Rumor mill: Intel is rumored to lastly launch its 10th era Comet Lake desktop chips subsequent month, however the CPUs could possibly be one other product delayed by the coronavirus disruption, in keeping with a brand new report.

While the Comet Lake laptop computer processors arrived final summer season, the launch date of the desktop variations remains to be a thriller. But we now might need a greater thought of once they’ll arrive, due to Unikoshardware.com, which has posted photos of the Intel Core i5-10400 and a slide from the corporate.

Intel's 10th-gen Comet Lake desktop CPUs might not arrive until June

The attention-grabbing a part of the slide is the ‘Product Introduction Date (Press embargo)’ part, which reads: “Press News Embargo: April 13 – June 26, 2020.”

We don’t know if the slide is real, so take this with a pinch of salt, however it suggests there isn’t any set embargo date for the chips’ launch. That might imply Intel is anticipating lacking the April launch date, with the CPUs doubtlessly not launching till June.

If there actually is a delay, it could nearly actually be attributed to the coronavirus. As famous by Tom’s Hardware, it wouldn’t make sense for Intel to launch the chips if its companions can’t produce supporting motherboards in time.

The extra optimistic and certain various is that Intel can be formally asserting the Comet Lake desktop chips on April 13, earlier than introducing the assorted CPUs between then and June 26, each with its personal embargo date.

We’re anticipating to see over twenty 10th-gen Comet Lake desktop chips, together with the 10-core/20-thread i9-10900Ok that replaces the i9-9900Ok. Leaks say the flagship CPU will function 125W TDP, a base frequency of three.7GHz, and increase to five.1GHz. The chips could have hyperthreading enabled from the most costly mannequin all the way in which all the way down to the Pentium G6400T, not like the current-gen CPUs, the place it’s solely on the i9 collection.