After creating numerous useful processors for our PC’s and laptops, Intel is reinventing itself. Fans are craving for the 10th generation Comet Lake-5 processors for desktops, and we finally have a certain date when they will be unveiled by Intel. According to Spanish news outlet El Chapuzas Informatico, the processors will be officially announced on April 30, if it all goes according to the plan.
But exactly how efficient will the processors be? Will they be excellent for gaming, could they compete with the specs of the next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, respectively? A whole world is awaiting answers to these questions.
As far as we know, the processors will pack higher core counts and higher clock speeds than all previous chips created by Intel. The processors will be based on Intel’s Skylake 14nm architecture. But let’s dive deeper into detail:
The Intel Core i9-10900K is expected to be the best processor in the Comet-Lake S lineup, boasting 10 cores, 20 threads, a 125W TDP, and frequencies of 3.7GHz and 5.1GHz. The processor is also expected to cost around 504 euros.
Intel Core i7-10700K is the next best chip from the upcoming lineup, with 8 cores and 16 threads. It will be a lot cheaper than the above-mentioned one: around 380 euros.
Last but not least, we have the Intel Core i3 10320 processor, a cheap and decent quad-core, and 8-thread processor. It will cost around 162 euros.
Make sure you have the right motherboard
Like in the case of any other processor, you should assure yourself that you have the right motherboard on your PC or laptop if you’re willing to buy any of the upcoming Comet Lake-5 processors from Intel. Therefore, you’ll need a motherboard from the Intel 400-series and built around the new LGA1200 socket.
With the arrival of Intel’s new 10th-generation processors, the future of gaming on desktops is looking better than ever.