German retailer Lirpa Technologies has accidentally let slip the specifications and probable performance of Intel's upcoming Comet Lake desktop CPUs.
The headline chip is the Core i9-10999X housing 16 cores and 32 threads running at a guaranteed all-core 5.0GHz. The core count doubles from this generation, intimating excellent performance that ought to give AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen chips a bloody nose.
Most telling is the probable performance, as Lirpa has internally tested pre-production silicon, based on the SL00F stepping, on AMD's favourite benchmark, Cinebench R20.
Said chip is more than twice as fast as the Core i9-9900KS and sets new records in the mainstream space. Expect it to arrive at retail next month armed with a $999 price tag. Pre-orders start today, April 1.