Comet Lake-S desktop processors were viewed live for the first time. These leaks indicate that the announcement date is close.
While Intel has seen many leaks for its new Comet Lake-S desktop processors, we now face real visuals. Xfastest, a Hong Kong-based media outlet, shared engineering sample images of the upcoming Core i9-10900 processor.
In this picture, we see the Core i9-10900 (left side) and the current generation Core i9-9900KS (right side) CPU. We were waiting for this processor at a base frequency of 2.8 GHz, but it seems to be 2.50 GHz. There may be such a difference, as both are engineering examples of products Intel has sent to its partners, OEMs and hardware manufacturers.
When we look at the back of the processors (Core i9-10900 on the left, Core i9-9900KS on the right), we can see that the socket structure is completely different. As you know, the new Comet Lake-S series switches to the LGA1200 socket structure. So if you want to use one of the new processors, you need to buy a 400 series motherboard.
According to the information we have obtained so far, the new platform will fully comply with the old compatible coolers. We have to wait to confirm this precisely.
While the Core 10900K model emitted much more heat, it had a 125W TDP. With this non-K CPU, no overclocking is possible and it has a fixed TDP of 65 Watts. The site also confirms that the Core i9-10900 is a processor with 10 cores and 20 threads. Comet Lake-S series is based on 14nm +++ production technology and PCIe 3.0 standard is supported.
Intel has not made an official statement regarding the new series, but rumors are expected to hit in late March or late April.