At CES 2020, we got info indicating that Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-S CPUs will get delayed to Q2, due to the 12-core i9-10900K exhibiting an excessive power draw. Earlier, it was rumored that Intel was planning to launch the next-gen desktop CPUs in Feb 2020. That seems unlikely now considering that there was no mention of the new chips at CES. Regardless, we have a benchmark of the 10th Gen Core i3-10320 running Ashes of the Singularity and scoring a rather impressive 86 FPS average at 1080p Extreme.
The Core i3-10320 was paired with a Radeon RX 480 and a rather excessive 64Gigs of memory. As expected, all the Comet Lake-S parts will indeed be hyperthreaded (SMT) doubling the thread count to 8. However, it’s important to note that the benefits of SMT/HT are limited to certain non-gaming workloads.
The Core i3-10320 is capable is a higher score and as the results indicate, the game was limited by the GPU and not the CPU. The overall frame rate is 81.8 while the CPU managed 85.5. The same is true for all the batches. Paired with a GeForce GTX 1660 Super, the 10320 should be able to deliver decent performance at 1080p gaming. AMD doesn’t have a gaming CPU in the low-end consumer space, so this can work in Intel’s favor.