Intel’s 10th generation desktop CPUs are here. And based on newly leaked screenshots of the spec sheet, Intel is pushing hard on memory and storage performance. With the i9 10900K and i7 10700K, Intel will be pushing more and more processing cores and more memory bandwidth into the next generation of chips. Not only will this new CPU cycle include more cores and threads, the new LGA1200 chipset will offer more PCI bandwidth and other improvements.
The Intel Core i9 10900K will have 10 cores and will support 20 threads. The processor will come with a base clock of 3.7 GHz, with a boost clock of 5.1 GHz during a single core load. And for all cores, the processor will turbo to 4.8 GHz. Intel is also integrating a new innovation called Thermal Velocity Boost, which will allow the Intel Core i9 10900K to hit 5.3Ghz on all cores.
Intel also looks to be following the trend of enterprise customers, and bring PCIe storage into the consumer market in a big way. Intel Optane Memory support will be built into both the i9 10900K and i7 10700K. This is a market that Intel has been dominating in the server space. High-end storage solutions with SSD-based drives in the enterprise space have long been the standard for the hot storage of web-based applications. Major sites like Facebook have pushed further innovation on this front by driving for faster PCIe storage.
And with the Optane platform being more and more prevalent, Intel needed to craft a powerful CPU platform to support this growth with even more capacity and speed. Hence the new i9 10900 and i7 10700 SKUs. This new CPU has up to 40 PCIE 3.0 lanes, offering a blisteringly fast batch of storage and computing processing potential. This initial backbone of speed will be further augmented with PCH-H high speed I/O lanes, totaling 30 more lanes of massive loads.
In terms of other features, Intel will include things like USB 3.2 2×1 integration that supports up to the 10Gb/s benchmark. There’s also built-in support for Wifi 6 as well.
Thanks to Informatica Cero for sharing these slides.