Intel has unveiled their 10th-generation S-series processors for their desktop platform. Still hot off the heels of their competitors in AMD surprising everyone with the third generation Ryzen CPUs, Intel has needed to produce something, anything, and they’ve come out with what they claim to be the “World’s Fastest Gaming Processor.” Sporting 10 cores and 16 threads, the Intel i9-10900K processor (the 10th-gen flagship CPU) looks to deliver high performance numbers to gamers through better support for multicore processing and multithreaded workloads, while still boasting high IPCs and clock speeds. Impressively, the 10900K appear to be capable of boosting to reaching a maximum clock speed of 5.3GHz through Intel Thermal Velocity Boost.
|Model||Generation||Core/Thread Count||Lithography||Clock Speed||TDP|
|i9-10900K||10th Generation||10C/20T||14nm||3.7 GHz (5.3 GHz boost)||95 W|
|i9 9900K||9th Generation||8C/16T||14nm||3.6GHz (5 GHz boost)||95 W|
Unfortunately, it looks like Intel are still stuck on the 14nm lithography, while their competitor is creating new and exciting things with their chiplet designs in the 7nm lithography. Specific pricing on the CPUs has not been given in Australian dollars but their pricing seems to be the same as the previous generation. The 10900K is currently listed as $488 USD, the same price as the 9900K which currently has an Australian price of $999.
Does this announcement convince you to go to Team Blue or do AMD’s value oriented CPUs have control of your wallet?