The Intel Core i5-10400H is a high-performance mobile processor launched in the second quarter of 2020 alongside Core i5-10300H. The Core i5-10400H has similar CPU and graphics specifications as Core i5-10300H with the only difference observed in the clock frequencies. The Core i5-10400H has four integrated cores that can process eight threads at a time, because of hyper-threading support. The CPU cores are clocked at a base frequency of 2.6 GHz that can turbo boost up to 4.6GHz.
The processor also comes with an integrated 10th Gen Intel UHD Graphics which purportedly offers similar performance to Intel’s UHD630 in the previous generation of Core i5 chips. This GPU operates at a base frequency of 350MHz and a maximum GPU frequency of up to 1.1GHz, which is 50MHz higher than that of Core i5-10300H. This slight difference almost offers no significant change in performance, therefore, you can achieve whatever the Core i5-10300H can handle with this processor. The Core i5-10400H can also comfortably handle both light games or heavy games and other heavy tasks. It also features 4K support at 60Hz display support which is crucial when performing image-editing tasks or enables one get a good experience when streaming videos.
Furthermore, this chip is based on the Comet Lake H architecture and is designed using Intel’s 14nm ++ processing technology which offers a near good performance and power efficiency per Watt. It is similarly designed to offer high (optimal) performance under 45W TDP (Thermal Design Power). Instinctively, it’s clear the chip was intended for big laptops, including high-performance gaming laptops. This default TDP can be configured as low as 35W to offer desired performance depending on the user’s preference.
Other features include; 8MB L3 Smart cache memory per core with a relatively good cache hit rate. A dual DDR4-2933 memory channel that can access up to 128GB of memory along with a PCIe 3.0 connection with a maximum number of 16 lanes. All these provide a significant performance boost when performing both simple and heavy workloads on your device. Additionally, Core i5-10400H also supports the management features like Intel’s vPro, TXT, and SIPP.