Chinese PC Maker Powerstar Rebrands Intel CPU as the P3-01105
On Saturday, Chinese computer maker PowerLeader launched a “new” processor and compact desktop PC. At the press conference, PowerLeader talked about the 1st Generation Powerstar P3-01105 CPU, which features the ‘Storm Core’ architecture. It is described as “extremely performant”, x86 compatible, and provides excellent support for Windows. And it should be. Intel Core i3-10105(F) 4C/8T Comet Lake CPUs.
Chinese high-tech news media reports such as IT home, there was no hint of a partnership with Intel on this rebranding. , energy, industry, finance, medical, gaming, retail, etc.” .”
In addition to the CPU, a new compact tower PC, the PC PT620P, was announced with the Powerstar P3-01105 CPU. This PC features statement provided a small hint that the Powerstar P3-01105 is not entirely domestic. According to the machine translation of the PowerLeader executive’s remarks, the new CPU is “ultra-high performance several times that of domestically produced CPUs”. Therefore, it was recognized that it was not a domestic CPU.
One of the last official blurbs worth reporting is PowerLeader stating that the CPU will launch soon, with annual CPU sales of 1.5 million units.
It’s an Intel chip, Sherlock
In response to In response to harukaze5719’s tweet about this Powerstar P3-01105 CPU, another Twitter user pointed out that what we are looking at is almost certainly the Intel Core i3-10105(F) Comet Lake CPU. The following clue illustrates this convincingly.
- Physically robust heat spreader design and other physical properties
- As far as we can see, the physical board design is the same
- The IHS silkscreen printing format is the same
- The PowerLeader processor name is a bit confusing with Intel’s. Compare “10105” and “01105”.
- Both are marked as capable of a base clock of ‘3.70GHZ’
- Last but not least, the QR code on the top right of the Powerstar P3-01105 PCB is said to match Intel’s.
There seems to be a lot of evidence suggesting a rebrand, but we await further announcements and third-party testing to confirm it. Please look forward to the time when the truth is revealed.
So why is PowerLeader rebranding the Intel Core i3-10105? What we can find out about the underlying reason for this branding trick is that a Chinese tech company wants to make a “domestic product”. It’s just that you can benefit from attractive subsidies by developing and launching. If that’s true, it also explains how Innosilicon advertised its Fantasy graphics card as a “domestic desktop GPU,” but later revealed that his UK-based ImgTec uses his PowerVR architecture. confirmed.