We're on the eve of AMD's big Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 desktop processor launch. By all accounts, AMD looks to have a real winner on its hands, and even Intel is a bit concerned about how much of an impact that its long-time foe will have on the desktop PC market.
However, on the laptop side of things, Intel still holds an advantage over AMD, and that may continue with the release of 10thgeneration Comet Lake-U processors. The Core i7-10510U has shown up in new Geekbench figures, and things are looking pretty good for Intel.
The Core i7-10510U is still a 14nm part (15W), and is configured with 4 physical cores capable of executing 8 threads. Primed inside of a Dell XPS 13 7390 notebook, the processor features a base clock of 2.29GHz and a boost clock of 4.89GHz.
When all is said and done, we're looking at a single-core score of 5248 and a multi-core score of 17676, which is mighty impressive from Intel's long-in-the-tooth 14nm process node. For comparison, the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H -- 4 cores/8 threads, 2.3GHz/4GHz (base/boost) -- manages to put up scores of around 4200 on the single-core benchmark and around 13000 on the multi-core benchmark.
The Ryzen 7 3750H (35W) is based on the 12nm Zen+ architecture rather than 7nm Zen 2 seen on the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors. It's likely that we won't see the first 7nm APUs until later this year or early in 2020. With that being said, Intel seems quite confident about its mobile leadership at 14nm and with its incoming crop of 10nm Ice Lake-U processors.
"Intel's competitive position in notebooks and business PCs is stronger as customers value specific aspects such as productivity performance, battery life, and overall manageability where Intel has clear advantages versus the competition," said Intel in a recent leaked memo that highlighted AMD's advantages and weaknesses.