Wednesday, July 10th 2019

Intel 10th Generation Core "Comet Lake" Lineup Detailed

Intel's short-term reaction to AMD's 3rd generation Ryzen processor family is the 10th generation Core "Comet Lake." These processors are based on existing "Skylake" cores, but have core-counts increased at the top-end, and HyperThreading enabled across the entire lineup. The Core i3 series are now 4-core/8-thread; the Core i5 series a 6-core/12-thread, the Core i7 series are 8-core/16-thread, and the new Core i9 series are 10-core/20-thread. Besides core-counts, Intel has given its 14 nanometer node one last step of refinement to come up with the new 14 nm+++ nodelet. This enables Intel to significantly dial up clock speeds across the board. These processors come in the new LGA1159 package, and are not backwards-compatible with LGA1151 motherboards. These chips also appear to feature an on-package PCH, instead of chipset on the motherboard.

Leading the pack is the Core i9-10900KF, a 10-core/20-thread chip clocked at 4.60 GHz with 5.20 GHz Turbo Boost, 20 MB of shared L3 cache, native support for DDR4-3200, and a TDP of 105 W. Intel's new 10-core die appears to physically lack an iGPU, since none of the other Core i9 10-core models offer integrated graphics. For this reason, all three processor models have the "F" brand extension denoting lack of integrated graphics. The i9-10900KF is closely followed by the i9-10900F clocked at 4.40/5.20 GHz, the lack of an unlocked multiplier, and 95 W TDP rating. The most affordable 10-core part is the i9-10800F, clocked at 4.20 GHz with 5.00 GHz boost, and a TDP of just 65 W. Intel has set ambitious prices for these chips. The i9-10900KF is priced at $499, followed by the i9-10900F at $449, and the i9-10800F at $409.
The 10th generation Core i7 series, as we mentioned, consist of 8-core/16-thread processors. These are physically the same die found on the i9-9900K, but built on the new 14 nm+++ nodelet, and benefit from higher clock speeds. The Core i7-10700K clocked at 4.80 GHz with 5.10 GHz boost, offers 16 MB of shared L3 cache, Intel Gen9.5-based UHD 730 graphics, and native support for DDR4-3200. Intel is pricing the i7-10700K at $389. This is closely followed by the $339 Core i7-10700, which lacks an unlocked multiplier, ticks at 4.60 GHz with 4.90 GHz boost, and comes with a 65 W TDP.

The 10th generation Core i5 family consist of 6-core/12-thread processors, which are physically similar to the Core i7-8700K, but fabbed on 14 nm+++. The Core i5-10600K offers an unlocked multiplier, clock speeds of 4.70 GHz with 4.90 GHz boost, 12 MB of shared L3 cache, 95 W TDP, UHD 730 graphics, and native support for DDR4-3200 memory. This chip is priced at $269. It is closely followed by the i5-10600 clocked at 4.60 GHz with 4.80 GHz boost, the lack of an unlocked multiplier, and a $229 price-tag. Other Core i5 SKUs include the i5-10500 (4.40-4.50 GHz, $199 price), and i5-10400 (4.20-4.40 GHz, $179 price).

At the bottom of the pile is the new Core i3 family of 4-core/8-thread chips, which is surprisingly not physically simlar to the quad-core "Skylake" die, but is rather carved out from the 6-core silicon to give it 9 MB of shared L3 cache. The Core i3-10350K is price-matched with the i5-10400 at $179, offers an unlocked multiplier, and is clocked at 4.60 GHz with 4.80 GHz boost, with a 95 W TDP. It's trailed by the i3-10320 (4.50-4.70 GHz, 9 MB L3 cache, $159 price); and the i3-10300 (4.30-4.50 GHz, 9 MB L3 cache, and $149 price). At the very bottom is the Core i3-10100. This 4-core/8-thread chip is configured with just 7 MB of L3 cache, 4.20-4.40 GHz clock-speeds, 65 W TDP, and a $129 price.

The 10th generation Panic Lake lacks PCIe gen 4.0, uses 32 Gbps DMI 3.0 chipset bus, and will be accompanied by the new 495-series chipset that sits on the same package as the CPU die, and talks to it over OPI, which is basically on-package DMI (32 Gbps). The CPU socket now puts out all of the platform connectivity on the motherboard. Among the connectivity options are one PCI-Express 3.0 x16 link meant for graphics, a handful USB 3.1 gen 2 and gen 1 ports, a few M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slots, SATA 6 Gbps ports, HDA bus, and GbE PHY.

There's no information on when the 10th generation "Comet Lake" launches, but something tells us Intel will frantcally launch this platform to cut into 3rd gen Ryzen sales, because its desktop "Ice Lake" processor won't launch before 2020. Source: WCCFTech
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118 Comments on Intel 10th Generation Core "Comet Lake" Lineup Detailed

#1
TheLostSwede
Apparently a fake. One giveaway is the placement of the $ sign in the pricing. A US company would always put the $ before the numbers. Only Europeans put the € sign after the numbers.
Socket details are correct though, from what I know.
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#2
londiste
Pretty sure this is fake.
$ sign as mentioned, some of the layout is weird, Intel does not usually use 14++ notation on these slides, maximum all-core turbo is not a thing Intel has mentioned in a while (if ever).
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#3
s3thra
Two immediate tells that this is fake:
  1. the $ sign a the end of the pricing figures
  2. Source: WCCFTech
We have to stop recycling their garbage, this is TPU.
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#4
HwGeek
Fake or Leaked on purpose to just stay relevant, but it won't be real product since even the 9900KS will be better CPU in gaming and some ADOBE style apps, so how they will justify the new socket cost?
Edit: another proof it's fake: Intel always adds small number on mem speed so you need to go and read the FOOTNOTES.
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#5
mrmoo
Fake news,lol.
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#6
bug
Seriously, I'm not avoiding wtftech just to see it religiously quoted on my favorite tech news site.

Not so seriously, but all these jokes about Intel's 14nm and nobody thought about 14nm# yet?
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#7
Turmania
What is panic lake as stated in the article.
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#8
TheLostSwede
bug, post: 4078257, member: 157434"
Seriously, I'm not avoiding wtftech just to see it religiously quoted on my favorite tech news site.

Not so seriously, but all these jokes about Intel's 14nm and nobody thought about 14nm# yet?
Intel's take on the cheese grater? Although I guess it would be more of a slicer...
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#9
ppn
The PCH moving to the CPU means we finally get those 30$ motherboards (minus chipset -47$), nice simple motherboard with a bunch of PCIe slots and VRMs. and intel give the PCH for free. yay

I think im waiting for the i-something 110110 though.
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#10
londiste
Hasn't PCH been on the same package for a while now for mobile processors?
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#11
bug
TheLostSwede, post: 4078269, member: 3382"
Intel's take on the cheese grater? Although I guess it would be more of a slicer...
C -> C++ -> C# ;)
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#12
GeorgeMan
Turmania, post: 4078259, member: 182201"
What is panic lake as stated in the article.
Probably for panic launch. LOL'd so much with this
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#13
ppn
There are no PCIE lanes coming directly from the CPU. All PCIe lanes must have moved to the PCH. Likely bottleneck there. What do we call the chipsetless motherboards just by pointing the socket pin count and no chipset to speak of. very confusing. I want I-something Cpu with Z-nothing motherboard.
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#14
geon2k2
AMD effect.
i3 now has 4 cores and 8 threads :) for the same or less money as the 2 cores 4 threads intel pushed on its customers for like 7 years, until 8100 which came with 4 real cores.
Now they've stepped up the lower end even more.

For this reason alone and AMD should be supported.
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#15
HwGeek
I see no point for any1 to buy current 14nm parts from intel, If you still want intel then wait for the good stuff from Real new Gen parts[PCIe4/5, DDR5,Optane dims support ... etc.].
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#16
TheLostSwede
bug, post: 4078276, member: 157434"
C -> C++ -> C# ;)
I understood the joke, but I guess you didn't get my reply. # = sharp in your context.

ppn, post: 4078289, member: 159444"
There are no PCIE lanes coming directly from the CPU. All PCIe lanes must have moved to the PCH. Likely bottleneck there. What do we call the chipsetless motherboards just by pointing the socket pin count and no chipset to speak of. very confusing. I want I-something Cpu with Z-nothing motherboard.
That's a diagram of a mobile SoC...
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#17
Raendor
Screams fake to me. Although 3000 series perform ok, AM4 is approaching its eol and it’s more interesting what zen 3 vs 10nm intel would look like.
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#18
TheLostSwede
HwGeek, post: 4078294, member: 185585"
I see no point for any1 to buy current 14nm parts from intel, If you still want intel then wait for the good stuff from Real new Gen parts[PCIe4/5, DDR5,Optane dims support ... etc.].
You expect Optane dimms on a consumer platform? Maybe mobile, but unlikely on desktop.
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#19
oxidized
Sounds like a fake, but it looks pretty good if confirmed.
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#20
bug
TheLostSwede, post: 4078296, member: 3382"
I understood the joke, but I guess you didn't get my reply. # = sharp in your context.
Yup, flew right past my head :oops:
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#21
Bones
I doubt the pricing shown for Vomit lake in this is even close to reality.
Already been determined this was fake anyway and the prices are just too "Low" for the parts shown in my view of it.
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#22
Nkd
Lol. So fake. Yea intel is gonna have a 10 core part at 65w clocked higher than 9900k. That right there was dead give away lol.

Did intet just find 50% power savings on same node? Lol.

May be think a little before posting? That should have hit you in the face.
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#23
Tomgang
intel panic mode activated. Intel ceo in panic while desing 10000 series.

Intel ceo: Gentlemen we need to proceed to 10 nm now and get the marked back from amd. We are ready to do it.

Intel worker to intel ceo: eh we still have problems with 10 nm, we are only ready for laptops now and servers next year. Maybe in 2021 for desktop or at least 2022. But dont worry, we have panic lake...on 14 nm+++++. We have added 2 more panic cores, higher boost clock in panic to amd better ipc and we now call it panic boost, we will set tdp low and not tell about real world power usage or how hot they will run. It would look great on paper.

Intel ceo to worker: :slap:

Also intel ceo: lest leak some slides for now...
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#25
NicklasAPJ
Tomgang, post: 4078325, member: 154607"
intel panic mode activated. Intel ceo in panic while desing 10000 series.

Intel ceo: Gentlemen we need to proceed to 10 nm now and get the marked back from amd. We are ready to do it.

Intel worker to intel ceo: eh we still have problems with 10 nm, we are only ready for laptops now and servers next year. Maybe in 2021 for desktop or at least 2022. But dont worry, we have panic lake...on 14 nm+++++. We have added 2 more panic cores, higher boost clock in panic to amd better ipc and we now call it panic boost, we will set tdp low and not tell about real world power usage or how hot they will run. It would look great on paper.

Intel ceo to worker: :slap:

Also intel ceo: lest leak some slides for now...
Intel TDP is at The base clock, not boost
Dont Think this is Real as We soon see 9900KS
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