Intel brings new features to desktop with its 10th Generation of Comet Lake-S CPUs

Intel brings new features to desktop with it 10th Generation of Comet Lake-S CPUs

Intel brings new features to desktop with its 10th Generation of Comet Lake-S CPUs

Intel has just revealed its 10th Generation of Core desktop processors, and they are said to be the company’s fastest gaming processors to date, so much so that they have called their i9-10900K the “World’s Fastest Gaming Processor”. 

The core of Intel’s marketing is that “Frequency Matters”, and that most applications can benefit more from higher levels of single-threaded performance than they can from simply adding more cores into the mix, a clear dig at AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series. Intel’s research also suggests that “around 60% of games are optimised for single-core”. 

With clock speeds that can reach as high as 5.3GHz, Intel’s 10th generation CPU lineup is designed to deliver incredible levels of single-threaded CPU performance while also offering consumers up to 10 cores and 20 threads. Intel has also upgraded its processor lineup to ensure that all i3, i5, i7 and i9 processors feature Hyperthreading, bringing Intel’s CPU lineup in line with AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series. 

Intel has also changed the way it has built its processors to handle thermals better and to deliver higher burst clock speeds. To do this, Intel has brought Thermal Velocity Boost and Turbo Boost 3.0 to desktop while changing how they build their integrated heat spreaders, and silicon dies. 
 

Intel brings new features to desktop with its 10th Generation of Comet Lake-S CPUs  
Intel has also created an enhanced version of its Extreme Overclocking Utility, giving Intel an alternative to AMD’s Ryzen Master Software. With this tool, Intel has delivered its customers new overclocking features, the ability to enable and disable hyperthreading on a per-core basis and enhanced voltage/frequency controls. 

Intel’s performance Maximizer tool has also been updated to deliver Comet Lake users higher performance levels and increased overclock stability. 

Intel brings new features to desktop with its 10th Generation of Comet Lake-S CPUs  
Before now, Intel’s Turbo Boost 3.0 technology has mostly remained exclusive to Intel’s high-end desktop processors, but now it has finally reached Intel’s core lineup. 

With Turbo Boost 3.0, Intel can define the two best CPU cores on their processors to enable higher levels of single-threaded turbo performance across their processor’s strongest cores. These cores will vary on a CPU-by-CPU basis. These cores require no extra voltage to achieve these higher clock speeds. 

In Intel’s i9-10900K, the processor’s maximum single-core clock speed is 5.1GHz, but with Turbo Boost 3.0, this becomes 5.2GHz. Add on Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost, which requires you to cool your processor below 70 degrees, and peak clock speeds can be increased to 5.3GHz. 

Intel brings new features to desktop with its 10th Generation of Comet Lake-S CPUs  

Below are the specifications and prices for Intel’s new Comet Lake series desktop processors, which will support Intel’s new LGA 1200 socket on 400-series Intel motherboards. Intel’s i9-10900K will release with a US RCP (1K) price to $488, which Intel hopes will be low enough to compete well with AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series offerings. 

  Cores/
Threads
Base Clock
(Up To)
Single Core
Turbo (Up To)
All Core
Turbo (Up To)
Turbo Boost 3.0 Velocity Boost TDP Memory
Speed
Graphics RCP Pricing
(USD 1K)
i9-10900K 10/20 3.7 GHz 5.1 GHz 4.8 GHz 5.2 GHz +100 MHz 125W DDR4-
2933 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$488
i9-10900KF 10.20 3.7 GHz 5.1 GHz 4.8 GHz 5.2 GHz +100 MHz 125W DDR4-
2933 MHz
$472
i9-10900 10/20 2.8 GHz 5.0 GHz 4.5 GHz 5.1 GHz +100 MHz 65W DDR4-
2933 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$439
i9-10900F 10/20 2.8 GHz 5.0 GHz 4.5 GHz 5.1 GHz +100 MHz 65W DDR4-
2933 MHz
$422
i7-10700K 8/16 3.8 GHz 5.0 GHz 4.7 GHz 5.1 GHz 125W DDR4-
2933 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$374
i7-10700KF 8/16 3.8 GHz 5.0 GHz 4.7 GHz 5.1 GHz 125W DDR4-
2933 MHz
$349
i7-10700 8/16 2.9 GHz 4.7 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.8 GHz 65W DDR4-
2933 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$323
i7-10700F 8/16 2.9 GHz 4.7 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.8 GHz 65W DDR4-
2933 MHz
$298
i5-10600K 6/12 4.1 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.5 GHz 125W DDR4-
2666 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$262
i5-10600KF 6/12 4.1 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.5GHz 125W DDR4-
2666 MHz
$237
i5-10600 6/12 3.3 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.4 GHz 65W DDR4-
2666 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$213
i5-10500 6/12 3.1 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.2 GHz 65W DDR4-
2666 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$192
i5-10400 6/12 2.9 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 65W DDR4-
2666 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$182
i5-10400F 6/12 2.9 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.0 GHz   65W DDR4-
2666 MHz
$157
i3-10320 4/8 3.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 65W DDR4-
2666 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$154
i3-10300 4/8 3.7 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz 65W DDR4-
2666 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$143
i3-10100 4/8 3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.1 GHz 65W DDR4-
2666 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$122
Pentium Gold
G-6600
2/4 4.2 GHz 58W DDR4-
2666 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$86
Pentium Gold
G-6500
2/4 4.1 GHz 58W DDR4-
2666 MHz
UHD
Graphics

630
$75
Pentium Gold
G-6400
2/4 4.0 GHz 58W DDR4-
2666 MHz
UHD
Graphics

610
$64
Celeron
G-5920
2/2 3.5 GHz 58W DDR4-
2666 MHz

UHD
Graphics

610

$52
Celeron
G-5900
2/2 3.4 GHz 58W DDR4-
2666 MHz
UHD
Graphics

610
$42

 

Intel brings new features to desktop with its 10th Generation of Comet Lake-S CPUs  

Sadly, Intel wouldn’t talk to us in detail about their Z490 chipset, though Intel’s slides have confirmed that their Comet Lake-S series processors will support up to 40 platform PCIe 3.0 lanes. This means that Intel’s Comet Lake-S processors will not support PCIe 4.0. 

During Intel’s presentation, they did not confirm the release date of their 10th Generation Comet Lake processors. 

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