i7-10870H

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i7-10870H, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i7-10870H in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1622 configurations based on Core i7-10870H in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.2% (4/1622)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (4/1622)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.7% (12/1622)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.6% (9/1622)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.3% (5/1622)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
2.4% (39/1622)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
0.2% (3/1622)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070
4.6% (75/1622)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
0.1% (2/1622)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.7% (12/1622)

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