Intel rumored to release 10-core Comet Lake CPUs for desktops in 2020

Intel recently made a huge splash with the release of its

Comet Lake processors for laptops and tablets
, but that
doesn’t mean it’s done.
Hong Kong-based website, XFastest, recently shared
three leaked
slides from an anonymous source showing an Intel Core platform
boasting a new Intel 400 series chipset and an LGA 1200 socket. To
top that off, these slides also include a roadmap indicating that
the 10-core Comet Lake CPUs for desktop computers are slated to
roll out in the first quarter of 2020.

Based on the slides, this new chipset looks to be designed to
support up to 10-core and 20-thread processors. The platform
details also suggest that the enthusiast level TDP is seeing a bump
of up to 125W from the previous 95W for enhanced core & memory
overclocking. According to
ExtremeTech
, Intel might be trying to avoid cutting the base
clock speed as it did when moving from the 8th to 9th generations
as well.

The updated LGA 1200 socket and Intel 400 series chipset means
that you’ll need to buy a new motherboard with these specs if you
want to upgrade once the Comet Lake-S processors come out. However,
jumping on board with the Comet Lake-S also includes integrated
support for 802.11ax, the next generation of wireless support also
known as Wi-Fi6.

With the potential roll-out of the Comet Lake desktop processors
coming the beginning of 2020, there will be plenty more speculation
on what to expect.

How does this compare to Team Red?

While we’re still hoping for slimmer CPU’s from Intel to
compete with AMD’s 7nm offerings, it has decided to stick with
their tried-and-true 14nm process. Of course, we’ll have to wait
and see how Comet Lake-S compares to AMD’s newest Ryzen options,
which already go up to 16 cores and 32 threads.

Intel has always led with its single core performance, and
we’re excited to see how Comet Lake-S improves upon its already
powerful results. And, while AMD will probably still outperform
Intel in the multi-core department, maybe the extra 2 cores and
increased TDP will close the gap.

The true test for most people will be price. There’s no
information on that yet, Intel might try and shake up AMD’s
top-flight
offerings
. Whatever the prices end up being, we’ll keep you
up to date on Comet Lake-S news.

Source: FS – All Tech News 2
Intel rumored to release 10-core Comet Lake CPUs for desktops in 2020