Full Line-up of 10th-Gen Intel Comet Lake-S Desktop CPU Leaked
The leak reveals the full roster of SKUs alongside general information about the new chip family. The entire family is based on rejigged 14nm architecture, forgoing the 10nm process node, which will remain the reserve of the Ice Lake mobile processors starting in 2020. The Comet Lake-S CPUs are set to take the place of the existing 9th-gen series.
10th-Gen Intel Comet Lake-S CPU
As for general details, the Come Lake-S chips will feature up to 10 cores, 30 PCH-H lanes, 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes, Intel Wif-Fi 6, USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 support, and Hyperthreading (from i3 upwards).
The family will run the gamut of chips, including Celeron, Pentium, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, and Xeon models. Intel says the CPUs offer an 18% performance boost when conducting multi-threaded tasks over the current 9th-gen, and an 8% improvement in Windows tasks.
The flagship Comet Lake-S CPU is the Core i9-10900, which boasts 10 cores, 20 threads, a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz, a boost clock speed of 5.1 GHz, 20 MB of cache, and 80 W. An unlocked K variant also exists, but the TDP and close speeds are unknown right now. There’s also a T variant with a TDP of 35 W, with an appropriately lower base and boost clock speed at 2.0 GHz and 4.5 GHz, respectively.
Jumping down to the Core i7 range, we have the 10700 with 8 cores, 16 threads, 3.0 GHz base, 4.8 GHz boost, 16 MB of cache, and a TDP of 65 W. As with the Core i9-10900, there’s a K (TDP and clock speeds unknown) and T version of the 10700 (2.0 GHz base, 4.4 GHz boost, 35 W TDP).
Moving down the ladder, we have the Intel Core i5-10500 with 6 cores, 12 threads, 3.2 GHz base, 4.3 GHz boost, 12 MB of cache, and 65 W TDP. Once again, Intel is pushing out an unlocked variant, but we don’t yet know the exact specs. The i5-10500 comes in a T variant with a 2.3 GHz base, 3.7 GHz boost, 12 MB of cache, and 35 W TDP.
The Core i3-10100 receives very much the same treatment with a standard model with 4 cores, 8 threads, 3.2 GHz base, 3.8 GHz boost, 8 MB of Cache, and 65 W TDP. The T variant features a 2.3 GHz base clock speed, 3.6 GHz boost, and 35 W TDP.
Across the board, the K variants will use Intel’s W480 chipset, while the standard model will use Q470, and the T variant will use the H410 chipset.
The use of a 14nm process node does limit the potential performance improvements, so we don’t expect the upgrade to be revolutionary by any stretch of the imagination.