Intel 10th-Gen Core Series Desktop Grade Comet Lake-S CPUs And Compatible 400-Series Motherboards To Be Announced Late April?

The latest 10th Gen Intel Core family of CPUs meant for Desktop Computers will be announced next month. We had recently reported about the Intel 10th Gen Mobility CPUs being announced on April 2nd, and it appears that the 10th Gen 14nm Comet Lake-S CPUs meant for PCs will be announced at the end of the same month.

Intel is expected to launch its latest line of desktop-grade CPUs on April 30. Incidentally, Intel will only announce or soft launch its CPUs. The chipmaker is expected to launch the product at a later date. Alongside the CPUs, Intel could also announce the latest motherboards that will accommodate the 10th Gen CPUs. The company could also send out CPUs and motherboards for third-party reviews during the month of May.

10Th-Gen Intel Comet Lake-S CPUs To Arrive In May 2020:

The Intel Comet Lake-S CPU lineup might not receive the same level of welcome its previous products have enjoyed. This is because the CPUs are still being manufactured on the archaic 14nm Fabrication Node. The same 14nm die has been the basis for multiple generations of Intel CPUs as it is about four years old now. Meanwhile, AMD, Intel’s primary competitor in the CPU and APU market, has successfully migrated its entire line of processors as well as GPUs on to the 7nm Production Process.

The 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake-S series does not bring anything substantially different or improved to the end consumer except for the Willow Cove Cores which integrates Tiger Lake (evolution of Sunny Cove from Ice Lake). Buyers are also expecting Intel to ensure there’s native support for PCIe 4.0 as well as Thunderbolt 4 on the motherboards which will accept the upcoming processors.

One of the biggest improvements with the Intel Comet Lake-S CPUs is the elimination of a large number of security vulnerabilities that the earlier Intel processors had. Security researchers have discovered several serious and unfixable security flaws within previous generations of Intel CPUs. The company has been able to address quite a few of the security flaws, but every mitigation method has a slight adverse impact on the performance.

Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S CPUs Specifications:

Intel has addressed several concerns about its lineup of CPUs and APUs, especially when it comes to competing with AMD. The latter’s Zen 2-based CPUs, including the Ryzen and Threadripper, are proving to be exceptionally worthy opponents. The upcoming 10th Gen Core-S series will reportedly feature up to 10-cores and clock speeds up to 5.3 GHz (thermal velocity boost). Intel has traditionally been able to offer higher clock speeds per Core but was unable to substantially scale up the number of Cores and Threads. The new Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S certainly amends the notion.

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The new Intel processors will be accommodated inside the new 400-Series motherboards. The CPUs will be slotted inside the new LGA1200 socket. This means the new Intel CPUs will be incompatible with any currently offered Intel processors. Incidentally, a few motherboard manufacturers have included PCIe 4.0 and Thunderbolt 4.0 support inside their products, but it is not confirmed officially if Intel’s upcoming CPUs will support the same.

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