Intel recently released the Comet Lake-S 10 generation desktop-class Core, essentially a 9-generation enhanced version, the process architecture has not changed, but increased the core, increased frequency, strengthen memory, network, etc., partial replacement of the interface, must be paired with 400 series of new motherboard. According to the latest roadmap, the next generation of Rocket Lake-S will not be available this year, and news will not be available until CES 2021 early next year.
Rocket Lake-S, the first to be seen today in the 3DMark database, is an engineering sample with 8 core 16 threads, with a main frequency of 3.2GHz and a maximum of 4.3GHz.
After all, the sample, the frequency will not be too high, but for the sample is not too low, the final version will certainly easily break 5GHz, now have done 10 core 5.3GHz.
Because the frequency is not high, the running score is also general, 3DMark physical score is basically the level of the Ryzen 5 3500X.
Rocket Lake-S will still be manufactured using the 14nm process, but it should be the last 14nm used on Intel desktop platforms, and everything but the process is new:
Willow Cove CPU architecture, Xe GPU architecture, first-time support for PCIe 4.0 and increased to 20 channels, native support for USB 3.2 20Gbps, Lightning 4 (compatible WITH USB4), and continued to increase DDR4 memory frequency, enhance overclocking capabilities and functionality, display support for HDMI 2.0/HBR3, multimedia support 12-bit AV1/H.265 video codecand and E2E compression…
Interface continues LGA1200, the existing 400 series of motherboards can be seamlessly supported, some brands have even reserved PCIe 4.0 support conditions.