Intel 10th Generation Ice Lake CPUs Released for Laptops

Intel’s 10th Generation Ice Lake CPUs are finally here. They’ve finally made the move to 10nm and changed up the naming schemes a bit.

The 10th Generation laptop line-up is classified into two different categories. The Y-Series and the U-Series.

The Y-Series seems geared more towards laptops that will have low power-requirements but still have decent performance. The i3 starts at 2 cores 4 threads with a 9W TDP and goes up to 4 cores and 8 threads with a 12W TDP.

The U-Series is a bit more power-hungry as these start at 15W TDP and goes up to 28W. The core and thread remain the same with the i3 on 2c/4t and the i5 and above on 4c/8t. The power requirements have gone up because they’re clocked higher as the high-end i7-1068G7 boosts to 3.6Ghz on all cores.

if you’re confused by the naming scheme then Intel has released a handy breakdown of what each number represents. The i7 stands for the series, the first two digits are the represent the Generation, while the latter two represent the SKU. The final two alphanumeric digits “G7” stand for the level of the graphics processor that comes with the CPU.

It’s taken Intel over 3 years to finally make the move from 14nm so it’s good to see that they’ve done that. While the naming scheme will take a bit to get used to, we’re curious to see how benchmarks for these CPUs compare to the previous-gen CPUs.

With 10nm chips and with better graphics processors we assume that these will be quite good for light-weight laptops that aim for efficiency and good performance.

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Intel 10th Gen CPUs are Coming Sooner than Expected

Intel’s 10th Generation line-up has been talked about a lot recently. We’ve had various rumours and leaks about it but now we finally have something substantial.

Eurasian Economic Commission listing (via PCGamesN)tells us that the Development  Kits for the 10th generation CPUs are going for qualification. The DT prefix in this refers to the fact that it is a desktop processor and the “(Qual)” points out that it is up for qualification.

Also, it quite clearly says “Comet Lake-S 10 + 2” so there’s no mistaking that it’s any other CPU. We can expect the i9-10900K to be the 10 core CPU while the whole lineup is also another 14nm refresh. AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series of CPUs may have pushed Intel to release their 10th Gen CPUs a bit earlier since they’re facing stiff competition from AMD.

We were expecting this sometime in late 2020 but this listing could mean that we might even get to see it this year.

Source: ECC Listing

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Intel i9-9900KS Faster than Ryzen 3800X in New Geekbench Leak

Intel’s leaks never seem to stop these days. Intel’s previously announced i9-9900KS has had its Geekbench score leaked in which it goes against the Ryzen 3800X.

The special i9-9900KS is a chip that’s clocked higher than the regular i9-9900K and has a base clock of 4Ghz with a boost clock of 5Ghz on all cores. This supposed “Ryzen Killer” failed to “Kill” it in the previous benchmark.

Like most Intel CPUs, this one outperforms the Ryzen 3800X in single-core performance. You would also expect this speed demon to outperform the Ryzen chip in multi-core performance but it fell short.

As seen from the old graph, it scored 6,129 in single-core, handily outperforming the Ryzen’s 5,783 score. In multi-core, it scored a disappointing 34,003 while the Ryzen outperformed it with 36,748.

However, the OP has since updated the tweet and this benchmark seems to show a result that we actually expected. The i9-9900KS outperforms the Ryzen 3800X in both single-core and multi-core tests, unlike the previous result.

This time, it scored 6,450 in Single-core performance as compared to the Ryzen’s 5,919. In multi-core, the Intel chip goes up from a score 34,003 to 38,301 which beats the Ryzen’s 36,933.

The change in scores can be attributed to the change in RAM speeds. In the first test, the Intel system is running on 2100Mhz RAM while the Ryzen System is running on 3400Mhz. In the second test, the RAM in both systems is set to 3200Mhz which gives a much fairer comparison.

The i9-9900KS is set to launch in Q4 2019 so there’s still time for Intel to iron out the issues and improve performance. Plus, while Geekbench is a decent Benchmark software for CPUs, it’s not very accurate of gaming performance. It’s also pretty close in performance to the 3800X in these benchmarks so we can safely assume that in terms of gaming, it will outperform the 3900X as well since the regular i9-9900K already does that.

Source: TUM_APISAK

Old Geekbench Link

New Geekbench Link

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Intel’s Leaked CPU Roadmap Gives 10th Gen Comet Lake Lineup Hints

Intel’s 10th gen CPU lineup was seemingly leaked last week which showcased all their CPUs and showed that all of them had hyperthreading. This was quickly shot down as being fake and was debunked quickly. However, we did get an actual leak which showcases Intel’s CPU roadmap and gives us a bit of info about the next generation.

As seen for this leaked road map, the consumer Comet Lake-S CPUs will start production near the end of 2019. These new CPUs will go up to a maximum of 10 Physical Cores. It will also have a new socket, LGA 1200. The lower-end and midrange CPUs have the same TDP as the current Coffee Lake line-up but the high-end CPUs will have a much higher TDP going from 95W to 125W. The reason for this could be because they’re sticking with the same 14nm chips which means that to get the best out of their CPUs, they’ll need to be pumped with more power. 

It is a bit disappointing that we won’t see them change things up but this line-up was touted to release sometime back. These CPUs may also make the already competitive CPU market even more competitive as these new CPUs could go toe-to-toe or even outperform their Ryzen 3000 counter-parts when it comes to gaming as well as in multicore scenarios.

Right now, the Ryzen 3000 CPUs are great value for money and even beat the Intel CPUs when clocked at the same speeds. But, the Intel CPUs are also available at a very good price point making them a very viable choice.

Source: wccftech

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Intel’s CPU Prices have Dropped

The rumour we reported earlier last week has turned out to be true as Intel has dropped prices of all their mainstream CPUs making them a very lucrative purchase at the new price point.

i9-9900K | 40,300

The i9-9900K now costs Rs 40,300 and is now cheaper than the new Ryzen 9 3900X. While the 3900X has better multicore performance, the i9-9900K is still the king when it comes to gaming and a great buy.

i7-9700K | ₹30,400

The i7-9700K has come down to Rs 30,400 which makes it cheaper than the Ryzen 7 3800X and about as much as the Ryzen 7 3700X. In this price-point with its OC ability, it is also great if your main is just gaming.

i5-9600K | 20,100

The i5-9600K has seen a drop to Rs 20,100 which is very slightly cheaper than the Ryzen 5 3600X.  While the 3600X is an absolute steal, if you don’t need to stream or run multi-thread dependant software, the 9600K will serve you well for gaming.

i5-9400 | ₹17,000

The i5-9400 is now available for Rs 17,000 which is the same as the Ryzen 5 3600. The 3600 does seem like a better choice at this price point but if you wanted to get this CPU for some reason, it’s now cheaper.

i5-9400F | 12,575

One of the newer releases from Intel that is part of a lot of budget builds, the i5-9400F has gotten cheaper and is now available at just Rs 12,575. This brings it at around the same price as the Ryzen 3 3400G which comes with an integrated GPU.

i3- 9100F | ₹7,450

The i3-9100F is now available for Rs 7,450 which is cheaper than the Ryzen 3 3200G however, the i3 CPU lacks an internal GPU.

These are the new prices for the 9th gen CPUs which have made some of the Intel CPUs like the i9-9900K a viable choice at that price point now and with the current price, it gives good competition to AMD.

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Intel 10th Generation Comet Lake CPU Lineup Leaked?

Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs are still under wraps and we haven’t heard much about them but thanks to a leak by someone claiming to be an insider, we might get a first look at all the 10th Gen SKUs and what they plan on offering. As with any rumour or leak take this with a grain of salt.

First things first, these CPUs are using a new socket as with most Intel refreshes. This time it’s the LGA 1159 socket and it allows them to support memory speeds faster than 2666Mhz. So, let’s start off with the very interesting i3 line-up here which looks to change things up. All the i3s mentioned in the image are 4 core 8 thread which means, hyper-threading is back not only on the midrange CPUs but is surprisingly also on the lower end.  These i3 CPUs support a maximum of Dual Channel 2933Mhz DDR4 and they start at $129 with the highest i3 coming in at $179 which is where the i5 line-up also starts.

The i5 CPUs seem to really bring in the competition for the Ryzen 5 series with 6 cores and 12 threads on all the i5s. However, overclocking seems to be limited to the i5-10600K which is the most expensive i5 at $269. The i5s also support higher memory speeds of Dual Channel 3200Mhz.

Moving on to the higher-end of the spectrum and we have the i7 10700 and the 10700K which cost $339 and $389 respectively. These 8 core and 16 thread CPUs also support 3200Mhz RAM and the unlocked 10700K can go up to 4.8Ghz on all cores.

And then at the top end, we have the i9 series. These beasts start at $409 with the i9-10800F and go up to $499 with the i9-10900KF. These 10 core 20 thread CPUs can all hit 5Ghz+ on a single core while for all cores the max boost clock speed is 4.6Ghz. However, we can assume that overclockers can get it 5Ghz with good to decent cooling.

One thing to keep in mind here is that these are all listed as 14nm+++. Now, those are a lot of pluses and shows that Intel still hasn’t moved to a smaller chipset or are confident that they can take on AMD with this line-up.

Another thing is that they’ve kept their prices quite competitive. Given that this leaks point to Intel bringing Hyper-threading to all their Core i-series CPUs, they could potentially beat AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series CPUs at both single-core and even multi-core performance at a similar price point. 

It is disappointing that these CPUs are still on the 14nm architecture but if these leaks do turn out to be true, it will really make the CPU market even more competitive. This leak hasn’t been confirmed yet so again, we’ll advise you to take all this with a grain of salt.

Source: Twitter User Sohachi

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Intel Rumoured to Cut CPU Prices by up to 15% Thanks to 3rd Gen Ryzen

If you’re someone who is looking to upgrade their CPU or get a new one, July might be a good time do so. Especially since there are a lot of rumours floating around about Intel slashing prices for their current line-up of CPUs thanks to the upcoming launch of the AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs.

As reported by DigiTimes, “[Intel] has already notified its downstream PC and motherboard partners, according to sources from motherboard players.” This is an interesting move thanks to the pressure put on by AMD with their Zen 2 line-up that seems to be going toe-to-toe or outperforming their Intel counterparts and even CPUs that are a bit above their level, especially in the Multicore benchmarks that have leaked.

Ryzen 3800 X SC Score: 5406 | Intel 9900K SC Score: 5211

While AMD has started using 7nm chips, Intel is still transitioning to 10nm and 7nm but have CPUs that outperform the Ryzen CPUs thanks to much higher IPC and Clock Speeds as compared to Ryzen which gives them an edge in Single-Core scenarios. However, the current leaks show that 7nm Ryzen is catching up to Intel which has maybe shaken Intel a little.

Intel also struggled in the past to produce its 14nm chipsets in the past which caused shortage problems. Intel may seem to be on the back foot for now but that won’t be the case for long because they’ve been in this game long enough and probably have something up their sleeve, ready to hit back at AMD.

While these two companies battle it out, it’s a great time to be a PC Enthusiast. RAM prices have dropped, CPU prices are most probably going to drop with the launch of 3rd Gen Ryzen and the GPU market might heat up soon thanks to AMD’s Navi lineup that we’re all waiting for with bated breath.

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Is the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Going To Overthrow the i9-9900K?

AMD has a lot to prove with Zen 2 and they might be doing it in a very similar way to the original Ryzen 1st Gen release. A recent Geekbench leak shows that the Ryzen 7 3800X outperforms the i9-9900K.

According to a recent Geekbench score that has surfaced up on the internet, the Ryzen 7 3800X may very well be on its way to dethroning the i9-9900K at a much cheaper price point. The Ryzen 7 3800X has scored 34059 on the multicore test which puts it just ahead of the i9-9900k which scored 34020.

While the 7nm Ryzen CPU beats the i9-9900K in the multicore test, it looks like things haven’t changed for Ryzen when it comes to the single-core performance. The new Ryzen CPU scores 5406 whereas the i9-9900K outperforms it quite easily with a score of 6211.

Do keep in mind the difference in clock speeds though. The Ryzen CPU boosts up to 4.47Ghz whereas the i9-9900K has a single-core boost of 5Ghz+ which explains the gulf in Single Core Performance.

AMD always lacked in the Single-Core performance department and while they’ve seemed to have improved it with the new Zen 2 lineup, they still seem to be playing catch-up with Intel. It will be interesting to see how this translates to gaming performance as most well-optimized games seem to utilize the multiple cores available much better than before.

However, many people choose not to go with AMD because of the Single-Core Performance, especially the gamers who are into the Emulation scene which requires good Single Core performance in most cases. If this CPU can be OC’d beyond 4.47Ghz on aftermarket coolers, it could seriously be well worth the money if you want to get into the AMD ecosystem.

The release date for the 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs isn’t too far away so we don’t have to wait too long before we can see proper benchmarks for this exciting new lineup.

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Intel Announces 10nm Tiger Lake CPUs, Releasing in 2020

Intel has redefined its product innovation model for the data-centric era of computing, which requires workload-optimized platforms and effortless customer and developer innovation. Intel discussed products like the 2019 “Lakefield” hybrid CPU that showcases Intel’s differentiated design capabilities, and said the company’s pace of innovation was increasing.

Intel’s Data Center Group expects to introduce a new Intel® Xeon® product every four to five quarters with plans to ship a 10nm-based “Ice Lake” server CPU in the first half of 2020. In the PC-centric business, Intel discussed several products in flight including “Tiger Lake,” a 10nm-based CPU planned for 2020 that will feature a new CPU core architecture, an Intel Xe graphics engine, support for the latest display technology and more.

With a range of 10nm-based products planned for 2019 and 2020, Intel’s 7nm process is also well underway. Intel’s first 7nm-based product, an Intel XArchitecture-based GP-GPU for data center artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC), is expected to launch in 2021.

Intel described a three-year financial plan to achieve 2021 total revenue between $76 billion and $78 billion while growing free cash flow and reducing spending. The company also signaled its ambition to achieve $85 billion in total revenue by 2022-2023.

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Intel Confirms Xe Graphics Cards Launch In 2020

In an investor meeting, Intel has confirmed that their Xe range of graphics cards is well on the way and can be expected to release in 2020. They released a new roadmap, which lists out the plans going forward. In the same investor meeting, Intel also announced their upcoming 10nm Tiger Lake processors, which will be available in 2020 as well.

The slides show that the consumer grade Intel Xe GPUs will be based on the 10nm process, and not 7nm as speculated earlier. While the Gen 11 integrated graphics will be released in 2019, the Xe dedicated graphics cards will be available next year onwards.

Intel also confirmed that their datacenter graphics will be the first ones on the 7nm process, using their newly revealed 3D stacking Foveros technology. These should be available by 2021. This could mean that 2nd gen Intel Xe graphics cards for mainstream consumers could be made using 7nm. The Aurora Exascale supercomputer will be the first device to be graced with the 7nm Xe graphics.

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