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posted by martyb on Thursday March 14 2019, @04:06PM   Printer-friendly
from the competition++ dept.

Refresh Done Right? Intel Comet Lake Packs Up to 10 Cores

[coreboot], an open source project to replace the BIOS and UEFI, has some vital information on Comet Lakes. According to the Github page, Comet Lake-U (CML-U) processors, which are primarily aimed at laptops, carry up to six cores, while the Comet Lake-H (CFL-H) and Comet Lake-S (CMT-S) chips feature up to 10 cores.

Rumors on the street are that AMD's forthcoming Ryzen 3000-series desktop processors could purportedly pack a whopping 16 cores on a single chip. During AMD's presentation at the CES 2019 tech show in January, an eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 3000-series chip was trading blows with Intel's Core i9-9900K, which could have pressured the Santa Clara chipmaker to cranking Comet Lake's core count to 10 cores for safe measure.

Intel is expected to launch its Comet Lake processors around the middle of the year. It's possible Intel could announce the chips at Computex 2019, which starts May 28.

Also at PCGamesN.

Related: AMD Announces Radeon VII GPU, Teases Third-Generation Ryzen CPU


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  • (Score: 1) by LAV8.ORg on Monday March 18 2019, @12:35AM

    by LAV8.ORg (6653) on Monday March 18 2019, @12:35AM (#816173)

    Look at a list of processor FLOPS per core and you'll see that the average mark has barely budged over the past decade. Only very new high end CPUs and the odd few elderly server CPUs are significantly above the baseline. 10 cores is 1x better than 4 for the vast majority of software that remains bounded to a single process.
    I mean I'll gladly accept more cores... but I'd yield max_n cores for significantly more OPS per core for a general use desktop.