Intel has rolled out the 10th Gen desktop CPU layout planted on the 14nm 'Comet Lake' architecture. The entire line-up consists of 32 models. The collection ranges from Core i9, Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 families to entry-level Pentium and the Celeron options. The highlight of the entire range is the Core i9-10900K, which features 10 cores, 20 threads, a 125W TDP and an amplified speed up to 5.3GHz. As per Intel, this is every gamers’ delight as it is their fastest gaming processor yet.
The price of the Comet Lake has remained pretty much the same as the previous generation of Intel CPUs. The top on the stack of the Comet Lake chip is priced the same as the top Coffee Lake chip (at $488) and the cheapest one is available for just $122. However, you get a lot more in return for your money with the new generation Intel CPUs. Thanks to the new technologies introduced on the high-end chips, the new chips work on faster clock speed.
Further, Intel also unveiled the new Core i7-10700K and Core i5-10600K processors. The former consists of 8 cores and 16 threads. It holds a speed of 3.8GHz and the boost speeds up to 5.1GHz. The latter is the cheapest unlocked chip that consists of 6 cores and 12 threads with a speed of 4.1GHz and the boosted speed up to 4.8GHz.
New dual-core, four-thread Pentium Gold G6400, G6500, and G64600 are the other models that Intel has launched along with the dual-core Celeron G5920 and G5900 without the Hyper-Threading. For temperature-sensitive situations, a range of 35W TDP variants has also been rolled out.
All of the new Intel CPUs function on the new LGA1200 socket interface, not having compatibility with the current motherboards.