While we aren’t expecting Intel’s 10th generation Comet Lake processors to drop any time soon, there has been a recent leak of a listing that gives us some information on their likely price points.
What was leaked?
As with most leaks, this one came from Twitter with the user momomo_us showing some early Comet Lake listings on two online stores.
The two stores, Slovakian retailer ITSK-HS and Czeck retailer Bohemia Computers, gave us a great idea of what the final pricing for these upcoming processors could be. While these may not be final and could even just be placeholder text, it makes for an interesting read.
The products were listed with the LGA1200, which is the new CPU socket that Intel is introducing for these new 14nm chips. As well as including the prices of these processors, a base clock speed also made an appearance.
Both stores posted 12 different Comet Lake processors that span from Celeron SKUs to Core i5 ones. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any mention of the higher power models, such as the Core i7 or Core i9 lines.
The models in question
The list of processors that appeared on the two websites is as follows.
|Model||Base Clock||Price – Bohemia Computers||Price – ITSK-HS|
|Intel Core i5-10600||3.3 GHz||$233||$251|
|Intel Core i5-10500||3.1 GHz||$210||$227|
|Intel Core i5-10400||2.9 GHz||$190||$204|
|Intel Core i5-10400F||2.9 GHz||$162||$174|
|Intel Core i3-10320||3.8 GHz||$169||$183|
|Intel Core i3-10300||3.7 GHz||$158||$171|
|Intel Core i3-10100||3.6 GHz||$129||$137|
|Intel Pentium G6600||4.2 GHz||$98||$105|
|Intel Pentium G6500||4.1 GHz||$87||$93|
|Intel Pentium G6400||4.0 GHz||$70||$72|
|Intel Celeron G5920||3.5 GHz||$57||$61|
|Intel Celeron G5900||3.4 GHz||$45||$48|
Comparisons to AMD
Now that we have some base clock figures to go off, we can start to make comparisons to offerings by AMD. With the i5-10600 priced at around $240 with the unlocked model likely to be a little bit more, this puts it at odds with AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600X offering, which has the same core and thread count but sells for as low as $215.
Other interesting comparisons can be made with the Comet Lake Core i3 chips, which appear to range from $130 to $180. This is currently the same price range that the Ryzen 5 3600 chip falls under, and that has a two-core advantage when compared to the i3 chips.
As with all leaks, we don’t really know if these figures are accurate or merely a placeholder. If they are indeed accurate, it looks like Intel will have a fight on its hands coming up against AMD’s offerings. We’d have hoped for a more competitive pricing structure for the 10th-gen chips, but it still remains to be seen what they can achieve.