For some time Intel has been losing ground to AMD in the processor world, and even more so with the release of the Ryzen 3000 processor series, which are incredibly competitive on all fronts – but Intel is preparing a crazy response from Comet Lake to This new threat, if the last of the rumor is something to do.
From the outset, it should be emphasized that it is only a speculation taken over by Hot Hardware, which comes in the form of a disclosed road map on which appear questionable details and question marks.
Nevertheless, if real, it shows how serious Intel is in fighting the danger of Ryzen 3000.
The shared slide is supposed to show Intel's roadmap for 10th generation Comet Lake processors based on a revised 14nm +++ node. This range will be driven by the Core i9-10900KF, a 10 core (20 thread) processor with a 3.4 GHz base clock and the ability to hit Turbo at 4.6 GHz on all of these cores (and at 5, 2 GHz on a single heart). It will have a TDP of 105W, depending on the leakage request.
This chip would cost $ 499 (about £ 400, AU 715), which is pretty odd, that's the price to pay for the 12-core AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor (also running with a 4.6GHz boost) and a TDP of 105W too) that just burst onto the scene offering incredible value for money (and got the maximum score in our review, nothing less).
This rumor further suggests that hyper-threading will return across the full range of these 10th-generation Intel processors – even the low-end Core i3 quad-core models – and that the high-end Core i9 processors will not be the same. have no built-in graphics processor (it will either be absent or disabled, as it is likely to pass through, as it is necessary to obtain a better return).
In all honesty, these last points seem rather improbable. In addition, the leak claims that these processors will use a new connector "LGA 1159". Would this require that buyers also acquire a new motherboard? This prospect certainly seems unlikely, as we will be able to increase production of 10-nm processors in the near future of Intel.
In addition to these concerns, the slide itself is a bit strangely presented and comes from an anonymous source (via Twitter) without further clarification. And the so-called Core i9-10900KF seems to fit its specifications a bit too much for the Ryzen 9 3900X confrontation, with TDPs and turbo clocks (not to mention the price – which is apparently exactly the same).
So there are many reasons to be cautious about this so-called Intel slide, but that said, the chip model names (and much of their overall base specifications) seem strong enough in terms of potential validity.
And it is undeniable that Intel will want to pull something quite convincing from its silicon hat to recover some of the mass of processors it has lost against AMD.
Previously, Intel was the dominant processor power and, according to an online retailer's figures, it was still at the beginning of 2018, but this balance has since rocked: AMD sold twice as many processors than Intel in March 2019.
And this picture could get worse with the new AMD Ryzen 3000 range, which, as we observed yesterday, sees the chip maker beating Intel not only for the price, where it has always been competitive, but also for the performance and even energy efficiency. A triple blow to Intel, if you will.
One thing is certain: after all this skid and the well-known shortage of stocks in recent years, Intel will have to create momentum somewhere to stay competitive with the rapid progress made by AMD.