Intel’s next-gen Comet Lake-S desktop processors have been revealed in a serious leak detailing the purported full line-up, and offering data on precisely how briskly a few of these chips will probably be.
We should always state upfront that these are alleged CPU and spec particulars, which we will’t make sure of, and we have to deal with any leak like this with an appropriate diploma of warning.
That mentioned, Wccftech appears to have gotten maintain of some Intel slides that are very revealing with regards to the chip big’s 10th-gen desktop processors primarily based on a refinement of its 14nm++ course of, which can supposedly be headed up by a 10-core (20-thread) as beforehand rumored.
That will be the Intel Core i9-10900 which purportedly runs with a base clock of 3GHz and Turbo to five.1GHz (that’s presumably single-core enhance), and it has 20MB of cache (no clock velocity particulars are offered for the unlocked Ok model of this chip, by the way in which).
Additionally, as beforehand speculated, there’s hyper-threading all through your entire 10th-gen Core desktop household, from the Core i3 upwards. The Core i3-10100 is a quad-core half with eight-threads and a base clock of three.2GHz with Turbo to three.8GHz (allegedly – take that as learn for the whole lot on this report, in fact).
Intel’s Core i7-10700 will apparently sport Eight-cores and 16-threads with a base clock of 3GHz and Turbo to four.8GHz. And the Core i5-10500 runs with six-cores and 12-threads with a base clock of three.2GHz and Turbo to four.3GHz.
Pentium chips stay dual-core CPUs with four-threads (and the Celeron processors on the very backside of the 10th-gen vary don’t get hyper-threading).
Comet Lake-S will help as much as 40 PCIe three.zero lanes, and comes with a brand new CPU socket (LGA 1200), so may also require a motherboard improve.
One other leaked Intel slide provides a taster of efficiency, with an obvious Eight% enchancment in Home windows purposes in comparison with Intel’s predecessor Ninth-gen chips (that’s as measured underneath SYSmark 2014 SE).
There’s an even bigger enhance in multi-thread compute efficiency with an 18% improve (going by the SPECint benchmark).
TDPs will allegedly be 65W down the Core vary for these chips (though the Ok variants will, in fact, draw extra energy – though how far more isn’t specified on this spillage).
Whereas this appears to be a reasonably full image of what we will count on, as ever, we have to be cautious of inserting an excessive amount of belief in any early leaks.
Nevertheless, judging from what we will see right here, the Core i9-10900 appears to be like a formidable performer – significantly on condition that alleged headline Turbo velocity of 5.1GHz, which as famous is presumably single-core.
However maybe extra curiosity and focus will probably be positioned on the mainstream Core i5-10500 six-core CPU which appears to be like to supply a 100MHz uptick on the Core i5-9600 when it comes to base clock velocity, albeit with barely slower (300MHz decrease) Turbo – however then the unlocked model may supply some doubtlessly tempting overclocking efficiency.
And naturally, an ideal deal will rely upon precisely how Intel costs these chips once they emerge, which in response to the rumor mill will probably be within the first quarter of 2020. Nevertheless, if Intel’s current large worth cuts within the high-end desktop processor enviornment are something to go by, we will however hope we’re in for a nice shock…
It’s definitely clear that Intel must do one thing to cease the rot within the fanatic desktop CPU market, the place AMD’s Ryzen is at the moment operating away with the sport.