Last week, we covered AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 processors with 15W TDP targeting ultra-thin business laptops with PRO features such as security, manageability, reliability, and longevity which are needed by enterprise customers.
AMD compared the performance of their new processors to Intel Comet Lake processors without PRO features, but Intel has now just announced several Comet Lake processors with Intel VPro, including three 15W parts aims at the same markets as AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 processors.
Liliputing has the full list of the about 40 parts that range from 15W to 125W Comet Lake Core VPro SoCs for mobile and desktop use to Comet Lake Xeon processors for workstations, but I’ll focus on the three 15W processors here:
- Core i5-10310U quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.7 GHz / 4.4 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 24EU Intel UHD Graphics; TPD down: 10W, TDP up: 25W
- Core i7-10610U quad-core/octa-thread processor @ 1.8 GHz / 4.9 GHz with 8MB cache, 24EU Intel UHD Graphics; TPD down: 10W, TDP up: 25W
- Core i7-10810U hexa-core/12-thread processor @ 1.1 GHz / 4.9 GHz with 12MB cache, 24EU Intel UHD Graphics; TPD down: 10W, TDP up: 25W
There’s nothing that specifically stipulates those are VPro capable processor in the product name. I suppose those are just existing Comet Lake processors with added VPro features. Let’s compare Core i7-10810U (VPro) with Core i7-10710U (non-Vpro).
I’ve mostly highlighted the changes above, but both processors are basically the same except for the slightly higher max turbo frequency of 4.9 GHz for Core i7-10810U, and support for some extra “advanced technologies” and one “Security & Reliability” feature:
- Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) – Enables temporary higher performance on top of Turbo Boost Technology by automatically increasing the processor’s clock frequency. Maybe that’s where the higher boost frequency comes from…
- Intel vPro Platform – Enterprise/business features built into the processor
- Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) – This is a “feature” part of VPro that makes sure drivers are validated and available for a longer period.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.