Intel Core i7-10750H Review

High-end laptop processor released in 2020 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 2.6GHz, max speed at 5GHz, and a 45W power rating. Core i7-10750H is based on the Comet Lake H 14nm family and part of the Core i7 series.
Price 53.8%
Speed 82%
Productivity 74%
Gaming 89%
Category Laptop
Target high-end
Socket Compatibility BGA 1440
Integrated Graphics
Cooler Included Yes
Overclock Potential 0 %
Year 2020 Model
Price 360 USD
Number of Cores 6 Cores
Number of Threads 12 Threads
Core Frequency 2.6 GHz
Boost Frequency 5 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 5 GHz
Power Consumption 45 W
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
L3 Cache 12 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 64 GB
Price-Value Score 53.8 %
Speed Score 82 %
Productivity Score 74 %
Gaming Score 89 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 28.7 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 14.3 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 7.2 %
Overall Score 49/100

The Core i7-10750H is one of Intel's high-end Laptop processors. It was released in 2020 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 2.6GHz, max speed at 5GHz, and a 45W power rating. The Core i7-10750H is based on the Comet Lake H 14nm family and is part of the Core i7 series.

Core i7-10750H is also the successor of Intel's last gen Core i7-9750H processor that was based on the Coffee Lake Refresh and 14nm process and was released in 2019.

The Intel Core i7-10750H was rolled out on 2020 for $360, which puts it in the same general price range as the last-generation Core i7-9750H. This means that at least we're not seeing any considerable price jumps from generation to generation.

What this all means is that the Intel Core i7-10750H is an absolute beast when it comes to multi-threaded workloads, especially at this price point. If you're counting on doing some video editing or compiling one hell of an Excel spreadsheet, you're going to see firsthand a performance boost with the Core i7-10750H.

So which should you buy? Let's get that out of the way. Before this comparison review we updated our Best CPU feature and we said you should go with the Ryzen 7 4800H as it comes with a better stock cooler, can be overclocked, and the FP6 platform offers a significantly better upgrade path.

If you're mostly playing games on your PC, you will be happy buying either processor. Both proved to be solid options and are evenly matched with a slight advantage to the AMD chip if you don't tune up the Ryzen 7 processor. The base performance we showed for the Core i7-10750H can be achieved with $90 memory, while the Ryzen 7 4800H will require $110 - $120 memory in order to enable the frame rates shown here. It’s not a big cost difference and right now with anything less than an RTX 2070 or Vega 64 you’ll more than likely become GPU limited.

One of the nice things about the Intel Core i7-10750H processors is that the retail boxed models come with a CPU cooler. So, you can pick something like the Intel Core i7-10750H up for $360 and don’t need to spend any extra money on CPU cooling.

The Intel Core i7-10750H retail boxed processor comes with the traditional ‘pancake’ CPU cooler. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done on this processor which is rated at 45W TDP. You do not need to have an aftermarket cooling solution unless you want to.

With Core i7, Intel continues to innovate on its new architecture and 14nm process. Like Core i7, Intel has engineered Core i7 to operate on a BGA 1440 chipset with all the modern amenities of computing. This includes support for DDR4 RAM, the fastest NVMe SSDs and Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Now the biggest question is can Intel’s Core i7 processor play games? The answer is simply yes as it got a respectable gaming score of 89% in our benchmarks.

Regardless of those external factors, the Core i7-10750H proves it has the chops to be your main gaming system and a just as effective media creation platform – two things that are becoming intrinsically connected in this age of live-streaming, eSports and uploading gameplay videos.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Core i7 CPUs, Intel's attack on AMD now extends down into the high-end with its Core i7-10750H processors, which the company is making available as of 2020.