Something to sit up for: It appears we’re edging ever nearer to the launch of Intel’s Comet Lake desktop chips, and meaning leaks are arriving thick and quick. The newest of those comes within the type of a Geekbench database entry, which exhibits the i9-10900Okay performing 30 p.c higher than its Core i9-9900Okay predecessor.

The alleged Geekbench 5 consequence was noticed by common leaker Tum_Apisak. The benchmark, carried out utilizing an ASRock Z490M Pro4 with 32GB of DDR4 reminiscence, exhibits the upcoming flagship reaching a single-core rating of 1,437 and a multi-core of 11,390. The Core i9-9900Okay, for comparability, has a single-core rating of 1,340 and a multi-core results of 8,787.

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With its ten cores, it’s not a shock to see the i9-10900Okay outperforming the eight-core i9-9900Okay. Intel can also be anticipated to have elevated the bottom frequency from 3.6GHz to three.7GHz, whereas the enhance clock goes from 5.0GHz to five.1GHz. While all that may have contributed to the upper benchmark, the additional efficiency doubtless comes from additional refinement of the 14-nanometer course of, which Intel has been utilizing since Skylake.

Back in January, an alleged leaked doc (under) from Intel additionally confirmed the i9-10900Okay outperforming the 9900Okay by as much as 30 p.c. It was famous that the chip had an enormous energy draw, however it seems Intel has managed to get this underneath management.

Leaked benchmark shows Core i9-10900K beating 9900K by 30%

We nonetheless don’t know precisely when the Comet Lake desktop CPUs will arrive. It appears to be like as in the event that they’ll be introduced someday in April, although a latest report claimed Covid-19 disruption to the availability chain may see the launch delayed till June, however that now appears unlikely.

Intel’s 10th-generation desktop CPUs might be competing with AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 3000 chips at launch, so Chipzilla should be good with its pricing. And with the fourth-gen Ryzen sequence anticipated someday in Q3, Comet Lake may very well be dealing with some powerful competitors.