Intel Comet Lake CPUs

Rumors, release date, everything

Intel's new Comet Lake processors are coming to laptops and desktops soon, the flagship desktop models will pack up to ten cores and high-performance notebook models will sport eight cores. AMD will release Ryzen 3000 in a few months and Intel will debut with its 10nm Ice Lake in 2020. That leaves Intel with a gap to fill for compete against Ryzen 3000.


With Comet Lake we can expect four new series of processors: -U, -ULX/-Y, -S and -H. The mobile variants (U, Y, H) come to market as updates to the Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake processor family. These models range from dual core SKUs up to eight core processors. The -H series will sport 45W TDP, while the -U and -ULX/-Y series will be locked at 15W and 5W respectively.

The S-Series comes as yet another refresh of the Coffee Lake Refresh processors for the mainstream desktop. With this series we can expect the first mainstream ten core processor. The lineup will include six and eight cores processors as well.

On the graphics side, Comet Lake will pack Intel's Gen9 graphics. In other words we can expect UHD Graphics 620 or 630 engines. The main difference consists in the frequencies that are higher on the 630 graphics.

Another important aspect about these upcoming chips regard the motherboard compatibility. At the moment there aren't many information around, however since Intel frequently refresh motherboards we could expect something similar with Comet Lake. At this time is hard to say if we're going to see a new socket, a new chipset (Z470/Z490) or just a BIOS update for current motherboards.

That's all for now, we will surely keep an eye on it looking for more updates.




Source: computerbase

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini


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