Intel’s 10-core i9-10850K is now available to order in the UK – £70 cheaper than an i9-10900K

Intel's 10-core i9-10850K is now available to order in the UK - £70 cheaper than an i9-10900K

Intel’s 10-core i9-10850K is now available to order in the UK – £70 cheaper than an i9-10900K

Intel has added a new processor to its 10th Generation i9 lineup, a new value-oriented offering which delivers customers similar performance levels to their 10-core flagship, the i9-10900K, while offering customers a lot more value for money.  

Now, Intel’s i9-10850K has become available to pre-order in the UK, with Scan offering customers an asking price of £479.99 and a due date of July 31st. For context, its i9-10900K and 10900KF processors are out of stock, and pre-order due dates in mid-August. 

At Scan, Intel’s i9-10900K is currently priced at £549.98 and their i9-10900KF is priced at £524.99. This makes Intel’s i9-10850K roughly £70 and £45 cheaper than the i9-10900K and i9-10900KF respectively, while also having a due date that’s two weeks earlier. 

The i9-10850K is Intel’s high-end value offering

With Intel’s i9-10850K, Intel is offering its customers a lower price tag than their i9-10900K with practically no downsides. Yes, the processor features clock speeds which are 100MHz lower in all instances, but when this thing can boost to over 5GHz, real-world performance differences between the i9-10850K and i9-10900K are minimal. 

In most cases, we would expect Intel’s i9-10850K to offer performance levels which are within 2-3% of Intel’s i9-10900K. That difference is easily within the margin of error for many performance tests, representing a performance difference which is meaningless to most end users. As a K-series processor, Intel i9-10850K users could also regain this lost performance through overclocking, though it is likely that the i9-10850K will use lower quality silicon when compared to Intel’s i9-10900K. 

With a sub-5% performance difference between an i9-10850K and an i9-10900K and a £70 price reduction (a 12.7% price reduction), the i9-10850K offers Intel users a lot of value for money when compared to Intel’s existing offerings. Even so, purchasers will need to compare this to AMD’s current offerings, as Scan currently sells AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X (OEM edition) for as little as £395.99. 

Intel's 10-core i9-10850K is now available to order in the UK - £70 cheaper than an i9-10900K  
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