Intel Core i9-10885H Laptop Processor (Review & Specifications)

The Intel Core i9-10885H is a high-end laptop processor with a Comet Lake-H configuration launched in the second quarter of 2020. The processor packs 8 cores that support hyper-threading technology, thus processing up to 16 threads. This processor can comfortably handle intensive workloads such as video rendering and hard-core gaming on a laptop: therefore, finishing up tasks faster than its predecessors. However, its design is based on Intel’s old 14nm process node technology and can reach up to 5.3GHz in Turbo Boost mode with a base frequency of 2.4GHz operating at 45W of thermal design power (TDP).

Note: that Intel specifies a TDP of 45W for its Intel Core i9 processors which would mean these chips are intended for big laptops that are equipped with efficient cooling systems, including gaming laptops that demand high power consumption for better performance. This TDP is configurable to as low as 35W which means reduced performance.

This CPU comes with the integrated UHD Graphics 630 GPU, just like most of Intel’s other CPUs currently available. It is therefore not surprising that it only supports up to three displays and cannot be used for Nvidia RTX ray-tracing or AMD Vega dedicated graphics. The graphics operate at a base frequency of 350MHz that turbo boost up to 1.25GHz for optimal performance. The UHD Graphics 630 can support up to 4K displays at 60Hz at high-quality settings which mostly benefits from the fast dual-channel DDR4-2933.

With regards to cache configuration, this chip has 16MB of Intel Smart cache on its die. It boasts a bus speed of 8GT/s with a PCI Express version 3.0 connection with a maximum number of 16 lanes. It also features a dual memory DDR4-2933 channel configuration that can support a maximum of 128GB of memory (RAM) size with a max memory bandwidth of 45.8GB/s. It’s important to note that this chipset offers no support for ECC memory which is a type of system memory that can detect and correct common kinds of internal data corruption.

The Core i9-10885H has a locked multiplier and it’s unlikely that Intel would allow this chip to overclock. The only way to overclock would be to adjust the base clock. However, the performance of the Core i9-10885H is slightly lower than Core i9-10980HK in Cinebench R23 single-core and multi-core benchmark performance.

Chris Martin is a professional tech writer. He's been covering tech tutorials, hardware reviews, and more as a professional writer for over seven years now and it doesn't look like he'll be stopping anytime soon! In addition to writing about the latest gadgets on the market, he also covers topics such as how to set up your home network or troubleshoot any computer problems you may have.

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