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

    Sameul

    I want to buy Asus Tuf F15 Fx506Li . It came with i5 10300h , Gtx 1650ti , 512 ssd , 144hz refresh rate. I want to know can It do 4k 60 fps video editing project smoothly on premier pro ?

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  2. Question

    George

    Is the i5 10300H already a future-proof processor for at least 4 years? Using it for moderate gaming and mostly for productivity

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    • Dan

      I think it can serve you well in the next 4 years or more. However, there are already processors from the Intel Core U and AMD Ryzen U series that perform simmilar to the i5-10300H, while consuming less power – 15 Watts vs 45 Watts, and running cooler. On the other hand, the H series processors like the i5-10300H are designed for prolonged high processing load, for instance in heavy gaming or 4K video editing, where the U series processors may struggle.

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  3. Question

    Migs

    Hello!! I’m an incoming IT student and their requirement is an i7 processor or equivalent. Is the i5 10300H a viable option?

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    • Eric Schandler

      Yes! If you look at the benchmark charts, this chip outperforms most laptop i7s and ties the i7-9880H. It will be more than sufficient for your course.

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    • Migs

      Thank you!!

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  4. Question

    Ahmed

    Hey! Can I mix a 3200Mhz RAM with 2933Mhz RAM in Core i5 10300H? My laptop came with a 2933Mhz RAM which is not available in my region. I heard if I do there might be crash issues and blue screen of death. Is it true or should I go for it?

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    • Zach

      If there are no other options you can use the 3200Mhz RAM, but there will be no speed increase in your system.

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    • Ahmed

      Both the RAMs will run at 2933Mhz right? I don’t need the extra speed I just need to increase the RAM to 16 gigs as long as there’s no issues. Thanks Zach!

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  5. Question

    Nandhan

    Which is best for gaming?
    i5 – 10300h with 1660 ti (144 Hz)
    Or
    Ryzen 5 4600H with 1660 to (60 Hz)

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    • Nandhan

      There is mistake- Ryzen 5 4600H with 1660 ti* (60hz)

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    • Lokendra

      Ryzen 5 4600h would be a better choice with 1660ti, in my opinion.
      Because they will perform nearly same for single core processing but when it comes multi-core processing, Amd has an edge over intel, as 4600h is 6 cores/12 threads and intel is 4cores/8threads.
      Basically if you are programmer then I think you go with any one of them, decide which one you get cheaper. But still try to get your hands on for Amd 4000 series.
      Well I am not a expert in these, but hope this little info should help you out.
      Also do read about these processors on notebookcheck.

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    • Brad

      I’ll look out for that, thanks!

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  6. Question

    Jdjdjdjd

    Hi, im an architecture student and planning to buy a laptop helios 300 with an i5 10300h and rtx 2060. Any thoughts if it can run lumion and other architectural softwares related? Thanks.

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    • Dan

      Hi, it is a good laptop for that type of work since it has a powerful CPU and video card, assuming you have 16GB or more RAM (preferably 32GB) and an SSD drive (not a slow HDD). The processor and graphics of your laptop meet Lumion’s recommended requirements (https://lumion.com/requirements.html). I advise you to check requirements of other programs you’ll be using.

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  7. Question

    Brix

    What would be better for gaming, i5 10300H with GTX 1650ti or Ryzen 5 4600H with GTX 1650? Thank you for those who will answer.

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    • Dan

      The better option is i5 10300H with GTX 1650 Ti, primarily because of the Ti graphics which is better than the non-Ti 1650. However, you should check whether GTX 1650 Ti is Max-Q version. If that’s the case the standard non-Max-Q 1650 is better. And the Max-Q 1650 is weaker than all of them.

      The mentioned i5 and Ryzen 5 processors perform similar and aren’t as important in terms of gaming as the video cards.

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    • Brix

      Both are non-max Q but I’ve decided to wait for more laptops with RTX 3060 to release might give me more options to choose, thanks Dan!

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  8. Question

    Hayden T.

    Will the i5-10300H paired with a RTX 2060 6GB be able to run Total War: Warhammer 2 on ultra?

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    • Jørgen Hans

      yes, easily.

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  9. 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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  10. Question

    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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  11. Question

    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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    • Phoenix

      when running hard tasks like playing cyberpunk it tops at 96C. I just figured thats what a laptop processor usually hits

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  12. Question

    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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Question

    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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    • Hao Ze

      Did you enable the gpu in the first place? Some laptops require manual activation of dedicated gpu

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  16. 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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