Intel reveals its i9-10850K - an i9 10900K with a $35 price cut

Will you notice the 100MHz drop inc clock speed?

Intel reveals its i9-10850K - an i9 10900K with a $35 price cut

Intel reveals its i9-10850K - an i9 10900K with a $35 price cut

Intel has released a new i9-class processor into its 10th Generation processor lineup, offering its customer more pricing options and performance levels which are nigh identical to their latest desktop flagship, the i9-10900K. 

Meet the i9-10850K, a new processor from Intel which offers everything its i9-10900K offers, sans 100MHz. In essence, this processor is an i9-10900K with a $35 (7.17%) price cut and a 100MHz clock speed reduction. Intel's listed MSRP for its i9-10850K is $453.

With the i9-10850K, Intel is giving its users an excellent new product option, offering customers integrated graphics, unlike the i9-10900KF, support for Thermal Velocity Boost and a more attractive price tag. All that's lost is 100MHz in core clock speed. For context, 100MHz of core clock speed at 5GHz is a 2% drop, and when the price reduction of Intel's i9-10850K when compared to an i9-10900K is over 7%, that 2% looks very insignificant.   

Intel has confirmed that its i9-10850K isn't just an OEM release. This processor will be available as a standalone product. This means that enthusiast PC builders will be able to get their hands on this new processor and benefit from the boosted value for money that this new CPU offers.  


Intel reveals its i9-10850K - an i9 10900K with a $35 price cut  
When benchmarking processors, a 2% difference in performance is barely worth considering. Stock for stock, consumers shouldn't be able to tell the difference between Intel's i9-10900K and i9-10850K under most circumstances. Beyond that, these K-series parts may be able to regain this lost performance through overclocking, if users are willing to crank their CPU's clock speeds higher. 

If you are willing to own a processor that isn't Intel's current flagship, then the i9-10850K should be an incredible product. Performance-wise, this new processor will compare similarly to Intel's i9-10900K when compared to AMD's current offerings, but if you must have Intel and want to spend a little less money, this CPU offers more value than the i9-10900K.  

Intel reveals its i9-10850K - an i9 10900K with a $35 price cut  

What the i9-10850K offers is a minor clock speed decrease and a slightly less minor price decrease. Buyers should get more value for money with this new processor, and that should only be seen as a good thing for consumers.

You can join the discussion on Intel's i9-10850K processor on the OC3D Forums.  

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Most Recent Comments

29-07-2020, 14:16:36

Less embarrassing than dropping the price of the 10900K.Quote

30-07-2020, 22:30:38

They are now being sued for their 7nm delay by their investors and it has crashed their stock another $10. Down to 50 dollars now

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