Information regarding the upcoming Intel 10th gen Core processors was recently leaked on informaticacero, a well-known source for tech-related leaks. According to the leaked presentation slide, Intel will continue the KF naming scheme for the Core i5, i7, and i9 for the upcoming 10th gen Intel Core processors.
As many of you might have already known, the KF naming scheme is pretty much similar to the previous-gen Intel Core processors where the K indicates that the CPU is unlocked and can be overclocked. The only difference this time is that the F means that the CPU will not come with Intel integrated graphics, just like what we’ve seen on the current generation Intel Core processors i.e i5-9400F, i5-9400,i9-9900KF, i9-9900K and more.
There will be models that come with Intel’s integrated graphics as well and obviously, will not have the letter ‘F‘ in its model name for both the K and non-K SKUs. It’s also been confirmed that a new socket will be introduced along with the new 10th gen processors, the LGA1200 socket, meaning that the new processors will not be compatible with the current generation LGA1151 socket motherboards.
We haven’t seen any notable mention on the new features that will be present on the LGA1200 socket motherboards, but the new 10th gen processors will feature a new technology known as the Thermal Velocity Boost that is available from the Core i9-10900F onwards. In the leaked slide above, Intel stated that the Core i9-10900KF is capable of reaching 5.2GHz and the non-K Core i9-10900F reaching 5.1GHz with the new boost technology.
Other than the new boost technology that seems to be exclusive only for the 10th gen Core i9 range lineup, Intel has increased the memory support for the 10th gen Core i9 and i7 from 2666MHz to 2933MHz. The Core i5 has the least upgrade as compared to the Core i9 and i7, but Intel has finally added hyperthreading support to the Core i5 – seems like an obvious move from Intel in order to compete with AMD‘s Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X.
Intel 10th gen Comet Lake Lineup
|Model||Cores / threads||Clock speed||Single Core Turbo||Max Turbo||All core turbo||TDP||GPU||OC|
|9-10900K||10/20||3.7 GHz||5.1 GHz||5.2GHz *||4.9 GHz||125W||Yes||Yes|
|9-10900KF||10/20||3.7 GHz||5.1 GHz||5.2GHz *||4.9 GHz||125W||No||Yes|
|7-10700K||8/16||3.8 GHz||5.0GHz||5.1 GHz||4.7 GHz||125W||Yes||Yes|
|7-10700KF||8/16||3.8 GHz||5.0GHz||5.1 GHz||4.7 GHz||125W||No||Yes|
|5-10600K||6/12||4.1 GHz||4.8 / 4.9 GHz||–||4.5 GHz||125W||Yes||Yes|
|5-10600KF||6/12||4.1 GHz||4.8 / 4.9 GHz||–||4.5 GHz||125W||No||Yes|
|9-10900||10/20||2.8 GHz||5.0GHz||–||4.5 GHz||65W||Yes||No|
|9-10900||10/20||2.8 GHz||5.0GHz||–||4.5 GHz||65W||No||No|
|7-10700||8/16||2.9 GHz||4.7 GHz||–||4.6 GHz||65W||Yes||No|
|7-10700F||8/16||2.9 GHz||4.7 GHz||–||4.6 GHz||65W||No||No|
|5-10600||6/12||3.3 GHz||4.8 GHz||–||4.4 GHz||65W||Yes||No|
|5-10500||6/12||3.1 GHz||4.5 GHz||–||4.2 GHz||65W||Yes||No|
|5-10400||6/12||2.9 GHz||4.3 GHz||–||4.0 GHz||65W||Yes||No|
|5-10400F||6/12||2.9 GHz||4.3 GHz||–||4.0 GHz||65W||No||No|
|1-3-10320||4/8||3.8 GHz||4.6 GHz||–||4.4 GHz||65W||Yes||No|
|13-10300||4/8||3.7 GHz||4.4 GHz||–||4.2 GHz||65W||Yes||No|
|13-10100||4/8||3.6 GHz||4.3 GHz||–||4.1 GHz||65W||Yes||No|
The exact launch date of the Intel 10th gen processors and 400 series chipset motherboards is still unknown, but it is rumoured to be coming later in April, as according to the leak on Guru3D.
Twitter momomo_us who is known for his tweets for leaks recently uploaded the alleged price list of the upcoming Intel 10th gen Core processors. While it’s not exactly a complete list of everything in the Intel 10th gen lineup, the list can still be use as a reference for some of those who are patiently waiting for its release.
Do note that this is not confirmed by any official sources related to Intel and the actual final price might be different than this as it can be changed anytime. So take it with a grain of salt, as usual.