Intel, after launching the 10th generation chipset for the laptops lineup, the company now announced the most-awaited 10th-gen desktop CPUs with some noticeable improvements. The processors that Intel has revealed are all from the Comet Lake S family built on the same 14nm process that they have used in an earlier generation.
At the top end of the structure, we have the Core i9-10900K and Core i9-10900KF processors with up to 10 cores (for the first time) and 20 threads. The K in the Core i9-10900K indicates that it is unlocked, and the F in the Core i9-10900KF means that there are no integrated graphics. Both of these processors come with Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost that can get them up to a 5.3GHz clock speed. They also have the Intel’s Boost Max Technology 3.0 that brings them to 5.2GHz.
As for the TDP (Thermal Design Power), the regular CPUs are still at 65W, while the unlocked SKUs (Stock Keeping Unit) now have a 125W TDP.In comparison, the earlier generation was at 95W. Hyperthreading has made its comeback to the Core i7 lineup, even though it has only eight cores compared to the Core i9. Meanwhile, the Core i9 has bumped up from eight to ten.
Also, the big surprise is that Hyperthreading is coming around in all the 10th-generation CPUs in the lineup. It is new for the Core i3 and Core i5 processors, but this will provide a decent boost in the multithreading tasks. Not only the new CPUs but the old ones like the Pentium Gold and Celeron have updated as well. Although, they are still dual-core with Pentium Gold offering Hyperthreading.
At last, we have the T-series lineup that includes smaller PCs with TDP of 35W. They all have the same number of cores, but the performance is toned down a little bit. According to Intel, the Comet Lake S offers 18% faster 4K video editing, up to 10% more fps on PUBG, up to 13% more fps on Monster Hunter, and up to 33% more fps on Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord compared to the previous generation.