Intel Comet Lake-S Shown Just Edging AMD But at What Cost?

/ 2 years ago
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With the release of the Intel Comet Lake-S platform expected within the next couple of months, news of Z490 motherboards ‘leaking’ over the last few days have certainly been keeping me busy. In taking us in a more (arguably) interesting direction, however, benchmarks from the upcoming Intel Core i7-10700K and i5-10600K have leaked online and, if accurate, show them just edging out their logical AMD Ryzen 3000 counterparts.

Intel Comet Lake-S

In a report via TechPowerUp, benchmark results posted from the i5-10600k and i7-10700k show that when compared to the Ryzen 3600X and 3800X (a comparison that we’d consider fair), the Intel processors only just manage to edge out Ryzen by literal single-digit percentages.

So, this does suggest that Comet Lake-S will be slightly faster than its AMD counterparts. The question is though, at what cost does this performance come?

intel comet lake-s benchmark

What Do We Think?

While the results posted do not specify anything beyond the results, there have been a number of leaks over the last few weeks pointing to some significant warning signs with the Comet Lake-S platform. Largely, it boils down to two factors; they (may) require a hell of a lot of dedicated power while running at full tilt and, likely by proxy, they seem to be running insanely hot!

So, yes, we’re willing to accept that Comet Lake-S could be faster than AMD Ryzen 3000. If this is the required cost of that extra-performance, however, we can’t see this being enough to warrant people choosing it over Ryzen. Put simply, sometimes having a slightly faster processor just isn’t worth the collateral costs!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

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