AMD has basked in the limelight after a series of well-received products and announcements, but it seems that Intel plans to come back from the shadows with a new 10-core processor that could compete against the popular Ryzen 3000 series.
AMD’s range of processors offers something for everyone but the blue team may deliver a new powerhouse which could attract the attention of professional users from a large variety of domains, including IT, creative works, streaming and others. Before going forward, it is essential to note that the following lines are based on a recent leak which was shared by a reliable source. While some of the information may be real, it is advised to take everything with a grain of salt.
The information was collected from a leaked slideshow document which contains the supposed roadmap for the upcoming 10th generation Comet Lake processors. The new range will be based on an enhanced 14nm architecture, and the lineup appears to be quite competitive.
Intel plans to take down AMD with a new processor
The list is spearheaded by an unannounced Intel Core i9-10900KF processor which features ten cores and 20 threads accompanied by a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a Turbo Mode which pushes the number up to 5.2 GHz for one core and 4.6 GHz for the others. The base TDP reaches 105.
The powerhouse chip will be priced at $499, on par with that of the 12-core AMD Ryzen 3 9300X which was recently launched on the market with similar specifications (including the 4.6 GHz boost and a 105W TDP) and managed to garner a large number of positive reviews from critics and consumers alike.
It is thought that the new generation will come with hyper-threading, a feature which will be available even in the case of budget I3 quad-core chips. In an exciting move, the prized Core i9 selection will not feature a built-in GPU, although it is not clear if it will be removed or disabled. Only time will tell if any of these rumors will become a reality.