Intel Core i9-10900K

The debut of the Intel processors of the Comet Lake-S family is approaching, proposals intended for higher-end desktop systems that will take the commercial name of the 10th generation Core. At their base is the 14 nanometer production technology, which has reached the maximum level of optimization accessible to Intel.

Thanks to a result entered in the 3DMark benchmark database, the technical specifications of the Core i9-10900K cpu emerge, the top range proposal of the family characterized by a base clock frequency of 3.7 GHz and a maximum Turbo that reaches 5.1 GHz. The 10 cores have been confirmed, with the presence of HyperThreading technology which allows to manage up to 20 threads in parallel.

This CPU will also implement Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology, thanks to which the maximum turbo clock frequency will rise up to 5.2 GHz for a single core exploited to its full potential. But there is not only this: thanks to Thermal Velocity Boost, another feature of this processor, the maximum Turbo clock frequency will reach 5.3 GHz.

The maximum clock frequency reported for this CPU when all cores are occupied at 100% of their potential is equal to 4.8 GHz, a value that increases by 100 MHz up to 4.9 GHz when Thermal Velocity technology intervenes Boost.

This processor will be paired with the new motherboards equipped with 1200 LGA sockets, with Intel 400 series chipsets. For this CPU, a TDP equal to 125 Watts is expected but it remains to be understood what the corresponding consumption value will be when the CPU is pushed to the maximum clock frequencies shown here via Turbo technology: it cannot be excluded that it touches and exceeds 250 Watts.

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We have no specific information on the debut of these processors and the new motherboards: it is possible to take place between the first and second quarter of 2020, with the Taipei Computex which could be the venue chosen for the official launch. Along with this specific CPU and motherboards with a new socket, the other processors of the Core i7 and Core i5 families will also debut, always based on the 10th generation Core architecture, with a number of cores equal to 8 or less depending on the version

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