5.1GHz i9-10900K processor spotted with 10 cores and 20 threads

5.1GHz i9-10900K processors spotted with 10 cores and 20 threads

5.1GHz i9-10900K processor spotted with 10 cores and 20 threads  

Intel’s next-generation of desktop core series processors are due to deliver PC builders more cores and threads than before alongside boosts in core clock speeds, delivering a notable performance boost over today’s Coffee Lake series components. 

Now, Intel’s i9-10900K has appeared online through the UL Benchmarks benchmarking database, as uncovered by _rogame on Twitter. This revealed a processor with a 3.7GHz base clock speed and a reported boost clock of 5.1GHz, which lines up with existing rumours for Intel’s Comet Lake CPU lineup. 

Previous rumours gave Intel’s i9-10900K boost clocks as high as 5.3GHz; thanks to features such as Turbo Boost 3.0 and a new Intel feature called “Velocity Boost”, a setting which is likely to be an Intel alternative to AMD’s XFR technology for Ryzen series processors. These changes should give Intel a notable boost to single-threaded performance with their upcoming processors. 

Now, Intel’s 10th Generation of desktop CPUs is rumoured to offer 10-core models, boosting Intel’s core counts by 2.5x on its mainstream desktop socket when compared to Intel’s early 2017 offerings. Stranger still, is that Intel’s pre-Zen i7 specs are also rumoured to become the baseline of Intel’s Core i3 series. That’s right, in three years, Intel Kaby Lake i7 has been relegated to i3 status.

5.1GHz i9-10900K processor spotted with 10 cores and 20 threads

Older leaks give Intel’s upcoming Comet Lake series desktop processors the following specifications, granting hyperthreading to Intel’s entire CPU lineup. 

  Cores/Threads Base Clock Single Core
All Core
Turbo Boost 3.0 Velocity Boost TDP
i9-10900K 10/20 3.7 GHz 5.1 GHz 4.8 GHz 5.2 GHz +100MHz 125W
i9-10900 10/20 2.8 GHz 5.0 GHz 4.5GHz 5.1 GHz +100MHz 65W
i7-10700K 8/16 3.8 GHz 5.0 GHz 4.7 GHz 5.1 GHz 125W
i7-10700 8/16 2.9 GHz 4.7 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.8 GHz 65W
i5-10600K 6/12 4.1 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.5 GHz 125W
i5-10600 6/12 3.3 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.4 GHz 65W
i5-10500 6/12 3.1 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.2 GHz 65W
i5- 10400 6/12 2.9 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 65W
i3-10320 4/8 3.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 65W
i3-10300 4/8 3.7 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz 65W
i3-10100 4/8 3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.1 GHz 65W

With Comet Lake, Intel will be competing with 16-core AMD processors like the Ryzen 9 3950X with a 10-core processor, a factor which will likely force Intel to offer consumers competitive pricing. On the other hand, Intel could push its single-threaded performance advantages to justify higher pricing, or heavily market its gaming performance. 

Comet Lake processors are likely to utilise new 400-series chipsets from Intel and require a new CPU socket to accommodate new platform features and higher power consumption levels for 10-core overclocking.

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