Intel fit for tough dramas if this latest performance leak signs

Intel will release the 10th generation of Comet Lake's desktop processors is still not here, and while we haven't heard anything from Intel itself, there's a deluge of performance leaks out there.

The latest of which comes through @TUM_APISAK's well-known hardware leak and shows an alleged Intel Core i7-10700KF processor scoring 294.33 of them on the SiSoftware processor arithmetic test. In comparison, the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X processor can score around 308GOPs by SiSMark browser results.

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This would mean that Intel's next generation of processors isn't quite catching up to AMD on platform updates, but because Comet Lake S is, by all indications, going back to the 14nm manufacturing process, that shouldn't be too much of a surprise. In fact, its promising that Intel can come so close to its aging manufacturing process.

This is probably largely thanks to the processor boosting all the way up to 5.3 GHz, which is when overclocking any processor, especially when it comes with 8 cores and 16 threads. Only time will tell if this is real overclocking and not overclocking – if this test result is even realistic. However, it is still promising.

We fully expected Intel to introduce it to Lake Comet processors any time now, and these chips will show us whether there really is any life left in the Skylake architecture. We'll just have to wait and see.

Wait, there's a catch here

According to some naughty speculation by our friends on the same hardware, Intel may end up launching 10th generation Comet Lake's chips with three different levels in TDP (thermal power): 125W, 65W and 35W.

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It's very likely that the Intel Core i7-10700KF shown in this test will come with a TDP of 125W instead of 65W, which is significantly higher than the 105W TDP of AMD's Ryzen 7 3800X.

You also have to take into account the fact that TDP is rated differently between Intel and AMD. Here on the first video, we're not reviewing the 3800X, but we've reviewed most of the AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen lineup, and the Ryzen 9 3900X stays closer to its 105W TDP with a draw power draw of 145.75 w something like a Core i9 processor not- 9900KS which is designed for 127W but draws up to 202.75V.

It's likely that if Intel's Core i7-10700KF ships with a TDP of 125W, it could see the spike's power consumption much higher than the Ryzen 7 3800X, making it slightly slower and much less efficient.

Still, this loss in efficiency may not be a hindrance for some users, especially if Intel manages to maintain its leading role in single core - and thus gaming - performance of a new generation of processors. The benchmark leaked here is definitely focused more on multi-core performance, so it's possible that Intel could still maintain its lead elsewhere.

We'll have to wait until we manage to get our hands on those processors ourselves, of course, but until then we'll report any other major reference leak before leaving lake-s. comets we can't wait.

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