Intel’s brand new 10th generation core desktop processors appear to be right around the corner as it will have the biggest improvements and can be afforded by those who don’t splurge on the most expensive models. The tech companies are excited by this and are waiting for the release of this product by Intel as early as possible.
The key features of the desktop include a Comet Lake-S CPU lineup where every Core chip, from the i3 to the i9, reportedly includes Hyperthreading. The flagship 3.7GHz Core i9-10900K (base clock of 3.7GHz) and its non-K variant (2.8GHz) would support a Velocity Boost feature that would hike clock speeds as long as the thermals allow. Higher-end CPUs would support up to 2,933MHz DDR4 memory, while the lot would feature enhanced chip and memory overclocking as well as support for 2.5Gbps Ethernet and WiFi 6.
There's no mention of when the 10th-gen lineup would appear, but Intel sometimes debuts processors at CES. We wouldn't be surprised if they're announced at the January 2020 event as a result, and that there will be a slew of upgraded PCs arriving at the same time. There are extremely competitive brands that frequently offer more cores for the money. Intel's refresh could negate at least some of that advantage.