Take that Intel 10th-gen ‘Comet Lake’ CPU leak with a large grain of salt

We don’t often wish to report on rumors right here at Haveaheartsavealife as a result of, properly, they’re often (however not all the time) filled with crap. However you’ll wish to take the newest “leak” of Intel’s 10th-gen Comet Lake Core processors with an excellent larger serving to of salt than traditional. These slides simply scream faux.

The Comet Lake slide first got here to our consideration from Computerbase, which duly remarked that some issues appear off. Nonetheless, we’ve since seen it repeated a number of different instances across the net and on different PC websites with out skepticism. (No, we received’t title names.) Make no mistake: The advances these slides promise can be wonderful in the event that they wind up true. Ten-core processors! Hyper-threading for everybody! Costs that compete with AMD’s excellent new Ryzen 3000 processors! Every little thing’s arising Milhouse!

However a number of small inconsistencies on the slide don’t add up. Right here is the so-called “leaked” product particulars, through Twitter consumer Sohachi, although they apparently originated in Asian tech boards.

Sohachi via Twitter

Twitter screenshot of allegedly leaked Intel 10th-gen product particulars.

And right here’s what’s off about it:

  • The greenback signal is listed after the costs, not earlier than—a European idiosyncrasy. Intel has all the time positioned the greenback check in its correct place, earlier than the value.
  • It features a “Lithography” column displaying the chips being constructed utilizing a 14nm+++ manufacturing course of. Intel hasn’t included this in any latest product element reveals, and certain wouldn’t begin to incorporate it till the corporate lastly achieves 10nm quantity manufacturing.
  • A “Most all-cores Turbo frequency” is listed. Whereas that will be good data to have, Intel hasn’t offered it lately, as a substitute sticking to the same old single-core enhance clock. (Although Intel lately stated its upcoming Core i9-9900KS will hit 5GHz on all cores.) Core X chips acquired a separate Turbo Increase 3.zero score in its official slides, however that’s not the identical factor.
  • It additionally features a “Code title” column, one other oddity for Intel.
  • The slide lacks a column for Optane Reminiscence Assist, a platform benefit that Intel has been pushing exhausting for a number of processor generations. It additionally lacks Intel’s traditional column for indicating unlocked processors.
  • Would Intel actually use terrible five-digit-long product SKUs like Core i9-10900KF? I hope not. Hey Intel, when you’re studying this: Please no.

Don’t take my phrase for it, although. Listed here are the official slides Intel offered for the Eighth- and Ninth-gen desktop processor launches for comparability:

Intel 9th-gen Core Intel
Intel Coffee Lake 8th gen speeds and feeds Intel

I virtually dinged this possible faux for utilizing the inaccurate “SKU’s” as a substitute of “SKUs” within the field on the prime of the slide, however Intel additionally acquired it flawed for the Ninth-gen processor particulars chart.

That’s about it. It’s a tremendous time to be a PC fanatic, with core counts exploding and know-how advancing on each entrance. However don’t put the cart earlier than the horse, and positively don’t imagine the whole lot you see on the web. Contemplate these 10th-gen Comet Lake rumors an inventive illustration of wishful considering till you hear it straight from Intel—not truth.  

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