Sunday November 25, 2018

Intel Allegedly Readying 10-Core Comet Lake-S Processors

Wccftech has spotted a rumor on a Taiwanese forum claiming Intel will up the core count of their mainstream processors again with its next CPU family, which is being built on the 14nm process node. Allegedly called Comet Lake, one of the chips will supposedly feature 10 cores and use a dual, rather than single, ring-bus interconnect.

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...a single ring bus can definitely handle 10 cores...but this would be an interesting change if Intel does go with the dual ring design, considering their core-to-core latency has been on point for a while on the mainstream side compared to the competitors who rely more aggressively on interconnects due to cores allocated to dual dies, hence slightly affecting the latency speeds.