Intel is currently preparing to launch its new range of “Comet Lake-S” processors, which will obviously be known as Core 10000 in the traditional consumer market, bringing with it a new platform to replace the old Z370 motherboards and Z390. In other words, Intel's backward compatibility lasted only a generation… If you want to change the processor, you will have to buy a new motherboard.
The new Intel Core 10000 should be released on April 30th!
Having said all this, according to the highly regarded ‘El Chapuzas Informatico”, the new Intel Core 10000 processors ‘Comet Lake-S’ are expected to hit the market on April 3rd. In parallel, we will also see the launch of new motherboards based on the LGA1200 socket and Intel Series 4000 chipset.
As for prices, they will be as expected, Core i9 should be between 400 ~ 550 €, Core i7 between 300 ~ 450 €, Core i5 between 180 ~ 350 € and finally, Core i3 will complete the rest price range.
However, as we said in the past, the new Core 10000 should bring two more cores and 4 threads at the top of the range (i9-10900K), while also bringing the famous active multi-threading across the entire product range. Which in turn will transform the old i5 into a very satisfactory solution for gaming and workloads. In addition, we will also see a very interesting increase in the L3 cache.
But will all this be enough to put a brake on AMD's evolution in the processor market?
According to the latest benchmarks, it looks like the i9-10900K will not be able to offer a dramatic performance boost to justify a 'death' of all Hype around the Ryzen 3900X and 3950X. Still, it is a good idea to wait for the official results before making our decision on the new Intel products.
Already in the lower ranges … It is possible that the arrival of HyperThreading in the lower Intel ranges will make a dent in the domain of Ryzen 5 3600.
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