Intel’s Cascade Lake-X HEDT Core i9 SKUs Leaked, 10900X a Minimal Upgrade over 9900x

Intel’s Cascade Lake-X HEDT lineup (which is slated for release this month) has leaked on Chinese video-sharing site Bilibili. There are supposedly four SKUs in total: the i9-10980XE, i9-10940X, i9-10920X, and i9-10900X.

Metrics for the latter have already popped up on Geekbench, but they allude only to minor performance improvements over the previous generation’s Skylake X i9-9900X. The Cascade Lake-X part managed a single-core score of 5204 (vs. 5202) and multi-core score of 39717 (vs. 40260).

The Core i9-10900X is a 10-core and 20-thread CPU is likely to become a lower tier in the family. It is a successor to Core i9-9900X, which features 10 cores and 3.5/4.4 GHz clock speeds (for base and turbo respectively). The Core i9-10900X would sport a 200 MHz higher base clock (3.7 GHz).

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