The Dam Has Burst, Comet Lake Is Leaking
How Long Can We Make The Names?
Try saying “The Core i9-10900” several times, and now imagine what the review will sound like on the podcast, unless we give the new Intel Comet Lake-S chip a nickname. We won’t be talking too much about it as the leak that The Inquirer spotted does not contain a lot of information but it does offer us more than we knew before. It will be a 10 core, 20 thread 14nm processor, with a base clock of 3GHz and a boost of up to 5.1GHz with a 20MB cache and a TDP of 80W.
There will also be a 8 core, 16 thread Core i7-10700 running at 3GHz to 4.8GHz, with 16MB of cache and a 65W TDP, a six cores, 12 threads Core i5-10500 that hits 3.2GHz to 4.3Ghz with 12MB of cache and a 65W TDP and a Core i3-10100 with four cores, eight threads hitting frequencies of 3.2GHz and 3.8GHz, also with a 12MB cache and 65W TDP. There will be many more models than that of course, but these seem to be the top of each of the tiers.
There will also be a Comet Lake-T series which will drop that TDP down to 35W as well as a K series and one without any letters added to the end as well.
Comet Lake-S is the codename given to the mainstream 10th-gen desktop CPUs, which will be lead by the 10-core, 20-thread Core i9-10900K. Other than the fact it'll come with 20MB of cache, there's precious little other information on offer.