Intel is preparing the tenth generation of processors with an unpleasant surprise

Future owners of Intel Comet Lake waiting for surprises, and for the most part unpleasant

Evgeniy Opanasenko

July 17, 10:35

Intel готовит десятое поколение процессоров с неприятным сюрпризом

No major architectural changes from Comet Lake is not worth waiting

Just a few hours after its launch AMD 3000 Ryzen in Internet there is a specification about the new Intel processors Comet Lake 10th-generation desktop computers. A detailed study of the characteristics has shown that the future owners can expect surprises, mostly unpleasant.

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Comet Lake will not be another leap forward, and is another improvement of the old platform Skylake in 2015, which means all the processor cores made on 14 nm process. Even though Intel advertises them as “14+++” that is nothing more than a marketing ploy – it’s the same outdated 4 year old processor in a new wrapper, so no major architectural changes should not wait, but a pleasant change is.

The main advantage of Comet Lake compared to the previous generation – the appearance of multithreading in all models, even including the Intel Core i3. Now even the most basic Intel Core i3-10100 will receive 4 cores and 8 threads, reaching 10 cores and 20 threads in the top-end Intel Core i9-10900KF.

The flagship Intel Core i9-10900KF will also get increased up to 20 MB of cache and a Turbo Boost frequency of 3.0 to 5.2 GHz on a single core – it will have to pay higher TDP will be equal to 105 watts. The price tag for the 10-core CPU starts at $ 499.

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The first related Ryzen 3000 showed that the new AMD caught up with Intel in performance issue on a single core, and thus small improvements in the tenth generation Comet Lake will be enough to again get ahead.

Intel Core i7-10700K will get 8 cores and 16 threads with a frequency to 5.1 GHz. There will be 16 MB cache third level and TDP of 95 watts. In contrast to Core i9-10900KF, this processor is installed integrated graphics Intel 730 UHD. This Intel will be asked to 389 dollars. Top-end Core i7 will compete with 8-core Ryzen 7 3800X.

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In the more affordable segment will be the leader of Core i5-10600K with 6 cores and 12 threads. Stock frequency is 3.7 GHz, and 4.9 GHz per core, 12 MB cache, and 95 watt TDP. This processor will compete with Ryzen 5 3600X. The cost of the Core i5-10600K should be at the level of 269 dollars.

The base segment is for Intel Core i3-10350K – 4-core and 8-threaded CPU with frequencies up to 4.1 GHz, 9 MB cache, and 91 watts TDP. This processor offers essentially the capabilities of the flagship of the seventh generation, will cost $ 179.

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And now about the unpleasant surprise. The characteristics of 13 different processors mentioned the new socket LGA 1159, which means no upgrade for motherboards on LGA 1151. Along with the new socket will be released updated chipset. Story 2-summer update “iron” is repeated – along with a processor will need to buy a new motherboard, which will require additional costs.

We will remind that earlier the laptop with a processor from the smartphone gave fantastic results. We also did a summary of the most important smartphones of 2019 on the Snapdragon 855.

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