As you know, in the near future we are expecting new Intel desktop processors. And if with respect to 10-nanometer nanometers we can only hope for the best, based on the sensational statement of a company representative, with 14-nanometer nanometers everything is simpler.
CPU Comet Lake-S will be released in the first half of next year and will require a new socket – LGA 1200. Despite maintaining the same process technology (although it will be improved once again), the processors themselves will still change. At least, we are waiting for new 10-core models, which Intel did not previously have in this segment. According to the leaked slides, the new processors will provide an increase of 8-18% compared to the current generation.
As for the parameters and models, they are listed below.
So what do we get in the end? We get the most logical separation within the generation. Now Core i9 – it will be 10-core models, Core i7 – eight-core, Core i5 – six-core, and Core i3 – four-core. Moreover, support for Hyper-Threading will be on all Core processors. It will also be in dual-core Pentium.
Thus, the new Core i9 will be significantly faster than previous models of Core i9, but with the rest, not everything is so good. For example, if you compare the Core i7-10700 with the Core i7-9700, it turns out that the new product has only a maximum maximum frequency of 100 MHz. And if we compare the Core i3-10100 and Core i3-9100, then the new CPU has significantly lower frequencies. True, support for Hyper-Threading appeared, but, as you know, it is not always more important than operating frequencies.
It is too early to draw conclusions, since Intel may well introduce some microarchitectural changes, but at the moment, with the exception of the appearance of 10-core processors and the addition of support for Hyper-Threading, the new CPUs are not particularly impressive. Especially against the background of the need to change the system board in case of an update. The declared TDP also looks quite amusing: 65 W for both the dual-core Celeron and the 10-core Core i9 – this looks ridiculous, even if you recall that this Intel value indicates for the base frequencies.
It is worth noting that the list does not contain models with an unlocked multiplier, but the source says that they will still be, which is quite logical.
From the rest, we can note support for the new CPU 16 lines of PCIe 3.0, support for Wi-Fi 6, maintaining compatibility with old cooling systems, as well as the appearance of new chipsets: Intel Z490, W480, Q470 and H410.