A doable 10th-generation “Comet Lake-S” Intel desktop processor lately appeared in SiSoftware’s SANDRA database. The itemizing exhibits Intel’s unannounced chip operating on a motherboard primarily based on one other unannounced product: The H470 chipset for Comet Lake-S CPUs.
The desktop processor in query lists six cores, 12 threads, 12MB of L3 cache, and 3MB of L2 cache. It is going to seemingly be a Core i5-10xxx half given the Comet Lake-S household could have as much as 10 cores and 20 threads. Clients may see TDP ranges from 35 to 125 watts throughout the complete household too.
In line with leaked particulars, Comet Lake-S will assist DDR4 reminiscence, Thunderbolt three, USB three.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), 4K content material and HDR, PCIe three.zero, Intel Optane, and extra. Merchandise shall be primarily based on Intel’s enhanced 14nm course of node slightly than the 10nm node used with the Ice Lake “U” and “Y” chips launched in August for ultrathin laptops and tablets.
The Core i5 itemizing follows one other potential Comet Lake-S candidate that lately appeared within the SiSoftware database. Revealed by TUM_APISAK, this chip was listed because the Core i3-10100 packing 4 cores and eight threads (because of HyperThreading). Different options embrace 6MB of L3 cache, 1MB of L2 cache, and a three.6GHz base frequency.
Intel will seemingly introduce its Comet Lake-S desktop processors earlier than the top of 2019 or in the course of the CES 2020 commerce present in January. This would be the firm’s third 10th-generation processor household launch, following the 10nm Ice Lake chips for cell PCs launched in August. The second wave, Intel’s 14nm Comet Lake CPUs for cell PCs, additionally launched in August, concentrating on greater core counts and higher uncooked efficiency than the Ice Lake components.
Intel initially kicked off its 14nm course of node period with three “Broadwell” processors in 2014. 5 years later, it’s desktop CPUs are nonetheless on 14nm, whereas AMD’s newest desktop processors, the Ryzen 3000 household, makes use of TSMC’s 7nm FinFET course of node.
In contrast to Intel, nonetheless, AMD doesn’t flood the desktop market throughout every era. AMD’s present lineup for desktop contains 5 chips with core counts ranging between six and 12. The 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X reportedly follows in November alongside new Threadripper HEDT components.
Help for PCI Specific four.zero is certainly one of AMD’s greatest promoting factors with the Ryzen 3000 household. It doubles the bandwidth from the earlier era. It additionally supplies a extra dependable information stream between the CPU and related parts, like an SSD or graphics card.
Intel has but to embrace PCI Specific four.zero in its processors, even with the upcoming Comet Lake-S chips seen in leaked slides. There’s loads of time to leap on the bandwagon, nonetheless, earlier than PCI Specific 5.zero turns into the brand new norm.