Intel preps 10-core Core i9-10900, LGA1200 gets detailed

Posted on Monday, Nov 04 2019 @ 11:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Some fresh Intel leaks hit the web. Slides received by WCCF Tech reveal the 10th Gen "Comet Lake-S" desktop lineup will a Core i9-10900 flagship with ten cores, twenty threads, a 3.0GHz base clock, 5.1GHz Boost, and 20MB cache.
According to the Intel slide, the 10th Generation Comet Lake family would deliver an 18% performance improvement in multi-threaded compute workloads compared to 9th Generation processors and an 8% generational improvement over 9th Gen parts in general windows workloads.
The bad news is that Comet Lake-S uses a new LGA1200 socket that is not backwards compatible. The new socket promises enhanced power delivery and I/O, it will be used by 400-series motherboards. Existing coolers will be compatible with LGA1200 as there are no changes to the size or thermal solution retention. It's unknown whether LGA1200 will support future platforms like Rocket Lake.

Intel LGA1200 detailed

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