It is no surprise that Intel will launch a 10th generation Core desktop version of the Comet Lake-S series processors and 400 series chipsets. It is hard to understand that Intel still needs to change the LGA1200 plug under such circumstances. groove. However, on the bright side, the 10th generation Core not only upgrades 10 cores and 20 threads at the high end, but also the low-end Core i3 has 4 cores and 8 threads, which benefits more than the high-end.
The OC3D website also reported this. In fact, the content they reported is the same as what we reported before. It doesn’t need to repeat the content of the content alone. A table made by them can clearly see the ten generations. Core processors change from high-end Core i9 to low-end Core i3.
The most notable among the ten generations of Core processors is not the Core i7 / i9 high-end models, but the Core i3, because this generation not only upgraded the HT Hyper-Threading, became the 4C / 8T specification, but also increased the frequency. The weakest chicken Core i3-10100 processor is also 3.6GHz base frequency, 4.3GHz core frequency, full core 4.1GHz.
This specification is much higher than the current Core i3-9100 processor with four cores and four threads, a base frequency of 3.6GHz, and a single-core 4.2GHz. The HT Hyper-Threading technology has returned to the i3 processor for several generations.
What is interesting about this OC3D report is their evaluation. They pointed out that from 2017 to 2020, Intel finally downgraded the Core i7 processor to the Core i3-because the current Core i3-10100 and the 2017 Kaby Lake series The Core i7 is almost the same, with 4 cores and 8 threads, and the frequency is above 4.2GHz.
But don’t forget, the huge difference between these two series, Core i3 is generally within 120 US dollars, Core i7 series is 350 US dollars, which is 1/3 of the price.
Based on such changes, the performance of the Core i3 processor in 2020 is almost dramatically changed compared to the Core i3 processor in 2017. From the previous 2C / 4T to 4C / 8T, this is a 100% performance improvement. , Plus the change in frequency (then the Core i3-7100 was only 3.9GHz, and does not support Core frequency), then the performance increase by 100% is even more.
So let’s not say that Intel has not improved CPU performance in recent years. At least the Core i3 processor has improved at least 100% in more than 2 years.
If AMD did not return to the high-performance CPU market in 2017, everyone might still be using a Core i7 processor with 4 cores and 8 threads in 2020.