Leaked promo material confirms 5 GHz and above for the Intel Core i9-10900K and Core i7-10700K; Core i5-10600K could be a winner at the right price
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Promotional material for the Intel Core i9-10900K, i7-10700K, and i5-10600K has been published by VideoCardz. The marketing information (see below) confirms that the unlocked i9-10900K will be able to boost to a clock rate of 5.3 GHz by utilizing Thermal Velocity Boost, and the high-end chip also comes with 10 cores and 20 threads. The processor has a 125 W TDP and can produce a regular all-core turbo of 4.8 GHz (single core: 5.1 GHz).
The Intel Core i7-10700K is another formidable Comet Lake part that offers 8 cores and 16 threads and can also reach a clock rate of over 5 GHz. The Intel chip can actually manage up to 5.1 GHz using max turbo 3.0. But it’s the i5-10600K that could end up being the most attractive option out of the three. Like the other two Comet Lake-S chips, it utilizes a 125 W TDP to deliver up to 4.8 GHz (single core). This powerful i5 chip features 6 cores and 12 threads, and if Intel prices it right then it could be a strong challenger to the AMD Ryzen competition.
However, the new Comet Lake-S desktop processors require users to be in possession of an LGA 1200 socket motherboard like the ASRock Z490M Pro4, which means further expense, and there needs to be a decent cooling solution in place for those who want to hit those high clock rates for more than a few seconds. Engineering samples of the new 14nm Intel parts have already been tested against 7nm AMD products and were generally found wanting. The Intel Core i9-10900K, Core i7-10700K, and Core i5-10600K are expected to be launched on April 30.