As we get closer to the expected launch date for Intel’s 10th generation Core “Comet Lake-S” desktop processors more details are coming to light. The latest leak gives us some details on the Core i7-10700K desktop processor, which could get a Turbo Boost frequency of 5.30 GHz. According to the below Futuremark SystemInfo screenshot of the Core i7-10700K the chip will have a base clock of 3.80 GHz and will boost all the way up to 5.30 GHz. This high boost clock is likely due to Intel increasing the maximum TDP of these chips to 125W across the board.
This chip will have 8 cores and with HyperThreading will have a total of 16 threads as well as 16MB of shared L3 cache. Basically on paper it is Intel’s current flagship the Core i9-9900K, but demoted to the Core i7 brand extension. Being a Core i7 chip the i7-10700K could be priced under $400, which would make it competitive against AMD’s Ryzen 7 3800X and could even cause AMD to cut the price of the Ryzen 9 3900X. Another interesting thing we see in the screenshot is that the chip is running on the ECS Z490H6-A2 motherboard, which means ECS is returning to offering premium Intel chipset-based motherboards.