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10th Gen Intel Core desktop processors coming 30th April?

by Vyncent ChanApril 8, 2020
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The 10th Gen Intel Core laptop processors have just dropped, and we are all pretty much waiting for the desktop parts to be announced. Most of the specifications has already been leaked, and even the pricing, but hey, the announcement has yet to happen. According to Videocardz however, the announcement is going to happen as early as the end of this month.

They managed to get their hands on what looks like leaked slides pointing to the Core i9-10900K featuring a 10-core configuration with HyperThreading for 20 processing threads, and 5.3 GHz boost clocks inclusive of Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB). Meanwhile the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10700K will allegedly sport 8 cores and 16 threads, with a boost clock of 5.1 GHz, and last but not least there’s the Core i5-10600K with clocks of up to 4.8 GHz and a six-core, 12-thread configuration.

Interestingly, Intel seems intent on keeping Thermal Velocity Boost as a feature for only the 10th Gen Intel Core i9 parts, with the rest of the product stack not featuring TVB. Meanwhile Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support is extended until the Core i7 parts, while the lower SKUs miss out on the feature. This is in contrast with Intel’s laptop strategy where TVB is featured in 10th Gen Intel Core i9 and Core i7 Comet Lake-H parts.

Here’s the full table of leaked 10th Gen Intel Core parts and their alleged specifications, combined from prior information as well :

10th Gen Intel Core Comet Lake-S Desktop Processors Specs

SKU Base Clock (GHz) Max Boost (GHz) All Core Boost (GHz) Cores/Threads Cache TDP Price (without VAT)
Core i9-10900K 3.7 5.3 (With TVB) 4.8 10C/20T 20MB 125W €504 (~RM2411)
Core i9-10900KF 3.7 5.3 (With TVB) 4.8 10C/20T 20MB 125W €475 (~RM2272)
Core i9-10900 2.8 5.2 (With TVB) 4.5 10C/20T 20MB 65W €452 (~RM2162)
Core i9-10900F 2.8 5.2 (With TVB) 4.5 10C/20T 20MB 65W €425 (~RM2033)
Core i7-10700K 3.8 5.1 4.7 8C/16T 16MB 125W €389 (~RM1861)
Core i7-10700KF 3.8 5.1 4.7 8C/16T 16MB 125W €362 (~RM1732)
Core i7-10700 2.9 4.8 4.6 8C/16T 16MB 65W €335 (~RM1603)
Core i7-10700F 2.9 4.8 4.6 8C/16T 16MB 65W €308 (~RM1473)
Core i5-10600K 4.1 4.8 4.5 6C/12T 12MB 125W €263 (~RM1258)
Core i5-10600KF 4.1 4.8 4.5 6C/12T 12MB 125W €236 (~RM1129)
Core i5-10600 3.3 4.8 4.4 6C/12T 12MB 65W €222 (~RM1062)
Core i5-10500 3.1 4.5 4.2 6C/12T 12MB 65W €200 (~RM957)
Core i5-10400 2.9 4.3 4.0 6C/12T 12MB 65W €190 (~RM909)
Core i5-10400F 2.9 4.3 4.0 6C/12T 12MB 65W €163 (~RM780)
Core i3-10320 3.8 4.6 4.4 4C/8T 8MB 65W €162 (~RM775)
Core i3-10300 3.7 4.4 4.2 4C/8T 8MB 65W €151 (~RM722)
Core i3-10100 3.6 4.3 4.1 4C/8T 6MB 65W €129 (~RM617)

The 10th Gen Intel Core Comet Lake-H product lineup does seem very interesting if you are looking for more cores from Intel. The 10th Gen Intel Core i3 parts match the 7th Gen Intel Core i7 parts in terms of core and thread count, and that’s what we should have seen from Intel when they were in the leadership position. The full array of 10th Gen parts are also offering HyperThreading now, which is a first for Intel. Intel has traditionally used HyperThreading as a selling point, with the Core i7 parts being the only parts with HyperThreading all the way up until the 9th Gen where we saw HyperThreading only offered on the Core i9 parts.

It’s pretty much confirmed that Intel will be pushing the gaming performance narrative once again, and to be honest I do believe they do have the advantage there. But whether gamers will care enough for the 10th Gen Intel Core processors when they have to invest in a new board to use these new processors remains to be seen.

 

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According to the leaks, the 10th Gen Intel Core Comet Lake-S desktop parts will be announced on 30th April, with NDAs on reviews to lift on 27th May, coinciding with the start of the sales of the new processors. Intel’s board partners are reportedly shipping the LGA1200 motherboards to reviewers too, with der8auer already teasing the socket cover for the LGA1200 socket on his Instagram.

11th Gen Intel Core Rocket Lake platform

For gamers who want to hop over back to Intel, this might be the time though. The upcoming Rocket Lake-S processors has been leaked with support for the LGA1200 socket, but it will require a new Intel 500 Series chipset and will offer support for PCIe 4.0, which might just render your fancy new Intel Z490 board obsolete. Oh well…

Pokdepinion: I am honestly interested to see how much more frames can the Intel Core i9-10900K bring to the table versus a Ryzen 9 3900X…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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