Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake Lineup Will Also Include a V Series

By now, it’s no secret that Intel is planning to launch another generation of desktop CPUs based on the 14nm Skylake core. Codenamed Comet Lake, this will be the fifth rehash of the 14nm+ node with a rumored sixth one in the pipeline in the form of Rocket Lake. The mobile series Comet Lake U and Y chips are already out to make up for the short supply of the 10nm based Ice Lake parts. We expect the mainstream desktop lineup to be called the Comet Lake-S series, but as per rumors, there might be another V series in addition to the H, U, Y, T, and S lineups.

A little refresher on Intel’s naming:

Comet Lake-U: These are the laptop CPUs used in ultrabooks and lowpower devices.

Comet Lake-Y: These are even more power-efficient with a TDP of just around 15W. These are used in convertibles and tablet PCs.

Comet Lake-H: These are for gaming laptops, with a higher TDP of around 45-50W. They boost to 4GHz+ almost the same as the desktop variants.

Comet Lake-S: These are the mainstream desktop CPUs. With TDPs as high as 180W for the higher-end i9s, they have boost clocks of 5GHz+, quite impressive for a ten-core consumer part.

Comet Lake-T: The T series has existed over the last few years or so though we’re not sure whether it’ll continue with Comet Lake. These are the low-power desktop variants with half the TDPs at the cost of scaled-down clock speeds.

Comet Lake-V: This is the newest addition to Intel’s desktop processor lineup. We’re not sure how they’ll be different from the s series but looking at the leak, it seems like they will have a lower clock or perhaps a locked multiplier?

This is a 3DMark leak, showing three Comet lake CPUs. One of the i5 while the other two have to be the top-end i9 parts on account of the 10 core/20 thread configuration. One of them is the Comet Lake-S while the other is a Comet Lake-V variant. The only apparent difference seems to be with respect to the boost clock. I reckon that the latter will either have a slightly lower clock or a locked multiplier, putting it just below the Core i9-10900K in the price table. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.


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