Intel Core i5-10300H (10th Gen) High-End Laptop Processor

The 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10300H is a processor commonly used in high-performance laptops for gaming and other heavy tasks. The quad-core Intel Core i5-10300H belongs to the 2020 Intel Core H processor lineup, just like the more popular and faster six-core i7-10750H. They are 45-Watt chips, as opposed to the 15-Watt Intel Core U and G series you can typically find in mainstream laptops. The higher wattage means a greater power consumption and hotter operation. But, performance is generally better than with the 15W chips, especially during tasks that require constantly high processor load, such as hard-core gameplays or video file exports from video editing programs.

AMD also has contenders in the same high-performance arena, including the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H which is a direct competitor of the i5-10300H.

As for graphics processing which is important for 3D game rendering, the Intel Core i5-10300H features the Intel UHD graphics processor. It’s a basic one, without potential to run smoothly the latest demanding game titles. But, that isn’t of a big importance, since laptops with the Core i5-10300H come with full-blown dedicated graphics cards anyway.

Intel Core i5-10300H Benchmark

Intel Core i5-10300H Benchmark

Unsurprisingly, the Core i5-10300H is near the top of benchmark result charts. It’s still below the 2020 10th Gen i7-10750H, but in line with the 2019 9th Gen Core i7-9750H.

Note: The benchmark scores of the listed processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the i5-10300H and compared CPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, the benchmark results are good indicators of the processors' performance.

Specifications of the i5-10300H

Here's the specs sheet of the i5-10300H:

Processor Name Intel Core i5-10300H
CPU Family 10th Generation Intel Core "Comet Lake"
Number of Cores Quad-core / 2 computing threads per core
CPU Clock Speed 2.5 - 4.5 GHz
Cache Size 8MB
Memory Support DDR4 (2933 MHz max. speed)
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD 630
Power Consumption 45 Watts
Production Technology 14-nanometer
Typical Use Gaming & high-performance laptops
Notable Technologies Intel HyperThreading (enables two computing threads per physical processor core)

Intel QuickSync Video (speeds up conversion of video files)

Virtualization (allows the processor to run multiple virtual platforms)
Year of Release 2020

Published on June 7, 2020

User Reviews and Q&A on the i5-10300H

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the processor. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Question

    Michaelroy

    I have acer nitro 5 with 10300h processor,built in ram is 2933mhz,can I mix with 2666mhz?

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    • Dan

      Yes you can, but both RAM modules will run at the lower 2666 MHz speed.

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    Mark K.

    Is Intel® Core™ i5-10300H good for playing games like Fallout 4 and Skyrim?

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    • Dan

      What graphics card is the processor paired with? It is rarely used in laptops that rely only on the processor’s own integrated graphics. The i5-10300H itself comes with the Intel UHD series integrated graphics which is good only for light gaming. Skyrim on it can be played on low settings and 720p resolution. For Fallout I’m not sure, it’s probably similar to performance shown in the video below. But again performance depends on the video card. These games aren’t overly heavy so they can be easily played on mid-range video cards.

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    • Nicola

      Absolutely yes, but it depends on the dedicated video card, for example an RTX 2060, or GTX 1660Ti / 1650

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    Gonb

    my i5 10300h’s cores are occasionally scraping 100C. should I be concerned?

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    • Zero

      Probably. I’m pretty sure 100C is the largest amount of heat it can take.

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    SmartBoi

    Ye, I know this is a bit of a silly question… but can it run Minecraft at Ultra Settings?

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    • Mohamed Hanafe

      Yes

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  5. Question

    sting_lucifer

    is the power consumption always 45w or it lowers when on low usage or idle

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    • Dan

      It lowers power consumption when it’s under low load and on idle. When it’s under heavier load, the power consumption is higher. The process of increasing and decreasing processor’s speed and power consumption is automatic. All modern laptop processors and computer processor in general operate that way.

      However, if the processor is set in your operating system’s settings to run on full speed all the time, the power consumption will be high. But, there’s no need to do that in the real world use.

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  6. Question

    Ravi

    Can the i510300H run gta5 at ultra settings at an FPS of 60-90 consistently?with 1650ti graphic card

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    • ciaran

      yes and it can

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    Vivek

    Can the i510300H run Dota 2 at ultra settings at an FPS of 80-100 consistently?

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    • yeerd

      yes definitely. Well depends on your graphics card but I have a GTX 1650 + i5-10300H and mine runs at all ultra settings with an average of 90-110 fps

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    • Vivek

      Can you tell me the name of your laptop? I have a Acer predator Helios 300 with i510300H with 8 GB DDR4 RAM and a 1650Ti GPU and I can get around a 100 fps at the start of the game but when there are creeps and around 5 heroes in lane it drops to 60-75 fps. Any idea as to why it would be happening?

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  8. Question

    Jean P.

    I look to buy a laptop (Dell G5) using the I5-10300H, what are the best “working” memory for this laptop (I know CAS is important, but some did not work at “full speed”).

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