The press outlet points towards multiple international sources for the news, but we shouldn’t expect any reviews or benchmark results at least two weeks after the announcement. El Chapuzas Informatico says the second week of May at the earliest but doesn’t discount details leaking ahead of Intel’s plans.
Naturally, citing unconfirmed sources doesn’t exactly instill much confidence. Still, a late April announcement would align nicely with grapevine murmurs that Intel is struggling to push out the Comet Lake CPUs as planned due to issues linked to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. Supply chains, in particular, are struggling to meet demand as a consequence of shutdowns and heavily reduced production capacities.
According to El Chapuzas Informatico, the Comet Lake Intel Core i9-10900K will go on sale for around $550 and will feature 10 cores, 20 threads, a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz, a boost clock speed of 5.1 GHz, and a 125 W TDP. These specs would place it as the Intel desktop processor with the most significant number of cores and the highest speeds to date. As we already know, Intel will have five variants of the Core i9-10900 with the usual selection of KF, K, F, and T models.
The announcement will also reportedly feature the Intel i7-10700K with 8 cores, 16 threads, a base clock speed of 3.8 GHz, and a retail price of around $430. Intel will also reveal the Intel Core i5-10600K with its 6 cores, 12 threads, and 4.1 GHz base clock speed. The price is reportedly around $290.
On the lower end of the spectrum, we have the Intel Core i3 10320 with 4 cores, 8 threads, a base clock speed of 3.8 GHz, and a retail price of around $180.
As for the motherboards to house these new Comet Lake chips, El Chapuzas Informatico says to expect news when Intel unveils the CPUs in late April.