Intel is gradually releasing its 10th generation of Core processors. While all of these processors are not fabricated on the 10nm node as Intel promised, these processors have shown excellent performance upgrades over the previous generation. Even at the same 14nm++ architecture, we have seen considerable architectural improvements. Another significant advantage that these processors have, especially at the lower (Core i3) end, is that all of these are multi-threaded CPUs.
Following this, a new multi-threaded Core i3 has surfaced. Twitter user APISAK leaked the UserBenchmark score of the alleged 10th gen processor. According to the leaked benchmark, the Core i3-10300 processor is based on the Comet Lake architecture(14nm++). The chip comes with four multi-threaded cores with a base clock speed of 3.7GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.2Ghz. We should welcome the fact that multithreading support has come to the lower-end processors as well.
Intel Core i3-10300
— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) December 26, 2019
According to the benchmark, the processor was able to score 82.2% (CPU percentile), and the PC equipped with the processor and an AMD Radeon RX 5700 was performing above average at the 68th percentile. It is actually a decent score considering the fact that the Core i3-10300 isn’t even released yet and has no official driver support.
If we focus on the processor only, the benchmark shows that the performance is less than expected. The performance difference between the processor and its predecessor is not significant. It could be because of driver support or it being an es.
Real performance should be more indicative when the processor is actually released with stable clock speeds and driver support. Until then, take the numbers mentioned above with a grain of salt.