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If the leaked Comet Lake CPU prices are true… then wtf Intel?!
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If the leaked Comet Lake CPU prices are true… then wtf Intel?!

Prices have emerged for Intel Comet Lake CPUs, although they may be little more than retail placeholders. In fact, we’re hoping they are just that, if only so that we have some competition in the desktop CPU market. If these really represent Intel’s 10th Gen intentions, Comet Lake really doesn’t stand a chance versus AMD’s Ryzen processors, the chips currently dominating our best CPU for gaming lists. read more

Intel planned a 500W monster Xe GPU that would never fit in your PC
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Intel planned a 500W monster Xe GPU that would never fit in your PC

Slides said to outline the Intel Xe GPU architecture have been gawked at by Digital Trends. Within these aged docs, likely from early 2019, it’s suggested that Intel planned a 512 EU card with a 400/500W TDP. Great if you run a data centre, perhaps. But forget all that server nonsense, it would appear that a 75/150W, and maybe even a 300W, graphics card will be safe for client consumption. read more

Intel Comet Lake benchmarks show clocks mean more than cores against AMD Ryzen
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Intel Comet Lake benchmarks show clocks mean more than cores against AMD Ryzen

New, freshly leaked benchmarks for the 10-core Intel Comet Lake CPU, the Core i9 10900K, show it topping AMD’s 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X in a pair of different 3DMark processor benchmarks. The results are for the Physics and CPU Scores of the the Fire Strike Extreme and Time Spy benchmarks, both of which are able to take advantage of the extra couple of cores Intel is jamming into its top Comet Lake processor. read more

Intel is set to cut mainstream CPU pricing… but is it too late for Comet Lake?
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Intel is set to cut mainstream CPU pricing… but is it too late for Comet Lake?

In a move that will surprise no-one, Intel is set to drop the price of its consumer processors this year, according to reports from PC manufacturers. Following on from the huge price cuts the company wrought on its high-performance computing segment towards the end of last year, and the reported server-side reductions from early this year, Taiwanese press is reporting that Intel will be making similar cuts to its standard CPUs too. read more

Comet Lake’s Z490 boards are ready… but Intel’s thirsty 10-core CPUs are not
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Comet Lake’s Z490 boards are ready… but Intel’s thirsty 10-core CPUs are not

The noises spilling out of CES 2020 this week suggest that motherboard manufacturers are getting frustrated over the Comet Lake CPU release. According to one report the new Z490 motherboards are all done and dusted and the manufacturers are just waiting on Intel to pull the trigger on its next generation of desktop processors… unfortunately the flagship chips are just not ready. read more