Introducing Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake Core i9-10900KF Processor Through a Timely Leak


UPDATE: Remember last week’s Intel 10th Gen CPU leak? Well, it turns out it’s probably fake. As if the ridiculous naming structure wasn’t enough, it’s being reported on over at Gamers Nexus that several motherboard sources have confirmed these Comet Lake desktop processors are very much fake.

We’ll have to take their word on the matter here, although judging from the difficult-to-parse nomenclature such as the Core i3-10100, we’d be immensely surprised if Intel actually went down this route.

To me, the most obvious part is the lack of the ® registered trademark symbol following Intel’s name in top boxes of the leaked slide. Intel is incredibly meticulous in placing the trademark symbol after each and every mention of its brand name, so this has to be an oversight on the faker’s part.


Original Story: 11-Jul-2019 – Introducing Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake Core i9-10900KF Processor Through a Timely Leak

One has to wonder, really, at what makes a leak a leak. The latest news on Intel’s forthcoming line of Comet Lake processors is more than likely the result of a careful marketing campaign rather than a shocking reveal to the internet by a plucky guerrilla investigator or disgruntled employee. Nevertheless, it’s always welcome news to gamers when we get to see the numbers grow on our desirable hardware. 

These new i9-10900KF chips have native DDR4-3200 support and the 14nm+++ lithography certainly has more +es than the previous generation. With impressive boosts on all cores as well, the i9-10900KF looks like an obvious next step for CPU geeks. Of course, there’s no release date yet, such is the case with leaks, but we’ll take whatever we can, and they know that!

Let’s look at the line-up and see how the new range of Comet Lake CPUs will compare to one another.

10th Generation Intel Comet Lake Processors

CPU Clock (GHz) Turbo on 1 CPU (GHz) Turbo All CPU (GHz) Cores / Threads TDP Smart Cache Price (USD)
Core i3-10100 3.7 4.4 4.2 4 / 8 65W 7 MB $129
Core i3-10300 3.8 4.5 4.3 4 / 8 62W 9 MB $149
Core i3-10320 4.0 4.7 4.5 4 / 8 91W 9 MB $159
Core i3-10350K 4.1 4.8 4.6 4 / 8 91W 9 MB $179
Core i5-10400 3.0 4.4 4.2 6 / 12 65W 12 MB $179
Core i5-10500 3.1 4.6 4.4 6 / 12 65W 12 MB $199
Core i5-10600 3.2 4.8 4.6 6 / 12 65W 12 MB $229
Core i5-10600K 3.7 4.9 4.7 6 / 12 95W 12 MB $269
Core i7-10700 3.1 4.9 4.6 8 / 16 65W 16 MB $339
Core i7-10700K 3.6 5.1 4.8 8 / 16 95W 16 MB $389
Core i9-10800F 2.7 5.0 4.2 10 / 20 65W 20 MB $409
Core i9-10900F 3.2 5.1 4.4 10 / 20 95W 20 MB $449
Core i9-10900KF 3.4 5.2 4.6 10 / 20 105W 20 MB $499

Common characteristics across Intel’s 10th Generation Comet Lake Processors


Lithography 14+++ nm
Integrated Graphics Solution Intel UHD 730
Memory Support Core i3 2 channels DDR4-2933
Memory Support Core i5,i7,i9 2 channels DDR4 3200
Socket Support FCLGA1159

The new 10th Gen will require a new LGA 1159 socket to be found on new Z490 motherboards. So as is usual for new generation Intel processors, gamers looking to get in will normally be doing so with a completely new rig.

With their 10th Generation Comet Lake price entry point at $129 for the i3-10100, it looks like this generation will completely replace the existing 9th Generation CPUs. Obviously we will all be looking hungrily at the Core i9-10900KF, priced at the $499, wondering what gaming would feel like with 10/20 Cores/Threads running at 4.6GHz across all cores.

This will be going up against the  new AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, which will be along in September. So lets see how Intel’s Core i9-10900KF compares versus AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X.

CPU Release Base Clock Turbo All CPUs Cores / Thread TDP Price
Intel Core i9-10900KF Unknown 3.4GHz 4.6GHz 10/20 105W $499
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Sept 2019 3.5GHz 4.7GHz 16/32 105W $749

Now obviously it’s not as simple as comparing like for like here when we look at these two processor giants. as Intel and AMD use different processing architecture. But on the whole, it gives us something to consider.

What do you guys make of those then. Obviously we have our report coming later regarding the newly available AMD Ryzen processors, but it would look like this “leak” would appropriately have Intel refocus our attention away from those new AMD chips and get us thinking about what Intel has coming.


Our Favorite Comments


“what in gods name is this naming scheme”

relishedmoney –


“Laughs in 7nm”

Tlenodawca –


“4 cores 8 threads on i3? Intel is actually making some decent i3s”

MobyFreak –


“Uh ohNew Intel CPU means a new boardI bet that 105w tdp blows right past it just like the 9 series stuff did. Intel is grasping at straws to fight AMD. Makes ya wonder where we’d be if AMD was like this back in the 4 series days.”

darknatexs –


“Core i7-10700K looks delicious if this is true. I haven’t had any need to switch from my 6700k but this looks tempting.”

bichoxxx –