Intel likely to announce desktop Comet Lake processors on April 30
New Delhi : The long-awaited 10th-generation Comet Lake-S desktop processors by Intel are likely to be announced on April 30, said a report.
While the launch is just a month away, Spanish news outlet El Chapuzas Informatico quoted international sources to claim that the first benchmarks and reviews won’t arrive until the second week of May.
At the time when the world is facing heat from the coronavirus outbreak, the delay is expected due to the interrupted supply chain, with many manufacturers reducing their output or suspending production entirely.
While it will be far of no competition to AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 3000-series chips, some reports suggest that it will deliver higher core counts and clock speeds than any previous desktop chips from Intel.
The Intel Core i9-10900K is expected to be the flagship processor in the Comet-Lake S lineup, replacing the current i9-9900K. It’s expected to boast 10 cores, 20 threads, a 125W TDP and base and boost frequencies of 3.7GHz and 5.1GHz, respectively, and according to El Chapuzas Informatico, it’ll retail for €504 (about $550, £440, AU$890) excluding VAT.
This will be followed by the Intel Core i7-10700K, a chip with 8 cores and 16 threads and a rumoured €389 (about $427, £340, AU$690) price tag, and the 6-core, 12-thread Intel Core i5-10600K that will supposedly launch for €263 (about $288, £230, AU$470). At the bottom of the pile will sit the Intel Core i3 10320, a quad-core, an 8-thread desktop processor that looks set to retail for €162 (about $177, £140, AU$287).