CES 2020 | Intel offers a sneak peek at 10th gen Comet Lake-H and Ghost Canyon NUC, possibly to steal some limelight before AMD's keynote tomorrow
So far, the we have seen both Ice Lake-U and Comet Lake-U debut under the 10th generation with Comet Lake-S for desktops expected later this year. That leaves us with the H-series and Intel has just provided a sneak peek about the upcoming 10th gen Comet Lake-H series and the Ghost Canyon NUC at CES 2020.
The 10th gen H-series looks to be a powerful offering with 8 cores and 16 threads. The Core i7 is set to break the 5 GHz mark and even higher clocks are on the anvil for the Core i9. We've reported about the imminent arrival of Ghost Canyon in 2020 and Intel did talk a bit about this NUC as well. Ghost Canyon will feature a fully unlocked Core i9, support a discrete GPU, and allow for CPU upgrades — all in a compact 5-liter chassis.
Intel also showed some performance numbers comparing the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H with the Core i7-9750H and Core i9-9980HK in combination with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and the RTX 2080 GPUs. Frankly though, these numbers don't mean much and it is common knowledge that AMD's current generation H-series chips have a lot of catching up to do with their Intel counterparts.
Unfortunately, that is all the information we have today but more information is expected over the coming days. Why then the sneak peek, you ask? One word — AMD. We expect AMD to reveal information about Zen2 mobile CPUs and Ryzen 4000 so Intel could be looking to steal some limelight before AMD's CES keynote tomorrow. Intel is wary that AMD could have stepped-up its mobile offerings, which is a good thing for consumers but worrisome for Team Blue given that they have taken quite a beating in 2019 in mainstream desktop and HEDT thanks to 3rd gen Ryzen and Threadripper. We will know more during the course of CES so, stay tuned.
Intel CES 2020 Keynote