Intel’s 10th Gen CPUs: What’s New, and Why It Matters

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by Ian Paul

An Intel 10th generation Core i9 blue processor in its packaging.

Intel rose to AMD’s Ryzen 3000 challenge with its recent announcement of new 10th generation desktop processors. Dubbed Comet Lake-S, these CPUs bring a slew of improvements and a few surprising new features. Here’s what’s so great about them, and why PC builders, or anyone looking at prebuilt desktops, should consider one for their next rig.

Intel announced the new Comet Lake desktop chips on April 30. Earlier that month, it introduced new Comet Lake mobile processors for laptops and other smaller PCs. We won’t delve into the laptop side of things here. However, Intel said more than 100 laptops are slated to come out with the new 10th generation processors this year. As for the desktop processors, those should start rolling out in May 2020.
Lots of Cores

Comet Lake CPUs have a lot of cores. The Core i9-10900K is the top chip, with 10 cores…

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