Intel has launched its own 10th Gen desktop CPU lineup depending on the 14nm’Comet Lake’ architecture. The lineup is composed of no fewer than 32 versions, ranging from a new flagship Core i9 for players and enthusiasts, to the mainstream Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 families, and even some entry-level Pentium, and Celeron alternatives. Intel has been refresh and polish its 14nm manufacturing process, but doesn’t introduce a brand new architecture. The business is promoting improved clock rates, which it says are important for gently threaded workloads such as gambling, in addition to much more cores and threads across much of the lineup.
The highlight of the launch is the new top-end Core i9-10900K version which features 10 cores with Hyper-Threading. It has a base rate of 3.7Ghz and a maximum boost speed of 4.8GHz across all cores or 5.3GHz for one core. The greatest speeds are attained using Intel’s Turbo Boost Max 3.0, formerly seen only in Core X-series models, and Thermal Velocity Boost, which depend on thermal and electricity variables. The TDP is graded at 125W and this model is totally overclockable. Intel’s recommended price is $488 (approximately Rs. 36,630 before taxation ).
The company is charging the Core i9-10900K as the world’s fastest gaming processor. Compared to the Core i9-9900K, Intel frees around 33 percent greater framerates in specific games, and 18 percent faster video encoding, with those figures rising to up to 81 percent and 35 percent respectively in comparison to a three-year-old Core i7-7700K.
Intel has also established the new Core i7-10700K with eight cores and 16 threads, and those do benefit from Turbo Boost Max 3.0 but not Thermal Velocity Boost. You will find unlocked 125W in addition to mainstream 65W variations of every. All Core i3 versions include four cores with Hyper-Threading, and all have 65W TDPs.
Under these versions, Intel has also introduced the newest dual-core, four-thread Pentium Gold G6600, G6500 and G6400, and the dual-core Celeron G5920 and G5900 with no Hyper-Threading. A streak of 35W TDP versions across the hierarchy have also been released, for use in low-profile or temperature-sensitive scenarios.
As much as dual-channel DDR4-2933 RAM is encouraged for the Core i9 and Core i7 models, whilst everything under them maxes out at DDR4-2666. Intel has also carried forward its existing UHD Graphics 630 and 610 incorporated GPUs with no new features emphasized. CPU versions in the lineup with the F suffix, like the Core i9-10900KF, don’t have integrated graphics capabilities.
Unlocked models gain from fresh overclocking controls such as per-core Hyper-Threading and much more in depth voltage/frequency curve modification. Intel also touts its soldered thermal interface material which makes cooling effective.
All the CPUs use the brand new LGA1200 socket interface, breaking compatibility with existing motherboards. Intel has also quietly released the Z490, H470, B460 and H410 platform controllers to motherboard manufacturers, and all-new lineups can be expected to be announced shortly. LGA1200 will however allow coolers made for previous LGA11xx sockets to be utilized.
Asus is the first to announce its lineup of seven Z490 motherboards from India, which range from the Asus Prime Z490M-Plus priced at Rs. 22,500 into the ultra-high-end ROG Maximus XII Extreme which will cost a whopping Rs. 91,485. It also boasts of innovative thermal and electricity delivery hardware for design.
Intel recently launched a 10th Gen’Comet Lake’ series for high-end and gambling laptops, whilst mainstream slender laptops labeled as 10th Gen may feature either 14nm’Comet Lake’ or the newer 10nm’Ice Lake’ architecture, depending on what the maker chose to utilize. Leaked roadmaps appear to imply that Intel will continue shipping 14nm components for the desktop, all based on your 6th Gen’Skylake’ platform, until at least 2021 but its struggles with 10nm production will subsequently be over for good as it transitions to 7nm and beyond.