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.


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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3 weeks 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.
Rating: 23 Votes
3 weeks 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.
Rating: 21 Votes
3 weeks 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.
Rating: 19 Votes
3 weeks ago
begun, the ghz wars have.
Rating: 18 Votes
3 weeks ago
5ghz hey? So we can expect the next MacBook Pros to hit 2.3ghz...
Rating: 17 Votes
3 weeks 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
Rating: 14 Votes
3 weeks ago
14nm still? What the heck is Intel doing? They delay and delay and delay and then they come up with these? Meanwhile AMD is kicking their butt.
Rating: 14 Votes
3 weeks 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.

I think AMD is already on 7nm, at least partially. Yes, they are kicking Intel's backside down the block. If you're building a PC, the wise choice at the moment is pretty much AMD across the board. Even their server chips are better and way faster than the Mac Pro for a fraction of the price. I wish Apple would move to AMD CPUs and Nvidia GPUs. They've got it completely backwards now.
Rating: 13 Votes
3 weeks ago
14nm++++

intel is a f joke
Rating: 13 Votes
3 weeks ago
14+++++++ while Apple next year will have 5nm ARM chip
And remember x86 chips started 30-40 years ago ?!
Rating: 8 Votes

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