The Intel Core 10th desktop processors – codenamed Comet Lake-S – should debut on the market in April, proposing what should finally be the last refresh of the Intel architecture at 14nm, which has now reached its limit. After the recent rumors on the top of the range 10-core Core i9-10900K, today we are dealing with the second top model of the Comet Lake-S line, the Core i7-10700K, heir to the current Core i9-9700K presented in October 2018.
We know that the Core i7-10700K will offer 8 cores and 16 threads thanks to Hyper-Threading support, thus aligning with the Core i9-9900K (Review) which previously represented the top model of the entire Core 9th gen range; as for frequencies, however, a recent tweet from the well-known leaker TUM_APISAK confirms that this CPU will be very pushed, far exceeding the 5 GHz threshold.
A screenshot of the Futuremark SystemInfo attached to the tweet in question shows that the Core i7-10700K will have a Boost frequency of up to 5.3 GHz, a feature that, after verification in the field, shows how much Intel has managed to squeeze the production node at 14nm ( especially out of necessity). The base frequency of 3.8 GHz was also confirmed, in line with what emerged at the beginning of January.
In summary, therefore, here are the probable specifications of the Core i7-10700K, a processor that promises excellent performance and most likely should be sold at a much more competitive price than the Core i9-9900K.
INTEL CORE i7-10700K – PROBABLE SPECIFICATIONS
8 Core / 16 Thread
Base frequency 3.8 GHz / Boost frequency 5.3 GHz
16MB Intel Smart Cache
Support DDR4 2933 (Dual-Channel)
Intel UHD 630 iGPU