It’s more or less official, Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake chips will be very limited in the coming year. The Sunny Cove core will be coming to the server processors, in addition to the notebook lineup in early 2020. However, the rest of us will have to be content with another rehash of the Skylake core in the form of the Comet Lake-S and Comet Lake-H. This highly mature version of the 14nm node will although tolerate high clock speeds, but the multi-threaded scores probably won’t be all that impressive.
As you can see, it’s largely the same as Coffee Lake except with the couple of new features that Comet Lake brings. The CPU side of it is mostly unchanged. You get up to 8 cores and 16 threads running at a max frequency of up to 4+GHz.
The processor is still not recognized meaning that this is an early sample. It’ll most likely be another 6-8 months before the Comet Lake-H parts start popping up in gaming laptops. I know Intel’s naming is confusing, so here’s a primer:
Comet Lake-S refers to the desktop processors. These will be the chips succeeding the Core i9-9900K, the i7-9700K and so on.
Comet Lake-H refers to high-performance laptop processors. These will be similar to the Core i5-9300H, the i7-9750H, etc.
Comet Lake-U refers to low power laptop processors. These fit in the thinnest form factor notebooks and are extremely power efficient. There are also the Comet Lake Y chips that are even below these in terms of TDP but there’s no proper way to distinguish between the two.
And then there’s Ice Lake. As of now, they exist only in the low-power laptop space. These end in a G1, G4 or G7 suffix, like the Core i5-1035G7. So yeah, I’ll leave to figure out Intel’s nomenclature.