Intel Core i7-10870H: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2020
Performance 17.53
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Intel Core i7-10870H
Intel Core i7-10870H Intel Core i7-10870H

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-10870H sales 17 September 2020. This is 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 5000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel BGA1440 processor with a TDP of 45 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2933 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

17.53%

percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

Place in performance rating313
Market segmentLaptop
Architecture codenameComet Lake-H
Release date17 September 2020 (1 year ago)
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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 speed5 GHzof 5.3 (Xeon W-1390P)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 896 (Xeon W-2170B)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache12 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cof 105 (Core i5-5287U)
64 bit support+

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 (Xeon Platinum 8280)
SocketIntel BGA1440
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.

AES-NI+
AVX+
Hyper-Threading Technology+

Security technologies

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

TXT+

Virtualization technologies

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

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

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 typesDDR4-2933of 4266 (Ryzen 9 5900HX)

Graphics specifications

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

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 630

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 17.53
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Passmark

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

i7-10870H 1659

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.

i7-10870H 200

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.

i7-10870H 15383

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-10870H is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

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Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 22
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 13
Battlefield 5 37
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32
Cyberpunk 2077 11
Far Cry 5 27
Far Cry New Dawn 28
Forza Horizon 4 37
Hitman 3 22
Horizon Zero Dawn 16
Red Dead Redemption 2 18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 23
Watch Dogs: Legion 18

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High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6
Battlefield 5 30
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20
Cyberpunk 2077 7
Far Cry 5 22
Far Cry New Dawn 26
Forza Horizon 4 26
Hitman 3 18
Horizon Zero Dawn 12
Metro Exodus 12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 15
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27
Watch Dogs: Legion 14

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Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8
Battlefield 5 24
Cyberpunk 2077 6
Far Cry 5 21
Far Cry New Dawn 23
Forza Horizon 4 19
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 15
Watch Dogs: Legion 6

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-10870H from AMD is Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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