Canadian retailer DirectDial listed accidentally and conveniently Intel’s 10th Generation Comet Lake S CPU SKUs and pricing. The only retailer posted information about two locked CPU- the Intel Core i9-10900 and the Core i7-10700 with the unlocked Core i7-10700K.
|Processor||Pricing||Part Number||Cores / Threads||Base Clock (GHz)||TDP (W)|
|Core i9-10900*||$487||BX8070110900||10 / 20||2.8||65|
|Core i7-10700K*||$419||BX8070110700K||8 / 16||3.8||125|
|Core i7-10700*||$363||BX8070110700||8 / 16||2.9||65|
The listing and the official marketing slides strongly imply an April 30th launch date. It is unlikely to translate as availability dates due to the Corona Virus outbreak. DirectDial’s listing did mention the availability for June 17th. We do have the following information in hand.
While the previous article did talk about the unlocked Comet Lake-S 14nm SKUs, there’s wasn’t a lot of information about other variations. According to the listings, there is the Core i9-10900 and the Core i7-10700.
While the marketing slides only revealed Turbo Boost 3.0 clock speed and core/thread counts, the listing gave a piece of good information about its base clock and TDP. As any PC enthusiast with a keen sense would have speculated, the locked variants have a lesser TDP rating compared to the Core i9-10900K. The Intel Core i9-10900 retains the 10-core/20-thread count and listed for 679 CAD/ 487 USD. The Core i7-10700K is listed for 585 CAD/ 420 USD and its locked variant priced for 506 CAD/ 363 USD. The USD pricing is converted based on the forex rates at the time of writing. For now, DirectDial is the only retailer-based source out there.
Meanwhile at AMDVille…
AMD Zen 3 CPUs are expected to come by the end of 2020, with its reveal date expected for September 2020. Intel 10th generation will still face stiff competition from AMD Ryzen 3rd generation and its own offerings. The 14nm Intel 10th generation CPUs are LGA 1200 socket, therefore removing the physical socket support with the currently available Intel Z370 and Z390 motherboards with LGA 1151 sockets.
— Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) April 12, 2020