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Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake Processor

Price and Specs

No more waiting, no more speculations.

An hour ago, Intel put an end to what seemed to be centuries of tech rumors (and bashing), and here it is, yet another 14nm Skylake processor. 5th of its name :

When can I get it?

If COVID-19 doesn’t mess things up, Third week of May, possibly 1st week of June worldwide.

Intel Comet Lake 10th Gen price.

Prices are in par with previous releases, ranging from $488 USD for the i9-10900K, to $122 for the i3-10100T.

Any Integrated graphic Upgrade?

No, we are still suck with the 630 APU.

Any PCIe 4.0 support?

No. We are still solidly in 2015 according to Intel.

Are you kidding me?

No.

Intel Core i9 10th Gen Comet Lake Lineup & Specifications

Cores Base
Freq
TB2
1C
TB2
nT
TB3
1C
TVB
nT
TDP IGP Price
i9-10900K 10C/20T 3.7 5.1 4.8 5.2 4.9 125 630 $488
i9-10900KF 10C/20T 3.7 5.1 4.8 5.2 4.9 125 $472
i9-10900 10C/20T 2.8 5.0 4.5 5.1 4.6 65 630 $439
i9-10900F 10C/20T 2.8 5.0 4.5 5.1 4.6 65 $422
i9-10900T 10C/20T 1.9 4.5 3.7 4.6 35 630 $439

First thing to notice, we do have a 10 Core! And according to Intel, it clocks fast! The Core i9-10900K will turbo at 5.2 GHz, hinting at much faster over-clocking performances ( 6 GHz anyone?). At $488, Intel is significantly dropping its per=core price, undoubtedly in response to AMD merciless Core war it has waging for the past 2 years. Thank you AMD!

The 10900K(F) advertises a reasonable 125 W TDP, but manufacturers have reserved no less than 350 Watts on their board to accommodate the 10 Core. That last figure is much more inline with continuous reports that Intel has struggled with high wattage consumption, resulting in a multi-month long delay of the Comet Lake line-up release.

All I can say is : prepare your water coolers… this is going to get hot!


Intel Core i7 10th Gen Comet Lake Lineup & Specifications

Cores Base
Freq
TB2
1C
TB2
nT
TB3
1C
TDP IGP Price
i7-10700K 8C/16T 3.8 5.0 4.7 5.1 125 630 $374
i7-10700KF 8C/16T 3.8 5.0 4.7 5.1 125 $349
i7-10700 8C/16T 2.9 4.7 4.6 4.8 65 630 $323
i7-10700F 8C/16T 2.9 4.7 4.6 4.8 65 $298
i7-10700T 8C/16T 2.0 4.4 3.7 4.5 35 630 $325

Unsurprisingly, the I7 takes the core count of the now obsolete i9-9900K, with a serious release-to-release price-cut  ($374 vs $479), which is defensively appreciated.

In fact, the i7-10700K is ta i9-9900K, with a slightly higher base clock ( 3.6 GHz vs 3.8 GHz).


Intel Core i5 10th Gen Comet Lake Lineup & Specifications

Cores Base
Freq
TB2
1C
TB2
nT
TDP IGP Price
i5-10600K 6/12 4.1 4.8 4.5 125 630 $262
i5-10600KF 6/12 4.1 4.8 4.5 125 $237
i5-10600 6/12 3.3 4.8 4.4 65 630 $213
i5-10600T 6/12 2.4 4.0 3.7 35 630 $213
i5-10500 6/12 3.1 4.5 4.2 65 630 $192
i5-10500T 6/12 2.3 3.8 3.5 35 630 $192
i5-10400 6/12 2.9 4.3 4.0 65 630 $182
i5-10400F 6/12 2.9 4.3 4.0 65 $157
i5-10400T 6/12 2.0 3.6 3.2 35 630 $182

Intel Core i3 10th Gen Comet Lake Lineup & Specifications

Cores Base
Freq
TB2
1C
TB2
nT
TDP IGP Price
i3-10320 4/8 3.8 4.6 4.4 65 630 $154
i3-10300 4/8 3.7 4.4 4.2 65 630 $143
i3-10300T 4/8 3.0 3.9 3.6 35 630 $143
i3-10100 4/8 3.6 4.3 4.1 65 630 $122
i3-10100T 4/8 3.0 3.8 3.5 35 630 $122

Both i5 and i3 has as well benefited from a higher base clock and more core count. But they do not benefit from the new Turbo Boost 3.0, keeping a rather modest margin between base clock and Turbo modes.

We will also note, that they don’t come cheap. The most affordable Core CPU goes for $122. Way above $99 of its AMDs counterpart, the Ryzen 3 3100.

Disappointing.


Intel Pentium Gold 10th Gen Comet Lake Lineup & Specifications

Cores Base
Freq
TDP IGP Price
G6600 2/4 4.2 58 630 $86
G6500 2/4 4.1 58 630 $75
G6500T 2/4 3.5 35 630 $75
G6400 2/4 4.0 58 610 $64
G6400T 2/4 3.4 35 610 $64
Celeron
G5920 2/2 3.5 58 610 $52
G5900 2/2 3.4 58 610 $42
G5900T 2/2 3.2 35 610 $42

Intel Celeron 10th Gen Comet Lake Lineup & Specifications

Cores Base
Freq
TDP IGP Price
G5920 2/2 3.5 58 610 $52
G5900 2/2 3.4 58 610 $42
G5900T 2/2 3.2 35 610 $42

All of the Celeron and Pentium Gold CPUs gained 1 core, which makes them the biggest performance winner of the entire series. Eventhough they will likely receive very little interest.

As I receive the motherboards and processors, I will link this page to the benchmarks.

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Laurent

The never aging alpha geek is still here! Don't you dare question me!

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2 Comments

  1. Great reporting Laurent. No wonder the prices are so low compared to AMD competition! No Pcie 4.0 is ridiculous.

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