The filtered Intel CPU roadmap reveals Comet Lake-S 10-core desktop CPUs, with no 10 nm signs until 2021

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It seems that Intel has decided to confront Ryzen by increasing its number of cores and threads for its next CPUs. The roadmap for Intel CPUs has been leaked online revealing Intel plans for 14 / 10nm based on up to 10 Intel Core Comet Lake-S desktop and mobile CPUs.

The filtered roadmap comes from Tweakers that reveals the full line of Intel desktop and mobile CPUs until 2021. From the desktop CPUs, the roadmap reveals the S and Xeon E series CPUs.

Interestingly, the Intel S-Series desktop CPUs are based on a 14nm ++ process node that is basically an update to the ninth-generation Intel CPUs. Which means we won't see Intel's 10 nm CPUs in 2020.

However, in the second quarter of 2020 we will see the launch of the Intel Comet Lake-S CPUs, which will have up to 10 cores. Intel Comet Lake-S will be followed by Intel Rocket Lake-S, which will also be based on the 14nm process node.

In addition, the filtered roadmap also revealed the new architecture that Intel is working on. Ocean Cove is the new CPU architecture under development at Intel. CPUs based on the Ocean Cove architecture will be available after the launch of Golden Cove in 2021.

In addition to the disappointment that these CPUs are based on 14nm, it is good to see Intel increasing the core count for its CPUs. However, it remains to be seen if the prices of these SKUs will be competitive or if Intel will only follow its usual formula of high core counts and high prices.

Given that Intel will compete with the 7 nm Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs, Intel really needs to drive some innovations; otherwise, Ryzen will continue to consume Intel's market share.

Intel Comet Lake-S desktop CPU

As for the Xeon family, Intel is also increasing the number of cores for the Xeon CPUs, as Intel will launch the Comet Lake Xeon-E CPUs with up to 10 cores in the first quarter of 2020. This will be followed by the Intel Rocket Lake CPUs Xeon-E in the first quarter of 2021 and will also feature up to 10 physical cores.

Now let's talk about the Intel mobile CPU roadmap. Intel intends to launch its Comet Lake-H CPUs in the second quarter of 2020, which will feature up to 8/10 cores and will be based on a 14 nm process node.

While Intel desktop CPUs will not see 10 nm in the short term, Intel mobility CPUs based on the 10 nm process node will fall in the third quarter of 2020 if the roadmap is created. You can check the filtered roadmap for the Intel mobile CPU in the image below.

Intel Comet Lake-H CPU

Apparently, Intel is still struggling to implement CPUs that really compete with AMD Ryzen. Ryzen CPUs not only have a higher core / thread count, but the prices of these CPUs and APUs are also very competitive. Not to mention the 7 nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs that will be released this year and Intel is still struggling with its 10 nm process node.

In addition to the CPUs, Intel is also working on its own discrete GPU with former AMD Radeon Tech Group leader Raja Kadori. Intel only gave us a glimpse of the GPU in a small preview and confirmed it for the launch in 2020. However, it remains to be seen if the GPU is aimed at players or designers and professional artists.

Source: Tweakers

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