The happiest news of this week comes for Intel fans. From ‘coffee’ to ‘whiskey’, we’ve seen several Intel lakes come and go in the last few years. However, tech gurus predict that Comet Lake seems like the one that’s going to take over the mainstream platform for laptops and desktops this time.
The rumors started making rounds last November when there were speculations about a 10-core Comet Lake processor functioning on a 14nm process, supposedly called the Coffee Lake Refresh. Then, things went in hibernation until another leak from the Chiphell forum hinted at the release of a Comet Lake processor, likely to appear with Cascade Lake-X HEDT chips.
After all that hullabaloo, it’s safe to predict that Comet Lake is likely to be the next mainstream processor.
Comet Lake Launch Date: When Is The Release Scheduled?
Although the company hasn’t made any official announcements as of yet, the roadmaps suggest that the release has been pushed back to early 2020s.
The downside, however, is that Ryzen 3rd Generation launch will most probably happen in the third quarter of 2019. If so, then AMD would have an upper edge over Team Blue, especially if they don’t release their Lake in the following year.
Also considering that Computex 2019 is around the corner, who knows maybe Intel will speed up the Comet Lake release by the year-end. We’ll keep you updated for the same.
Intel Comet Lake Specifications
Assuming that the Comet lake rumors are true, we’re set to see up to 10-core 20-thread processor, following the Intel Core i9-9900K with its 10-core single-threaded chip. There are rumors about mobile chips too, but we’re yet to see some concrete evidence for the same.
Predictions are that the new Comet Lake will be an iteration of the previous 14nm FinFet manufacturing process, with not-so-good impact on the power efficiency– quite disappointing we must say!
There aren’t any updates on the boost clocks, but we expect them to be a little higher than the 8th-gen Ultrabook counterparts.
Expected Intel Comet Lake Price
The most probable cost is estimated to start from around $122 ($170 in Australian currency and about £90).
Does that spark your curiosity? Stay tuned for more updates!