It looks like Intel's next-gen i5 will be Hyperthreaded - i7 becomes the new i5
Hyperthreading on an i5?
Published: 21st October 2019 | Source: momomo-us |
It looks like Intel's next-gen i5 will be Hyperthreaded - 8th Gen i7 becomes the new i5?
The i3-10100 processor begs a question. What about i5 and i7? Today, we may have an answer. Thanks to momomo_us on Twitter, we can see what appears to be an i5 processor with six cores and hyperthreading. This effectively turns Intel's next-generation i5 into what was an 8th Generation i7 processor.
On the SiSoftware benchmarking database, an unknown Intel processor on an ECS H470 motherboard has been spotted offering users six cores and twelve threads. While the listing doesn't specifically say i5, the processor's status as an Engineering Sample (ES) CPU and the platform's H470 chipset suggests that this processor is new. Given how current-generation i7 processors use eight cores, we can discount the possibility that this is a new i7 CPU, making this new 6-core processor a likely i5 candidate.
Intel's next-generation Comet Lake processors are due to be released in early 2020. Comet Lake will be Intel's next series of 14nm processors, and rumour has it that Intel's entire core lineup will feature Hyperthreading, with a 10-core i9 processor sitting at the top of the product stack. This would give i3 four cores and eight threads, i5 six cores and twelve threads, i7 eight cores and sixteen threads and i9 ten cores and twenty threads. Yes, the core architecture will still be Skylake, but with Comet Lake Intel plans to push AMD's Ryzen lineup in the realms of pure PC performance.
Intel's Comet Lake desktop processors are due to release in early 2020, giving AMD enough time to release their 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor. Will Comet Lake be enough to prevent AMD from gaining more CPU market share?
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