- The leaks have come from various Twitter accounts and forum posts
- A new 10000-series naming scheme could be used for 10th Gen
- New CPUs with more powerful integrated GPUs could have different suffixes
Barely a week after launching its 9th Gen high-performance laptop CPUs and expanding the 9th Gen desktop CPU family, new leaks suggest that Intel is preparing to launch its 10th Gen lineup in late 2019. The leaks also tip the branding and possible specifications for these upcoming CPUs, though of course things might change between now and the launch timeframe. Most interestingly, it seems as though Intel has decided to go with 10000-series model numbers after having exhausted the limits of its current four-digit naming scheme with the 9000-series 9th Gen lineup. The details that have emerged relate to new U-series 15W CPUs for slim mainstream laptops from the 14nm ‘Comet Lake’ family, and it would be unsurprising if these were the first to launch, in time for the US holiday season.
The information comes through the Taiwanese PTTWeb forum and the Twitter accounts of Japanese and Thai leakers KOMACHI_ENSAKA and TUM_APISAK, as spotted by Tom’s Hardware. The source of at least some of the leaks is apparently the 3DMark benchmark database, which indicates that someone within Intel or at one of its partner OEMs was benchmarking at least one chip as part of a validation or quality testing process.