Intel is set to formally announce its 10th-gen Comet Lake-S desktop CPUs tomorrow, April 30th. But a bunch of information about the CPU lineup has leaked ahead, including images of Intel’s presentation deck (via HD Technologia) and, yes, prices.
Intel is calling its Core i9-10900K the world’s fastest gaming processor according to the presentation slides, which come via HDTechnologia. Intel says that the 10-core, 20-thread CPU can clock up to 5.3 GHz with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost. The company also notes that many applications and 60% of modern games are still optimized to run on a single CPU core.
The generation offers features like HyperThreading enabled on all processors from Core i9 down to Core i3 with the ability to toggle HyperThreading on a per-core basis and support for DDR4-2933 RAM. The CPUs themselves will feature a thinner die but a thicker integrated heat spreader, both of which should make for better thermal performance.
Here are some of the prices Intel advertises on the slides:
- Core i9-10900K (up to 5.3 GHz, 10 cores/20 threads) – $488
- Core i7-10700K (up to 4.7 GHz, 8 cores/16 threads) – $324
- Core i5-10600K (up to 4.5 GHz, 6 cores/12 threads) – $262
- Core i3-10320 (up to 4.4 GHz, 4 cores/8 threads) – $154
It’s worth noting that these prices could be the price-per-unit for bulk purchase rather than retail pricing, but based on this information they seem more competitive with AMD’s pricing than in the past.
New box, fewer sides
Less important but also noteworthy is the absence of the iconic dodecahedron packaging for the Core i9 chip. Much simpler packaging sits in its place, but I’d bet we’re not going to see as many 10900K boxes on shelves behind tech YouTubers as we did those splashy polygonal acrylic packages.
There are 22 chips listed across the images above, and we’re not sure which will launch first, but there’s a lot to look forward to in there when Intel officially launches its new generation tomorrow.