Long before the announcement of Intel's tenth-generation desktop processors, their specifications and synthetic testing results had already leaked to the network. Now the prices of upcoming new products have also become known, which were highlighted on the websites of several online retailers at once.
According to network informants, all chips of the 2020 sample will be manufactured according to the same 14-nm process as the previous generation. Their main differences will be the transition to the new LGA 1200 socket and the increased number of cores in the older line.
As before, the letter K in the chip name means an unlocked multiplier and overclocking capability on compatible motherboards, and the index F means no built-in graphics. According to the leak, the flagship Core i9-10900 will cost approximately $50 more than the Core i9-9900. In turn, the price tag of Core i7-10700 will increase by $40 compared to the" ancestor", and the cost of Core i5-10600 - by $30. The price for younger CPUs will not differ from last year.
Insiders claim that the embargo on reviews of new products will be lifted in the period from April 13 to June 26 — such uncertainty in the forecasts is associated with a possible delay in the supply of processors due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement of the tenth generation of Intel Core desktop chips is expected on April 30, 2020.