Intel’s long-awaited answer to AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Gen processors is just around the corner. The 10th generation Comet Lake S processor is expected to be formally announced on April 30 and will feature boost speeds up to 5.3GHz. This speed boost is made possible using Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost technology, which engages when the system has proper cooling and power available.
The processor is expected to come in three flavors, the top i9-10900K will feature 10 cores and 20 threads as well as reach 5.3GHz. According to leaked specs, the i9-10900K should perform faster than the AMD Ryzen 3700X but slower than the 3900X. The other processors will be the i7-10700K with 8 cores, 16 thread and speeds up to 5.1GHz and the i5-10600K with 6 cores, 12 threads and a top boost speed of 4.8GHz.
Intel says that these processors will have high frames rates in AAA titles, even under heavy multitasking workloads. Pricing for the i9, i7 and i5 are estimated at $550, $288 and $177.
Later this year the two giants go head to head again, with AMD planning the release of the Ryzen 4000 series processors and Intel unveiling their 11th generation processor lineup.