At next week’s CES exhibition, Intel will launch 10 generations of core desktop comet lake-s series processors and 400 series chipsets. What makes people wonder is that Intel still needs to replace lga1200 socket under such circumstances. However, on the bright side, the 10th generation core not only upgrades 10 cores and 20 threads at the high end, but also uses 4 cores and 8 threads on the low-end core I3, which benefits more than the high-end.

The i3-10100 processor also has a 3.6ghz base frequency

The oc3d website also reported this incident. In fact, the content they reported is the same as what we reported before. If we only talk about the content, we don’t need to repeat it. A table made by themselves can clearly see the change of ten generations of core processors from high-end core i9 to low-end core i3.

Among the ten generations of core processors, the most interesting one is not the Core i7 / i9 high-end model, but the core I3, because this generation not only upgrades the HT hyper threading to become the 4C / 8t specification, but also increases the frequency. The weakest core i3-10100 processor is also the basic frequency of 3.6ghz, 4.3ghz and 4.1ghz.

This specification is much higher than the current core i3-9100 processor with 4 cores and 4 threads, basic 3.6ghz, and single core 4.2ghz. HT hyper threading technology has come back and forth for several generations and finally returned to I3 processor.

The interesting part of oc3d’s report is their evaluation. They pointed out that from 2017 to 2020, Intel finally downgraded the Core i7 processor to core I3 – because the core i3-10100 is similar to the Core i7 of the 2017 Kaby Lake series, with 4 cores and 8 threads, and the frequency is above 4.2ghz.

But don’t forget the huge price difference between the two series. The core I3 is generally within $120, and the Core i7 series is at $350, which is a third of the price.

Based on this change, the performance of core I3 processor in 2020 has almost changed dramatically compared with that of core I3 processor in 2017. From 2C / 4T to 4C / 8t, the performance of core I3 processor in 2020 has been improved by 100%. In addition, with the change of frequency (core i3-7100 was only 3.9ghz at that time, it did not support Rui), the performance was improved by 100%.

So don’t say that Intel doesn’t improve CPU performance in recent years, at least core I3 processor has improved at least 100% performance in more than two years.

If amd did not return to the high-performance CPU market in 2017, we might still be using the Core i7 processor with 4 cores and 8 threads in 2020.

Editor in charge: WV

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