While the Comet Lake-S will use the LGA 1200 socket, it may seem like a nail in the coffin, the recent CPU-Z and the silent flow of the so-called ES Comet Lake-S processor are both seeming to be doing things. Because with the new version of THE CPU-Z recognized that these ES version of the processor will appear socket is the result of LGA 1159, but this should be false positive.
Let’s recall that in the early rumors, Comet Lake-S was indeed rumored to be using the LGA 1159, but soon the following rumors and leak specifications proved that it would use a significantly greater number of contacts for the LGA 1200. But recently, a batch of CPUs called Comet Lake-S engineering samples appeared on one of Magnum’s fish.
Photo by Tom’s Hardware
As you can see from the table on the diagram, the memory support and TDP specifications for these samples are not the same as previous exposures. According to CPU-Z screenshots circulating online, the slots for these engineering samples are recognized as LGA 1159.
At the same time, @momomo_us found some models related to the LGA 1159 and tenth-generation desktop Core processors from the string resources of the CPU-Z program:
Tom’s Hardware believes that the Comet Lake-S may have two slot versions, that the higher K-Series of TDP may use the LGA 1200 for stronger electrical performance to meet CPU needs, while the regular and low-power versions may use the LGA 1159.
One of the reasons they give is based on the different labels above the PCH in the leaked platform feature map. I put the coffee Lake-S platform feature graph below to provide a comparison, and i can see that in addition to the regular -H suffix, this time the 400-series chipset has a -V suffix. According to Tom’s Hardware, PCH-H stands for high performance, while PCH-V stands for Value, or price level. They believe that higher-end chipsets such as the Z490, W480, Q470 and H470 will be members of the PCH-H, using THE LGA 1200 socket, while low- and middle-end chipsets such as the B460 and H410 will use the PCH-V, which has an LGA 1159 socket.
We prefer that CPU-Z is misidentified, but we don’t rule out the possibility that Intel is really using two slots on the next generation of mainstream desktop CPUs.