XFastest recently leaked a new information regarding the upcoming generation of Intel's desktop CPUs, Comet Lake-S. The information is believed to be quite reliable, even with some additional information about the 400-series production platform that will be supported for Intel's 10th generation.
First of all, come the route for upcoming CPUs including Cascade Lake-X processor with up to 18 cores (165W TDP) with socket LGA 2066 (X299) and a renewed version of Basin Falls is Intel Glacier Falls will probably also use the X299 socket for easy marketing and access by Intel.
Some important features of the 10th generation are listed as follows:
Multi-threaded performance is extremely terrible.
Up to 10 processing cores and 20 threads.
Enhance overclocking ability.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Multimedia compatibility and display:
Support Rec.2020 & HDR
HEVC encryption 10-bit HW
10-bit VP9 encryption
Premium UHD / 4K support
Integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (10Gb / s)
Support for integrated Intel Wireless-AX:
802-11ax Gigabit Wi-Fi (160MHz) & Bluetooth 5
Supports next generation Intel Optane memory.
Supports Thunderbolt 3 technology
Intel Smart Sound Technology support
Modern Standby support
A major change to the current platform is the number of available PCIe streams. Obviously Intel does not want to follow the push of PCIe gen 4 like AMD, but they will plan to increase the number of PCle streams to catch up with their opponents. There are reports that the new platform this time up to 46 I / O ports, 30 of which will be provided by the chipset. That means the CPU is still guaranteed to have 16 PCIe ports, while PCH is much more than that. There will be 24 PCIe 3.0 ports, while the rest will provide power for different I / O channels. There is also support for Intel Optane memory on LGA 1200 platform.