Two pictures of Intel’s Core i9-10900K and Core i7-10700K have just been released on Chinese social networks. We have a first look at the LGA 1200 format. This picture shows two chips stamped “Intel Confidential”. This indicates that we are in the midst of a technical paradigm. If caution is required, the “spine” image shows the use of a new LGA format, probably LGA 1200.
Assuming that these images are genuine, these two references are part of Intel’s upcoming Comet Lake-S 14nm processor line. The first, the Core i9-10900K, is equipped with 10 physical and 20 logical cores, all of which have a 20MB L3 cache. The whole processor should be able to reach 5.10GHz in single-core mode and 4.80GHz in multi-core boost mode.
The Core i7-10700K processor is slightly smarter with 8 physical cores combined with hyper-threading technology, i.e. 16 logical cores. Its frequency is 5 GHz in single-core boost mode and 4.5 GHz in multi-core boost mode.
Intel plans to strengthen all its offerings to better compete with the AMD Ryzen 3000. The Core i5 family will benefit from 6-core and 12-thread solutions. Finally, the Core i3 family will be based on 4 cores and 8 threads.