Intel Unveils 10th-Generation 'Comet Lake' Chips With Speeds Over 5GHz

Intel at CES shared details on its upcoming 10th-generation 45W "Comet Lake" chips, which could be slated for future 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

As highlighted by AnandTech, the new 10th-generation chips will be built on the 14++nm architecture and will reach higher than ever speeds. The Core i7 chips will hit 5GHz speeds, while the Core i9 models will exceed 5GHz.

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Intel hasn't shared additional details on the chips yet, but AnandTech speculates that Intel will introduce Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and Velocity Boost technology to the chips.

There are already a few manufacturers such as Acer and Lenovo that have announced support for the new 45W chips, and Intel believes the hardware will be coming to the market soon, so these may be the chips Apple will use in a 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh.

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Top Rated Comments

Roscorito Avatar
34 months ago

I just hope and pray Apple stays with Intel chips. ARM hardware is great for phones and tablets, power efficiency and light tasks, but they simply do not perform the same or sustain peak computing for as long. As a gamer and Engineer who does a lot of simulation and uses taxing design software on the CPU/GPU ARM devices are not for me.
Praying for the opposite. Anyone who’s held a lightweight 2018 iPad Pro in their hand as it coolly, fanlessly renders out 4K video files in seconds knows what’s coming with ARM. Curious to see how they handle software but can’t wait.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Idioteque_ Avatar
34 months ago
Somehow these will be weak in comparison to AMD, who are hitting this whole chip thing out of the park.

Jesus, still with the 14nm processor? Yikes.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeoStructural Avatar
34 months ago
I just hope and pray Apple stays with Intel chips. ARM hardware is great for phones and tablets, power efficiency and light tasks, but they simply do not perform the same or sustain peak computing for as long. As a gamer and Engineer who does a lot of simulation and uses taxing design software on the CPU/GPU ARM devices are not for me.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thejadedmonkey Avatar
34 months ago
begun, the ghz wars have.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
34 months ago
5ghz hey? So we can expect the next MacBook Pros to hit 2.3ghz...
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Internet Enzyme Avatar
34 months ago

I just hope and pray Apple stays with Intel chips. ARM hardware is great for phones and tablets, power efficiency and light tasks, but they simply do not perform the same or sustain peak computing for as long. As a gamer and Engineer who does a lot of simulation and uses taxing design software on the CPU/GPU ARM devices are not for me.
this sounds patently incorrect as arm is just an architecture and the insane performance on iPad Pro and iPhone 11 surpass most of apple’s intel laptop line
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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