Intel introduced the 10th generation Comet Lake-S series processors. The strongest member of the series, the Core i9-10900K stands out as the fastest gaming processor with the highest clock speed in the world.
Intel eventually introduced the 10th generation Comet Lake-S desktop processor family. Core i9-10900K, the 10-core member of the next-generation CPU series , stands out as the highest clocked processor ever released, especially for premium gaming PCs.
The Intel Core i9-10900K has a base clock rate of 3.7 GHz with 10 cores and 20 threads, and can increase it to 5.3 GHz when needed . Also, unlike the confusing X-series processors Intel launched last fall, the Core i9-10900K was introduced as a true 10th generation processor. The price of the new flagship processor has been announced as
Intel focuses on high clock speed in Core i9-10900K processor
There are also cheaper options for those who find the new CPU expensive. Intel Core i7-10700 may be a more reasonable alternative that approaches the speed you'll find on i9 processors. This time, hyper threading technology for multitasking is offered, even on low-end i3 models . At this point, Intel aims to compete with AMD's high-performance Ryzen 3000 chips.
New generation AMD processors are built on 7 nm architecture, while Intel remains
at 14 nm with Comet Lake processors . On the other hand, Intel continues to focus on higher clock speeds. It was revealed earlier this month that Intel's upcoming 10th generation H series laptop processors will also reach 5.3 GHz, and it is not surprising that the same strategy will be seen on desktop processors.
Since Intel knows it has an advantage in clock speed, it does not hesitate to emphasize it in every area. The updated Turbo Boost Max 3.0 feature aims to boost performance under heavy load by identifying the two fastest cores in the processor. There's also "Thermal Velocity Boost" technology, which allows i9 processors to perform better when they're under 70 degrees Celsius .
Intel Core i9-10900K is way faster than older generations
In terms of performance, Intel claims that the i9-10900K is 10% faster in PUBG than the previous generation i9 9900K and 63% faster than the i7-7700K. The new processor is also 18% faster in 4K video editing than the previous generation and 35% faster than the i7 7700K. In fact, if you're using a 9th generation chip, upgrading the device to the i9-10900K won't bring a super performance difference.
Sticking to the speed theme, Intel offers more ways to overclock enthusiasts. Included with the processor is a redesigned Intel Extreme Tuning Utility , which provides more control over voltage and frequency . Moreover, it also allows you to turn off hyper threading on certain cores. Intel aims to reduce heat, the biggest enemy of those interested in overclocking this way.
In May, we can expect to see unlocked "K" processors, but a timeline has not yet been released for other processors. Judging by its technical specifications, Intel 10th generation desktop processors can be a solid upgrade compared to previous generations of 3 generations . Still, AMD is more advantageous when it comes to core count, architecture and efficiency.