Intel Core i9-10900K with a 5.1 GHz boost gets its first listing on 3DMark
We've reported recently about the possibility of Intel launching the Comet Lake-S desktop CPUs as early as March this year and now, the successor to the Core i9-9900K, the purported Core i9-10900K, has made its first appearance in the 3DMark database.
Spotted by Twitter user @_rogame, the 3DMark listing shows the Core i9-10900K featuring 10 cores and 20 threads, a 3.7 GHz base clock, and a 5.1 GHz boost clock. The boost clock is of a single core, and the processor will likely be able to boost even higher under the right conditions thanks to Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and Thermal Velocity Boost.
Apart from the core counts and clocks, the 3DMark listing does not reveal anything else and shows the manufacturing process and TDP values as 0. However, we do know that the Core i9-10900K will be a 125W TDP part and be fabbed on the 14nm process. The CPU will require a new LGA 1200 socket motherboard and will come with UHD Graphics 730, advanced core and memory overclocking capabilities, 40 PCIe Gen3 lanes (16 from the CPU + 24 from the 400-series chipset), and a rumored 20 MB cache.
While we do not yet know the pricing of the Core i9-10900K, the 10900F and the 10900KF variants are expected to cost around US$449 and US$499, respectively. It remains to be seen how well Comet Lake-S can perform compared to AMD Ryzen 3rd gen desktop offerings. Even if we were to see any tangible benefits, they will likely be overshadowed once Zen 3-based Ryzen 4th gen hits the market later this year.