Intel unveiled its upcoming 10th-generation 45W “Comet Lake” chips at CES 2020 on Monday. The new chips could be destined for future 16-inch MacBook Pro models.
As reported by AnandTech, the new 10th-generation chips will be built on the 14++nm architecture and should reach higher than ever speeds. The Core i7 chips are capable of 5GHz speeds, while the Core i9 models will offer speeds exceeding 5GHz.
Comet Lake is Intel’s latest 14++ nm microarchitecture derived from the original Skylake but optimized from the latest Coffee Lake hardware.
Although Intel hasn’t shared any additional details about the chips, AnandTech speculates that the chipmaker will introduce Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and Velocity Boost technology to the chips.
While Apple hasn’t made an official announcement that it will use the new chips in an upcoming 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh, Acer and Lenovo have already announced their plans to use the 45W chips in upcoming models.