Intel has to do something to rival AMD's 7nm Ryzen 3000! So it is about to launch the new Comet Lake-S range based on the old 14nm production process.
Truth be told, no one is expecting much from the new Intel CPUs, namely the top of the range Core i9-10900 which brings up 10 cores and 20 threads, while increasing the TDP to 125W. Still, history shows that Intel has always done well when it decided to increase the number of ‘colors’ by two. So… Who knows if we can't have a good surprise here?
The new Intel Core i9-10900 has already smiled at the camera!
So, thanks to the Xfastest website, we now have the first real photos of an Engineering Unit for the new Core i9-10900.
That said, being a non-K version, this processor is not capable of overclocking, reaching the market with a fixed TDP of 65W. (The K models all have TDP of 125W). Therefore, taking into account that it will only be necessary to dissipate half the heat, it is expected that the cooling solution will be much simpler in this model.
However, in addition to the processor, we also have the opportunity to see the component assembled on an LGA1200 board, which as you may know, is the new ‘home’ of Intel processors. (If you were waiting to re-use your Z390 or Z370 board, you can take the little horse out of the rain, Intel doesn't like backward compatibility between platforms! Still, you can use the same cooler you use on your machine! In this case there is compatibility.)
As for the specifications, we can see a mark on the CPU that suggests the base frequency of 2.5GHz. Which turns out to be a little strange, given that previous rumors mentioned 2.8GHz. However, as it is an engineering version, it is possible that at this time it was not yet possible to reach that frequency. That is, do not be disappointed, it is not confirmed that the base frequency is this.
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