Intel is rolling out its new 10th generation desktop processors. The chipmaker claims the flagship is “the fastest game processor in the world”.
The new range of Intel processors is called Comet Lake-S. As usual, it comes in its traditional flavors: Core i3, i5, i7 and i9.
Topping the list is the Core i9-10900K. It has 10 cores, 20 threads, a TDP 125W and a pulse clock up to 5.3 GHz. It is the processor that, according to Intel, is the fastest.
A closer look
Although the new range of processors is considered to be the tenth generation, they are still based on the Skylake 14 nm architecture. This is far from being compared to the latest AMD processors produced with the 7nm FinFET process. Intel supports the 10nm process in its Ice Lake processors, but the company has decided to take a different route.
Looking at the specs, the i9-10900K is an upgraded version of the ninth generation i9-9900K that hit stores in 2018. It makes sense that Intel uses the 14nm process and adjusts its generation chips for support more hearts and a clock. upper. speed
The “K” tag means that the new processor is capable of overclocking. While Intel markets the processor for a 5.3 GHz boost clock, custom cooling and overclocking solutions can always lead to more.
The new i9 processor will cost around $ 488. The i9-9900K is priced the same when it was released.
A whole new range from Intel
While the company hails the i9-10900K as its fastest desktop processor, the latest release from the chipmaker also points to other price levels. According to its announcement, Intel is releasing two other unlocked processors.
The first is the Core-i7 10700K which costs $ 374. It has eight hearts, 16 children. Its basic clock speed is 3.8 GHz and a pulse clock speed of up to 5.1 GHz.
Its cheapest unlocked processor is the i5-10600K which costs $ 262. It has six hearts and 12 children. Its base clock is 4.1 GHz and increases the clock speed to 4.8 GHz.
It is important to note here that this new generation of processors will have a new socket configuration. This means they are not compatible with current Coffee Lake motherboards. The new line of processors also supports Intel UHD Graphics 630.
All new Intel chipsets support DDR4-2933 memory and 2.5 gigabit Ethernet. Another nifty addition to the new 10th generation Intel processors is its built-in Wi-Fi 6 support.