Intel’s 10-core Comet Lake-S CPUs could draw up to 300W

Published: 9th Jan 2020, 11:07 GMT   Comments

Intel has not revealed any details on Comet Lake-S at CES 2020.

Motherboard makers are ready, but Intel is not

According to ComputerBase, who interviewed motherboard makers at the CES 2020 and also had taken part in Intel’s conference, Intel is facing issues with its 10-core 14nm Comet Lake-S part, which causes a delay and lack of updates from Intel.

There is clearly a delay as motherboard makers have told ComputerBase that their Z490 platform is ready. Numerous leaks have been popping up around the web in the past few weeks, which means that the development of CML-S is well underway.

It is said that 10-core CPUs, the flagship mainstream series for CML-S, are drawing too much power, reportedly up to 300W, which is not really that surprising. Even the Core i9-9900KS draws 250-275W, but there is still some room for improvement for the upcoming 10-core CML-S part.

ComputerBase:

Several motherboard manufacturers revealed that the 10-core breaks the 300-watt mark at maximum load. Not surprisingly, the 9900KS already exceeded the 250-watt mark in scenarios of this kind. This information has nothing in common with the TDP, which is rumored to be 125 watts. Up to 4.9 GHz Turbo clock for all 20 threads on the flagship makes this value increase significantly in everyday life depending on the load.

Worth noting that the actual power consumption is much higher than official TDP values (for Core i9-10900K that’s 125W). The Z490 platform, which will allow the 10-core to be fully unlocked, will require better power delivery, similar to Z390’s or even better.

Intel 10th Gen Core Comet Lake-S Specifications (Jan 9th)
Core SKUCores / ThreadsBase ClockSingle Core TurboMax Turbo 3.0All Core TurboTDP
i9-10900K
 
10C/20T
 
3.7 GHz
 
5.1 GHz
 
5.2 GHz*
 
4.8 GHz
 
125W
i9-10900
 
10C/20T
 
2.8 GHz
 
5.0 GHz
 
5.1 GHz*
 
4.5 GHz
 
65W
i7-10700K
 
8C/16T
 
3.8 GHz
 
5.0 GHz
 
5.1 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
 
125W
i7-10700
 
8C/16T
 
2.9 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
65W
i5-10600K
 
6C/12T
 
4.1 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
NA
 
4.5 GHz
 
125W
i5-10600
 
6C/12T
 
3.3 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
NA
 
4.4 GHz
 
65W
i5-10500
 
6C/12T
 
3.1 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
NA
 
4.2 GHz
 
65W
i5-10400
 
6C/12T
 
2.9 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
NA
 
4.0 GHz
 
65W
i3-10320
 
4C/8T
 
3.8 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
NA
 
4.4 GHz
 
65W
i3-10300
 
4C/8T
 
3.7 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
NA
 
4.2 GHz
 
65W
i3-10100
 
4C/8T
 
3.6 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
NA
 
4.1 GHz
 
65W
* Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (single core / all core): 10900K: 5.3/4.9 GHz; 10900: 5.1/4.6 GHz

Source: ComputerBase




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