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A few weeks ago, we brought you news about Intel’s Core i9-10850K processor, which is a slight downgrade from the flagship Core i9-10900K. The chip is still part of the 14nm 10th generation Comet Lake-S desktop processor family, but is clocked 100MHz slower across base, boost, Turbo Boost 3.0 and Thermal Velocity Boost thresholds. Today, Intel officially announced the processor, along with its bulk pricing. Whereas the Core i9-10900K is priced at $488 in lots of 1,000 for OEMs, the Core i9-10850K is available at a $35 discount, coming in at $453. For OEMs that have encountered trouble getting their hands on the Core i9-10900K, the Core i9-10850K seems like a worthy consolation... Read more...
When it comes to Intel's current 14nm Comet Lake-S desktop processors, the Core i9-10900K is the flagship of the family. The processor is a 10-core/20-thread design with a base clock of 3.7GHz, boost clock of 5.1GHz, Turbo Boost 3.0 clock of 5.2GHz and maximum Thermal Velocity Boost of 5.3GHz. It also comes with bulk pricing of $488 (although it retails for $530 and above – if you can find one). However, there looks to be a new member of the Comet Lake-S family that shall soon be available with similar specs to the Core i9-10900K. Online retailer Digital Storm is listing the Core i9-10850K for sale on its website; and it’s a processor that has been making the benchmark... Read more...
Apple is widely expected to launch new iMac computers later this year; and no, we’re not talking about the company’s expected Macs running custom Apple Silicon. Rather, Apple is still committed to releasing new Intel-based Macs for the next two years; one of which is a refreshed version of the 27-inch iMac. The device in question appeared in a Geekbench listing that was unearthed by twitter leaker _rogame. What’s interesting about the benchmark result is that the iMac is apparently running an unreleased 10th generation Intel Comet Lake-S processor: the Core i9-10910, which is apparently a variant of the existing Core i9-10900. It's not uncommon for Intel to produce... Read more...
G.Skill has been on a roll when it comes to launching high-performance DDR4 memory kits for PC enthusiasts, and the company is ratcheting up speeds again for Intel's new Z490 Comet Lake-S platform. The modules are totally blinged out, of course, as they fit into G.Skill's Trident Z Royal family. But the styling of the modules is secondary; let's talk performance. G.Skill is using Samsung B-die ICs for its 16GB modules to reach DDR4-4400 speeds with a latency of CL17-18-18-38. G.Skill is selling the modules in 32GB kits (2x16GB), as it opines "32GB memory total capacity becomes the standard for gaming PC and performance PC builds." G.Skill's Trident Z Royal 32GB DDR4-4400 Kit validated on an MSI... Read more...
Intel’s Core i9-10900K is no doubt an impressive chip, made even more impressive by the fact that the company has been able to achieve 5GHz+ turbo clocks in a 10-core design using 14nm process tech well past its “freshness” date. We posted our review of the chip earlier today and we were able to get the chip to 5.3GHz across all 10 cores with a Corsair H80i AIO liquid cooler. But a 5.3GHz all-core overclock is small potatoes compared to famed overclocker Elmor, who was able to hit 7.7GHz (7707.62MHz to be exact) across all 10 cores. For reference, the base clock of the Comet Lake-S based Core i9-10900K is 3.7GHz, so this represented a whopping 4GHz overclock.... Read more...
A few weeks back, Intel officially announced its 10th Generation Core series processors based on the Comet Lake-S architecture, and its companion Z490 chipset. 10th Gen Core series processors are not all-new, HEDT (High-End Desktop) products that target extreme enthusiasts, but rather tweaked, tuned, and enhanced mainstream parts, meant to supplants 9th Gen Socket 1151-based processors at the heart of Intel’s mainstream CPU line-up. Intel’s 10th Gen Core series desktop processors are still based on the same architecture and leverage the same 14nm++ manufacturing process as their 9th Gen predecessors, but Intel has made numerous changes in an attempt to inject even more performance,... Read more...
We’ve already covered Alienware’s new Area-51m R3 and m15/m17 R3 gaming laptop releases, and now it’s time to shift focus to their desktop sibling. We’re of course talking about the Aurora desktop, which is aimed squarely at the eSports market. Liquid cooling – for the processor – has long been a staple of Alienware desktops. However, the 2020 edition of the Aurora is bringing a first for company: liquid cooled graphics cards. The Aurora’s PCIe liquid cooling solution is available with its GeForce RTX 2080 graphics option, and promises a further 19.5 percent temperature decrease along with a 69.2 percent decrease in noise reduction compared... Read more...
It's been almost a week since Intel formally introduced its 10th generation Core processors for the desktop (Comet Lake-S), and later this month, the launch will be accompanied by reviews and actual retail availability. In the meantime, we still have to rely on leaks to catches glimpses of what Comet Lake-S will be capable of when it lands. As it pertains to that, Intel's flagship Core i9-10900K has (supposedly) been shown running at 5.4GHz. This comes by way of a screenshot posted to China's Baidu forum, and unfortunately, the post has since been deleted. However, Twitter user G2 OldSKol managed to save a copy and upload it to Twitter. The image shows the chip running at 5.4GHz (via CPU-Z) and... Read more...
Intel is officially taking the wraps off of its 10th Generation Core S-Series processors, spearheaded by the new flagship 10-core / 20-thread Core i9-10900K. Although this new line-up continues to leverage Intel’s 14nm process node – the 10th Generation Core S-Series processors are not next-generation, 10nm parts based on a new microarchitecture – Intel has tweaked, tuned, and modified quite a number of things to produce an extensive family of processors that target a wide array of price points and use cases. Although we haven’t been able to run a Comet Lake-S based 10th Gen Core processor though its paces just yet (that should be happening in just a few weeks), we do... Read more...
Prices on a small handful of Intel's upcoming Comet Lake-S desktop processors have seemingly come into view, and if they are accurate, then a chip with 10 cores and 20 threads could find its way into PCs for less than $500. Realistically, that's probably where such a CPU would need to end up, in order to be a compelling alternative to AMD's third-generation Ryzen products. To quickly recap, Comet Lake is already in mobile form, with Intel having released low power Comet Lake-Y and Comet Lake-U CPUs for thin and light laptops. The desktop is the next stop for Comet Lake. Leaks and rumors abound in the lead up to the eventual launch, though for the most part, they have been focused on model names,... Read more...
Based on all the leaks and rumors, we are presumably getting close to the launch of Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake-S desktop processors. Intel already launched mobile versions (Comet Lake-Y and Comet Lake-Y), and now we are just waiting for the desktop versions, which will be offered with up to 10 cores and 20 threads, and in excess of 5GHz. They're poised to be fast, but might also require a beefy cooler at the top end. Before we get to the latest leak, let us set the stage with a couple of reference points. Intel's 9th generation Core i9-9900KS Coffee Lake processor is an 8-core/16-thread processor with a 4GHz base clock and 5GHz boost clock, 16MB of L3 cache, and a 127-watt thermal design... Read more...
Sometimes it feels as though we are stuck in a perpetual holding pattern for Intel's upcoming Comet Lake-S desktop processors, but rest assured, they will get released. As to exactly when, you can circle April 30, 2020 on your calendar. Just do it in pencil or erasable ink, because this date has not been confirmed. It is at least feasible, though. Intel already launched its Comet Lake CPU architecture to mobile, with several Comet Lake-U and Comet Lake-Y processors sporting official product pages. What we are waiting for at this point is for Intel to launch its higher end Comet Lake-H CPUs for laptops, and Comet Lake-S chips for desktops. In regards to the latter, El Chapuzas Informatico (via... Read more...
AMD is winning the core wars in the mainstream desktop CPU space (in terms of how many cores/threads are available), while Intel is focused on squeezing as much performance as it can out of its 14-nanometer node, which will see another round with its Comet Lake-S CPUs. How will they fare against AMD's third-generation Ryzen processors based on its 7nm Zen 2 CPU architecture? A fresh benchmark leak may provide us with a hint of what is to come. The usual disclaimer applies—there is only so much we can garner from a leaked benchmark, for a variety of reasons. Even assuming everything is legit, a single benchmark run falls well short of painting a complete picture. Nonetheless, we can only... Read more...
Well, what do we have here? In the presumably waning days before Intel outs its Comet Lake-S lineup for the desktop, some pictures and specifications have emerged of what looks to be finalized silicon for the Core i5-10400. We are not ruling out a clever Photoshop manipulation, but assuming the images are real, this does not appear to be an engineering sample. Why does that matter? Engineering samples are what companies like Intel and AMD send out to OEMs and reviewers before a product ships to retail. Later stage ES chips are typically indicative of the final specifications, but there can also be changes made in earlier silicon, such as base clocks and boost clocks. So seeing a leaked retail... Read more...
Dell is getting ready to launch new desktops built around Intel's 10th generation processors. Otherwise known as Comet Lake-S, Intel has not yet formally introduced any 10th generation CPUs on the desktop, but given the increased occurrence of types of leaks we have been seeing recently, it was safe to assume a launch was imminent. The new chips will find their way into Dell's XPS Tower and XPS Tower Special Edition desktops. Dell revealed as much in a new promotional video for its 2020 model XPS Tower systems, though did not into detail about the specific processors, only that they are 10 generation parts. Have a watch... "Create without limits using the all-new XPS Tower. Featuring powerful... Read more...
Another day, another leak related to Intel's upcoming Comet Lake-S series. This latest one pertains to the Core i9-10900K, the top dog in the Comet Lake-S stack (based on past rumors), which apparently got benchmarked while nestled inside an ASRock Z490M Pro4 motherboard based on Intel's also-unreleased Z490 chipset. The Core i9-10900K is equipped with 10 cores and 20 threads of computing muscle. It has a 3.7GHz clock and 5.1GHz single-core boost clock, or 5.3GHz via Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB), which is an extra nudge for setups with burlier cooling solutions to handle the higher clockspeed (and subsequent rise in thermals). It also has 20MB of total cache and a 125W TDP. Twitter user and prominent... Read more...
Imagine putting a screen door on a submarine, then submerging it in the ocean. Now imagine the entire submarine is just one big screen, not just the door. If such a thing existed, we would call it Comet Lake, because the leaks are pretty much constant. Whether any of them hold water remains to be seen, but as far as the latest leak goes, an unreleased Intel Core i7-10700KF has made appearance at SiSoft SANDRA. Once again, we can credit Twitter user APISAK for drawing attention to the latest leaked entry. The Core i7-10700KF is one of a whole bunch of Comet Lake processors that will be coming out sometime this year, and perhaps within the next few weeks. The "K" in the product name indicates it... Read more...
We getting increasingly close to the launch of Intel's 10th generation Core desktop processors based on its Comet Lake-S architecture, as evidenced by the types of leaks that are emerging. There have been leaked photos of actual CPUs, and now some overseas retail stores have posted product listings with pricing information. Comet Lake-S is another iteration of Intel's 14-nanometer node. Intel continues to refine its 14nm manufacturing, and Comet Lake-S will bring more cores and faster speeds to the mainstream desktop category. Meanwhile, AMD is sitting pretty at 7nm with its latest generation Ryzen 3000 series CPUs based on its Zen 2 architecture. Pricing will be key in how Comet Lake-S is received... Read more...
Intel's 10th generation Core processors based on its Comet Lake-S architecture are headed to desktops in the very near future, though are not quite here yet. While we wait, the leaks keep on coming. The latest leak highlights three "KF" variants with up to 10 physical cores and 20 threads, and without integrated graphics in tow. The information comes by way of a supposed Intel slide. In addition to the three KF models, it also shows three "K" variants. For anyone who is not familiar with Intel's designations, a K processor means it sports an unlocked multiplier (which makes overclocking a lot easier) and an F processors does not feature an iGPU. Here's a look at the low-resolution slide... Source:... Read more...
There have been a plethora of leaks pertaining to Intel's upcoming Comet Lake-S processors for the desktop, and as the new chips get closer to launch, actual images of the CPUs have surfaced. Even better, these are not the typical low quality, blurry photos that have become an annoying practice with leaked images. The process in question is a Core i9-10900 (non-K model), as shown on the left in the image up top. In that particular photo, it's plopped next to a current-generation Core i9-9900KS (Coffee Lake) CPU. Both of those are engineering samples (ES), which are essentially pre-release silicon that Intel sends to reviewers, OEMs, and hardware makers to validate their platforms. With the same... Read more...
We’ve all been waiting patiently for Intel to release its Comet Lake-S desktop processors to counter AMD’s Ryzen 3000 family. AMD has been running the tables with its multi-threaded Zen 2 beasts, and Comet Lake-S is seen as the likely last hurrah for the company’s 14nm process tech – at least on the desktop side. Today, we’re getting an early look at an alleged Core i7-10700K processor, which slots in under the flagship Core i9-10900K that we’ve seen on numerous occasions. According to the benchmark result, which comes courtesy of leakster TUM_APISAK, the Core i7-10700K has 8 cores that are capable of executing 16 threads.  pic.twitter.com/7zMbaFDS9q... Read more...
Someday and perhaps even this year (hopefully), Intel will launch desktop processors in volume that are based on 10-nanometer manufacturing. Until then, Intel continues to tweak its 14nm node. As is relates to that, Comet Lake-S will be shipping soon, which will presumably includes a Core i9-10900K CPU that is making cameos in benchmark leaks. Interestingly, one of those leaks shows it being faster than AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X. The Core i9-10900K is a 10th generation Comet Lake-S processor that falls within Intel's 'mainstream' desktop processor lineup. That's to say, it's not a high-end desktop (HEDT) CPU, though it does wield a whole bunch of cores and threads. Specifically, it is a 10-core/20-thread... Read more...
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