Back in August, it was heard that Intel is going to launch its next-generation Comet Lake-S desktop processors very soon. It was rumored that Comet Lake S will be available in up to 10 core / 20 thread SKUs across 35W, 65W and 125W TDP ranges.
Yesterday, we got to know about a new member of the Comet Lake-S family: the Core i3-10100. The Core i3 designation itself confirms that it is going to be an entry-level processor. Even though it is going to be an entry-level processor, it is going to come with 4 cores and HyperThreading enabled 8 threads. The Core i3-10100 has a base clock of 3.6 GHz, a total of 6 MB L3 cache, and 1MB L2 cache.
The report revealed that Intel’s next-generation i3-10100 is now exposed is a quad-core with eight threads, and has reached the 7th generation i7 specification level.
We know that there is always some difference between the tested and the final frequency clocking’s so it is right to expect some higher frequency in the final version.
TPU said that after being attacked by AMD’s Ryzen, Intel has begun to increase the number of cores and threads in i3, i5, and i7 in their product line. It is expected that the next-generation i3 will be quad-core and eight threads, i5 will be 6 cores and 12 threads, i7 will be 8 cores and 16 threads, and i9 will be 10 cores and 20 threads.
This information is supported by the latest listing of Intel’s Comet Lake Core i3-10100 processor which is the first desktop aimed Comet Lake processor to appear on the online Sisoftware database (via TUM_APISAK).
The information for the Intel Comet Lake Core i3-10100 shows that it is part of the 10th Generation Comet Lake-S lineup which is aimed at mainstream platforms.