Intel's upcoming Comet Lake CPUs to use 10000-series branding

Forward-looking: Intel CPU leaks are coming thick and fast. After what’s alleged to be the company’s processor roadmap hit the internet last week, we’re now seeing evidence that its next-generation Comet Lake CPUs will use 10000-series branding.

Five digits plus a suffix isn’t the catchiest of product names; some thought Intel might look to use a different naming system for the next Core series of CPUs. But rumors have claimed it will stick with what it knows and release 10xxx-series chips. Following the arrival of the i5-10210U on 3DMark, it appears they were correct.

It’s reported that Intel’s Comet Lake chips will be the first to use the 10000-series branding. The company’s leaked CPU roadmap from last week shows that the desktop Comet Lake CPUs, the successor to Coffee Lake and Whiskey Lake, will arrive between the second and third quarters of 2020, while the mobile processors will be here in the second half of this year.

PCGamesN notes that Twitter leaker Tum_Apisak spotted the i5-10210U on 3DMark. It appears to be a quad-core mobile CPU with hyperthreading (eight threads) running at a 2.1GHz base clock and 3.8GHz boost clock.

Another twitter leaker, Komachi_Ensaka, revealed what is allegedly more of the 10000-series Comet Lake-U lineup, which are low-power processors designed for the likes of ultrabooks. They feature between two and six cores, have Hyperthreading support, and a 15W TDP.

Komachi_Ensaka listed some of the 10000-series SKUs, including the i7-1065G7, i5 -1035G7, i5-1035G4, i5-1035G1, i5-1034G1, i3-1005G1. It’s thought these are Ice Lake-U mobile processors—Intel’s first 10nm CPUs that are set to arrive later this year— and the ‘G’ signals the chips’ use of Intel’s upcoming Gen 11 GPUs.

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