Intel Core i7-10850H is a high-performance Comet Lake H series laptop processor launched in the second quarter of 2020. It features six cores and 12 threads running at a base frequency of 2.7 GHz that can turbo boost up to 5.1GHz. When all its 6 cores are running they can hit a maximum boost frequency of 4.4GHz and 4.9GHz for a single core. Most of the processor’s specs are the same as the Core i7-10750H with the exception of the CPU base and turbo frequency.
Like the other models in the Comet Lake H family it has 12MB of cache, supports up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM at 2933MHz speeds, with a maximum memory bandwidth of 45.8 GB/s when a single-channel mode is enabled with two DIMMs. It also comes with Intel UHD Graphics 630 that can support up to three displays and is clocked between 350 – 1150MHz. The graphics also support a maximum resolution of 4096 x [email protected] for HDMI and @ 60Hz for DP/eDP.
While the default TDP of the Core i7-10850H is set at 45W, the actual power consumption will be significantly higher than 45W during gaming or when performing demanding or heavy workloads, however, an efficient cooling system would be necessary. It is important to note this CPU has a locked multiplier which limits its overclocking capabilities. The user can also choose to set the TDP a low as 35W depending on their preference. The performance of Core i7-10850H should be around the same as Intel Core i7-9750H, but it may depend on which side of the Comet Lake H family you are looking at.
Other features include PCI Express 3.0, and support for x16 connection lanes when using USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C ports. The Core i7-10850H has support for Intel Optane memory which can speed up loading times, and Intel vPro Technology which allows the processor to perform functions directly related to security. The chip can comfortably handle all the daily tasks you would expect from a high-end laptop including video editing, gaming, and heavy multi-tasking although it will slow down when running more demanding applications and games.