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Intel Comet Lake-S CPU may have 10 cores

by on27 November 2018

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The dark satanic rumour mill suggests that Chipzilla preparing a 10-core mainstream desktop CPU.

The move is to try to spoil AMD’s first Zen 2 parts to this segment and it should come out next year.

The Comet Lake-S processors will be manufactured on the 14nm++ process and the top end model will feature 10C/20T.

According to Hexus the small amount of detail shared suggests that the CPU may use a dual ring bus interconnect.

There are concerns about cooling this 10C/20T part due to the current thermal performance of the top end 8C/16T 14nm++ processor, the Intel Core i9-9900K.

Lenovo has accidently spilled some new ninth-generation Intel processors before they have been officially launched. In a spec sheet for the Lenovo IdeaPad S530, six chip options are listed. Three of them are existing ARK-listed 8th gen parts, but three of them are 9th gen processors that are new to the market.

Tom's Hardware also spotted that the Intel Core i7-9550U, i5-9250U and i3-9130U are all new, previously unseen parts.

According to earlier leaks these new processors are expected to debut in Q2 2019 and they are all quad-core processors with 15W TDP and 2MB of cache per core.

These 9th gen processors will probably be pin-compatible with the previous gen, so it makes it easy for the likes of Lenovo to flog updated laptops.


Last modified on 27 November 2018
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