Intel’s next-generation Comet Lake CPUs will run hot and will require a lot of power

According to reports, Intel will officially reveal its next-generation Comet Lake CPUs on April 30th. And according to some early leaks, the high-end model, the Intel Core i9 10900-series, will require a lot of power and will run really hot.

HXL has shared the following images, showing the i9 10900F during a stress test. This CPU was running at 4.5Ghz on all ten cores and as we can clearly see, it hits 89 degrees of Celcium. And while Intel claims that this CPU may hit 5.3Ghz, it will obviously require the best CPU cooler solution in order to come close to that.

Not only that, but the i9 10900F has a PL1 rating of 170W and a PL2 rating of 224W. What this means is that the official TDP will be around 170W. However, and in order to sustain such overclocks on all cores, this CPU will require at times 224W.

Again, from what we know so far, Intel will officially reveal its Comet Lake CPUs on April 30th. The first benchmarks and reviews will also appear on April 30th. Lastly, the latest rumors suggest a late May release.

Stay tuned for more!

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