August 11, 2020

Intel’s Core i9-10850K is a 100MHz slower, $35 cheaper 10900K

What's the value of 100MHz? Apparently $35. At least that's how much of a discount Intel will give those who buy the new Core i9-10850K "Comet Lake-S" CPU it officially unveiled today.That makes it fairly easy to memorize the specs of the newest 10t...

What's the value of 100MHz? Apparently $35. At least that's how much of a discount Intel will give those who buy the new Core i9-10850K "Comet Lake-S" CPU it officially unveiled today.

That makes it fairly easy to memorize the specs of the newest 10th gen chip: Take the 10-core Core i9-10900K and literally subtract 100MHz across all keys specs of the x86 cores.

For example, the Core i9-10900K has a 3.7GHz base clock, 5.1GHz single-core boost and all core boost 4.8GHz. With its Thermal Velocity Boost feature running speeds up higher when the chip is properly cooled, you get 5.3GHz on single-core boosts and 4.9GHz on all-core boosts.

And yup: The 10-core Core i9-10850K has a 3.6GHz base clock, 5GHz single-core boost, and all core boost of 4.7GHz. When running on Thermal Velocity Boost, it's 5.2GHz on single-threads and 4.8GHz on all core TVB.

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