After numerous leaks, Intel introduced the tenth generation of Comet Lake-S desktop processors. They use up to 10 computing cores and are capable of operating at frequencies up to 5.3 GHz. But new products are still built using the old 14-nm process technology.
The flagship of the new line is the Core i9-10900K with 10 cores, 20 threads, a frequency of up to 5.3 GHz in Thermal Velocity Boost mode, and a TDP of 125 watts. According to Intel, it is 10% more powerful than its predecessor Core i9-9900K (8 cores, 16 threads, a maximum frequency of 5 GHz) in the PUBG game and 63% faster than the three-year-old Core i7-7700K. The company claims that today it is the fastest processor for games in the world. Of course, it comes with an unlocked multiplier.
In addition to the flagship Core i9-10900, two other models received the unlocked multiplier: the eight-core Core-i7 10700K and the six-core Core i5-10600K. All new tenth-generation chips support memory up to DDR4-2933, 2.5-Gigabit Ethernet, have built-in Wi-Fi 6, and are equipped with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics (except the F series).
Intel also announced a redesigned Extreme Tuning Utility that provides more control over CPU voltage and frequency. For example, it can be used to disable HyperThreading on individual cores, which can significantly reduce the heat during overclocking.
The timing of the new processors going on sale has not yet been announced.