Things have been rather quiet in blue camp lately, with AMD’s Ryzen 3000 benchmarks circulating most media outlets and making Intel look like garbage. Today though, after a long time, another 10th Gen Comet Lake-U benchmark has surfaced. In this post, we compare it to the Kaby Lake-U parts as well as the 2nd Gen AMD Picasso APUs and see if there are any major improvements.
This is one of the more unusual scenarios. While in the single-core test, the Ryzen 7 is slower by a smaller margin, in the multi-threaded benchmark, the Core i7-10510U is more than 50% faster. I reckon this is due to thermal throttling that limits the already lower core clock of the Picasso chip, essentially handicapping it against higher clocked Intel mobile CPUs. Now, let’s compare the Comet lake i7 to a Coffee Lake part:
As you can see, the performance of the two i7s, launched almost two years apart is rather identical. Not very hard to explain though. Comet Lake is basically the nth reskin of Skylake on the same 14nm+++ node with some minor improvements and frequency gains. So, not unexpected at all. Ice Lake-U (10nm) coming later this year will be one of the more interesting products from Intel in quite a while.