Intel 10th Gen Desktop CPUs Launched Including 10 Core, 5.3GHz Core i9-10900K


Intel has launched its 10th Gen desktop CPU lineup based mostly on the 14nm ‘Comet Lake’ structure. The lineup consists of no fewer than 32 fashions, starting from a brand new flagship Core i9 for players and fanatics, to the mainstream Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 households, and even some entry-level Pentium, and Celeron choices. The refresh comes as a slight replace to the ninth Gen ‘Coffee Lake’ collection. Intel continues to refresh and refine its 14nm manufacturing course of, however doesn’t introduce a model new structure. The firm is selling improved clock speeds, which it says are vital for flippantly threaded workloads akin to gaming, in addition to extra cores and threads throughout a lot of the lineup.

The spotlight of the launch is the brand new top-end Core i9-10900Okay mannequin which options 10 cores with Hyper-Threading. It has a base pace of three.7Ghz and a most enhance pace of 4.8GHz throughout all cores or 5.3GHz for one core. The highest speeds are achieved utilizing Intel’s Turbo Boost Max 3.0, beforehand seen solely in Core X-series models, and Thermal Velocity Boost, which depend upon thermal and energy variables. The TDP is rated at 125W and this mannequin is totally overclockable. Intel’s really useful worth is $488 (roughly Rs. 36,630 earlier than taxes). A non-unlocked mannequin, the 65W Core i9-10900, has base and enhance speeds of two.8GHz and 5.2GHz respectively.

The firm is billing the Core i9-10900Okay because the world’s quickest gaming processor. Compared to the Core i9-9900K, Intel touts as much as 33 % higher framerates in particular video games, and 18 % sooner video encoding, with these figures rising to as much as 81 % and 35 % respectively in comparison with a three-year-old Core i7-7700K.  

Intel has additionally launched the brand new Core i7-10700Okay with eight cores and 16 threads, and these do profit from Turbo Boost Max 3.Zero however not Thermal Velocity Boost. The Core i5 household will get six cores and 12 threads with out Turbo Boost Max 3.0. There are unlocked 125W in addition to mainstream 65W variations of every. All Core i3 fashions function 4 cores with Hyper-Threading, and all have 65W TDPs.

Below these fashions, Intel has additionally launched the brand new dual-core, four-thread Pentium Gold G6600, G6500 and G6400, and the dual-core Celeron G5920 and G5900 with out Hyper-Threading. A collection of 35W TDP variants throughout the hierarchy have additionally been launched, to be used in low-profile or temperature-sensitive conditions.

Up to dual-channel DDR4-2933 RAM is supported for the Core i9 and Core i7 fashions, whereas all the pieces beneath them maxes out at DDR4-2666. Intel has additionally carried ahead its current UHD Graphics 630 and 610 built-in GPUs with no new options highlighted. CPU models in the lineup with the F suffix, such because the Core i9-10900KF, would not have built-in graphics capabilities. 

Unlocked fashions profit from new overclocking controls together with per-core Hyper-Threading and extra detailed voltage/frequency curve adjustment. Intel additionally touts its soldered thermal interface materials which makes cooling simpler. 

All the CPUs use the new LGA1200 socket interface, breaking compatibility with current motherboards. Intel has additionally quietly launched the Z490, H470, B460 and H410 platform controllers to motherboard producers, and all-new lineups will be anticipated to be introduced shortly. LGA1200 will nonetheless enable coolers designed for earlier LGA11xx sockets for use.

Asus is the primary to announce its lineup of seven Z490 motherboards in India, starting from the Asus Prime Z490M-Plus priced at Rs. 22,500 to the ultra-high-end ROG Maximus XII Extreme which is able to price a whopping Rs. 91,485. The flagship mannequin options 4 M.2 slots, one 20Gbps USB 3.2 Gen2x2 port plus extra 10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, Thunderbolt 3, 2.5Gbps Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6, and Blueooth 5.1. It additionally boasts of superior thermal and energy supply {hardware} for overclocking. 

Intel just lately launched a 10th Gen ‘Comet Lake‘ collection for high-end and gaming laptops, whereas mainstream slim laptops labeled as 10th Gen would possibly function either 14nm ‘Comet Lake’ or the newer 10nm ‘Ice Lake’ structure, relying on what the producer selected to make use of. Leaked roadmaps seem to counsel that Intel will continue shipping 14nm parts for the desktop, all derived from the 6th Gen ‘Skylake’ platform, till no less than 2021 however its struggles with 10nm manufacturing will then be over for good because it transitions to 7nm and past.



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