Core i9-10900KS Comet Lake revealed just before Rocket Lake launch

The listed processor is an Intel Core i9-10900KS, which belongs to the Comet Lake-S generation. This unreleased processor appears shortly before the arrival of the ‘Rocket Lake-S‘ Core processors.

Core i9-10900KS Comet Lake is listed before the launch of Rocket Lake

Intel plans to release Rocket Lake-S processors at the end of March, but that doesn’t mean that processors from the current Comet Lake-S generation won’t continue to appear.

It is possible that the special edition Core i9-10900KS will be the last processor released in the high-end range of the tenth Core generation.

In this listing, we don’t know what specifications this processor has, we only know that it exists and that Intel planned to release it. It’s not clear if it will finally do it or if it changed its mind since the eleventh-generation processors are so close.

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The last “KS” CPU to be released was the i9-9900KS. The American company did not release a KS model in the tenth generation, and it is probably too late to do so. The i9-9900KS was faster than the ‘K’ variant with a base clock of 4 GHz and a boost clock of 5 GHz. This also affected the default TDP, which was 127W versus 95W for the K variant.

Core i9-10900KS Comet Lake revealed just before Rocket Lake launch

The “classic” 10900K has 10 cores and 20 threads with a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a boost clock of 5.1 GHz for a single core. With Thermal Velocity Boost, the clock speed reaches 5.3 GHz for a single core and 4.9 GHz for all 10 cores. It’s hard to imagine how a KS model could improve the clock rates even further.

Will we see this CPU in stores or did Intel change its mind at the last minute?