Previously, Intel developers announcedchips of the 10th generation Core series, designed for laptops, however, there was no information about similar versions of the CPU for desktop computers. However, insiders were able to get information about future updates and quickly submitted them to the Internet.
According to information from an unknownsource when creating the tenth generation of desktop CPUs, a new socket of the 400th series will be used in motherboards. Despite the fact that the LGA 1200 has the same dimensions as the LGA 1151 (37.5 x 37.5 mm), the Comet Lake processors will not be compatible with Coffee Lake processors. At the same time, Comet Lake-S will continue to support DDR4 memory with a frequency of 2666 MHz (up to 32 GB per channel).
Flagship processor motherboardIntel will be the Z490 chipset. The W480 chipsets are planned for workstations, the H410 is intended for entry-level base computers, and the B460 for business.
Insiders revealed some featuresComet Lake-S platform, which will support 10 core processors, up to 40 PCIe 3.0 lines (up to 16 CPU lines, up to 24 - the chipset itself). The chipset will support integrated and discrete Wi-Fi network adapters (including Wi-Fi 6) and Bluetooth. Also, the platform will gain more opportunities for overclocking processors and RAM, support for integrated USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports and a programmable 4-core audio processor.
Insiders also declassified the first models,which should enter the market. They will be nine Comet Lake-S processors in the Xeon W, Core i9, Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium and Celeron series. However, the exact release date for new products on the market is unknown.