Intel Comet Lake-S CPUs, according to a YouTube video from Dell, are just behind the corner. The video, which is now unavailable, showed Intel’s latest XPS Tower desktop computers featuring Intel 10th Comet Lake-S CPUs. It is unclear if the video was meant to be an ad or it is leaked content. The news has come out after two leaks by Informatica Cero and VideoCardz revealed the new Intel 10th Gen CPUs. This does not come as a surprise, considering that AMD has become more and more of a threat for Intel. Indeed, the processors appear to be Intel’s response to AMD’s 3th Gen Ryzen chips.
Anyway, Intel Comet Lake-S CPUs are very promising, especially for IoT, Edge Computing and Edge AI. Intel, which announced Comet Lake-S CPUs on April 30, 2020, advertises this new lineup as “a solid foundation for internet of things platforms“.
Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S CPUs have many perks compared to the previous generations. First of all, an increased performance, with up to 10 cores and 20 threads. What’s more, Hyper-Threading support for Core i3, i5, i7. Also, it has an enhanced core and memory overclocking – the memory is the latest DDR4-2933. Last but not least, Comet Lake-S CPUs support Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit and Intel® Media SDK. All of this, at a TDP between 35 and 65W.
This lineup is definitely very flexible, with up to 30 PCH-H high-speed I/O lanes and up to 40 PCIE 3.0 lanes (16 CPU/up to 24 PCH). In addition, it has integrated USB 3.2 2×1 (10Gb/s) support. Media-wise, it supports premium 4k content. Connectivity-wise, it supports Intel Wifi 6 (GIG+) as well as C10 and S01X for modem standby.
Intel claims that this lineup is ideal for a plethora of IoT and Edge use cases. Among the many, it includes retail, industrial, healthcare, gaming and entertainment. Thanks to Comet Lake-S CPUs’ power and media capabilities, this solution is ideal for AI-powered digital signage solutions. The advanced media capabilities make possible new kind of scenarios, from self-service kiosks powered by computer vision to innovative medical devices.