VideoCardz reports Intel has issues with the supply of its Core i7-10875H processor. This is the highest-end model in Intel's Core i7 laptop processor lineup but the chip is hard to get because Intel doesn't have enough chips that make the cut. To alleviate the situation, the chip giant quietly introduced the Core i7-10870H. It's almost exactly the same chip as the i7-10875H, with the exception of a 100MHz lower Turbo.
On Reddit, the Schenker XMG team today announced the upcoming supply issues of the higher-end CPU model (10870H). It’s worth noting that XMG laptops (Neo 15/17) should not see supply issue for the next 2-3 months:
[…] there is a CPU supply bottleneck on i7-10875H on the horizon. This situation is similar to the Desktop space where the Intel Core i9-10900K is out-of-stock everywhere and is being replaced in most sales channels by the new Intel Core i9-10850K which has almost the same performance (same cores, threads, cache etc.) but 0.1GHz lower clock rating. […]
Meanwhile, we seem to have secured enough CPU supply so we can continue to deliver i7-10875H in XMG NEO for the next 2~3 months. Not sure yet what happens after this, we’ll see.
Intel also silently launched the Core i5-10200H. This quad-core chip has a 100MHz lower base clock and 400MHz lower Turbo than the 10300H.