Intel 10th Gen Core i9-10900 ES 10C/20T Comet Lake-S 2.80 GHz Desktop CPU With Multiple Boost Clock Above 5GHz Benchmark Leak

The Intel 10th Gen Core i9-10900 ES desktop CPU with 10 cores and 20 threads has appeared online with all its detailed benchmarks and features. The powerful Comet Lake Intel CPU boasts of a Base Clock of 2.80 GHz and has multiple Boost Clock Speeds for high-intensity workloads.

The latest 10th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU has appeared online before, strongly indicating Intel has almost finalized the design and specifications of the latest 14nm Comet Lake CPU. The Core i9-10900 ES desktop CPU comes with a 10 Core / 20 Thread configuration and should hit the shelves in the next few weeks.

Intel Core i9-10900 ES 10 Core & 20 Thread Comet Lake-S Desktop CPU Specifications, Features, and Prices:

The 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900 reportedly packs 10 Cores and 20 Threads. It sports a Base Clock of 2.8 GHz and a Boost Clock of up to 5.0 GHz. During Turbo Boost Mode, the CPU can hit 5.1 GHz. Interestingly, there’s even a Turbo Boost Max Mode as well as Thermal Velocity Boost. The maximum frequency that the CPU can hit is 5.2GHz. The Intel Core i9-10900 ES features 20 MB of Cache Memory and has a TDP of 65W at a base frequency at PL1. The PL2 TDP would certainly be a lot higher as the CPU packs 10 Cores.

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Interestingly, several 10th Generation Comet Lake-S Desktop CPUs have been listed by retailers. The prices of all the box variants vary significantly across retailers. However, these are “Pre-Listing” prices. Simply put, such prices are almost always on the significantly higher side. The Core i5-10600, for example, is listed for around 279 Euros while the Core i5-9600 is listed at the same store for 264 Euros.

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It should be noted that the Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs are yet to be officially launched by the company, and hence the prices are tentative or speculative. As such, the MSRP of the upcoming Intel CPUs should be lower, and hence buyers are expected to merely wait. Experts claim that Intel will have to significantly rethink the pricing strategy if it wants to stay competitive against the AMD Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs with similar specifications. For example, the Core i9-10900 series will have to be priced competitively against the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, which retails for a little less than $500.

Intel Core i9-10900 ES 10 Core & 20 Thread Comet Lake-S Desktop CPU Benchmarks:

The 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900 scored 182 points in the single-thread, and 1670 points in multi-thread operations in the Cinebench R15 benchmark. It scored 441 points in the single-thread, and 3714 points within the multi-thread tests in the Cinebench R20 benchmark. In the CPUz Benchmarks, the Intel Core i9-10900 ES scored 507.8 points (single-core), and 5343 points (multi-core).

Experts point out that the Intel Core i9-10900 ES desktop CPU might not be a worthy upgrade over the current 9th-Generation Core i9-9900 CPU. However, the CPU being benchmarked is reportedly an Engineering Sample. This essentially means, Intel might be able to finetune the 10th Gen Comet Lake CPU a little further and get better results. However, even if Intel does manage to boost the performance, it might not be able to compete against the 7nm ZEN 2 based AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs.

Alap Naik Desai
A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.