Rumor: Intel Core i7-10700F Specs Sighted

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Tenth generation Intel CPU’s started surfacing just before the holidays. The latest one that may have been spotted in the wild is the Intel Core i7-10700F. A user on Korean site, Quasar Zone, posted an image from Cinebench R20. This potential Comet Lake processor is currently unannounced but does have some similar characteristics to a Intel Core i7-10700 processor. Both have 8 cores and 16 threads. The non-F variant has a base clock of 3.0 GHz while the 10700F appears to have a 2.91 GHz base clock.

i7-10700f cinebench
Image Credit: Quasar Zone

Sandwiched between AMD’s Ryzen 7 1700x and a Threadripper 1950X it sits with a score 4781. Since being unannounced many other specs are left unknown at this point but it could likely share the same memory and lithography as it’s non-f cousin. Those would be DDR4-3200 and 14 nm respectively. A boost clock and TDP are also unknown but the 10700 does boost to 4.8 GHz for reference. The i7-10700 line seems to be purposely aimed for the same segment that AMD’s Ryzen 3700x rests in. Both are 8 core / 16 thread but the 10700F does edge it out in Cinebench by roughly 2%. If following Intel’s current nomenclature then this processor will not feature an integrated GPU as seen with the 9900KF that Dan reviewed here. He also reviewed one of their flagship HEDT offerings, the i9-10980XE Extreme Edition, here.

Other 10th Gen Sightings

These are not the only 10th generation processors to be talked about in the news recently. Both in January and this month other specifications have been either leaked or spotted as well. The 8 Core i7-10700K was spotted with a potential 3.8 GHz base clock and a 5.3 GHz turbo boost. Motherboard manufacturers may have let the cat out of the bag with specs for another HEDT processor. It is possible that the 10 core / 20 thread i9-10900K Comet Lake-S could be a power hungry 300-watt monster. Specs for this top tier processor were also leaked showing a 3.7 GHz base with a 5.2 GHz turbo boost. One thing seems certain and that is Intel is planning more releases of their 10th generation line in 2020.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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