AMD Ryzen CPUs are dominating the CPU market and Ryzen 3000 CPUs are already beating Intel CPU in terms of performance. Intel is yet to introduce CPUs that can actually compete with Ryzen and seems like 10 Core Intel 14nm+++ Comet Lake CPUs might be the one to end Ryzen’s dominance.
Intel’s 14nm+++ Comet Lake CPUs have leaked online and the specs look quite promising. As you can in the image below, Intel Core i9-10900KF will be the flagship Intel Comet lake CPU.
Intel Core i9-10900KF features 10 cores, 20 threads with 5.2 GHz single-core boost and 4.6 GHz all cores boost and will cost $499. Furthermore, Intel Core i7-10700K features 8 cores, 16 threads like the current Intel Core i9-9900K. As for clock speed, the Core i7-10700K will feature 5.1 GHz single-core boost, 4.8 GHz all cores boost and will cost $398.
While the specs to these Intel 14nm+++ Comet Lake CPUs look promising but, we need to keep in mind that these are just rumors. Also, I am skeptical of Intel’s 14nm+++ CPUs capability to compete with 7nm AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs.
Also, this contradicts with Intel’s roadmap revealing 10nm CPUs to launch in 2020. With the roadmap suggesting otherwise, I would suggest taking this leaked line up of Intel 14nm+++ Comet Lake CPUs with a grain of salt.
Speaking of Ryzen CPUs, Ryzen 3000 CPUs are not the only AMD product powered by the 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Both Sony and Microsoft have confirmed specs for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.
These next-gen console will feature APU based on a variant of 7nm Zen 2 architecture with Navi Graphics. Furthermore, both next-gen consoles will support real-time Ray Tracing. Seems like Ray Tracing will become a norm in video games as soon as the next-gen consoles hit the market.
Furthermore, reports have emerged that Intel is dropping prices by 15% for its CPUs to counter AMD Ryzen 3000 lineup.