Intel Core i3-7350K

But here we are, Core i3-7350K in hand, and the ability to drive almost 5.0 GHz without too much trouble. This raises a couple of questions: just how close is it to the cheapest Core i5-7400 out of the box, which is only a few dollars more, and how close is it to the Core i7-2600K, a favorite chip among enthusiasts who have not yet upgraded.

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Intel Core i9-10850K

Shortly after the 10th Generation Core platform’s initial launch, AMD too updated Ryzen with higher clocked “XT” versions of its 3600, 3800, and 3900 to better compete with the high clocks Intel was able to achieve with its Comet Lake solutions. Nearly three months later, Intel quietly introduced the solution we have in the lab today, the Core i9-10850K.

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Intel Core i9-10850K

Core i9-10850K is indeed very similar, and it’s actually simpler to delineate the differences between it and the Core i9-10900K than underscore similarities. The 10850K offers 100MHz less frequency on base, boost, and TVB speeds, which come in at 3.6GHz, 5.1GHz and 5.2GHz, respectively. TVB kicks in if the cooling solution is robust enough to keep load temperature below 70°C.

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Intel’s Bonini: Rocket Lake is Coming

Intel’s John Bonini penned a blog today, “Intel’s Commitment to Gaming, and a Sneak Peek at Intel Technology to Come”. One interesting tidbit, clearly dropped due to the AMD Zen 3 event tomorrow, is on Rocket Lake:

Our 10th Gen Intel Core processors continue to provide excellent performance and a stable platform for even the most demanding games. Ultimately, I believe there’s a great 10th Gen option that addresses the needs for every type of gamer — from casual players, to the most dedicated and passionate enthusiasts.

Though as you’d expect, we’re constantly looking ahead at what’s next and how we can make our desktop CPUs even better. With that said, I’m also happy to confirm that the next generation 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (codenamed “Rocket Lake”) is coming in the first quarter of 2021 and will provide support for PCIe 4.0. It’ll be another fantastic processor for gaming, and we’re excited to disclose more details in the near future. There’s a lot more to come, so stay tuned!

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AnandTech’s Best CPUs for Gaming: 9/20

September is the calm time before we soon hit into Zen 3 season. AMD has announced that it will hold an event on October 8th regarding the new Ryzen processors, however exactly what form this event will take (announcement? launch?) is unclear at this time. If you are ready to put some hard earned greenbacks down on one of these new processors, then perhaps come back later when we’ve tested the hardware. 

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Overclocking the Intel Core i9-10900K to 5.4GHz

In this article, we’ll show you how to overclock the Intel Core i9-10900K (Comet Lake) from the default speed of 3.7GHz to a whopping 5.4GHz on all 10 cores, by simply changing a few BIOS settings on the ASRock Z490 Steel Legend motherboard. And what’s even better … this was all done using just a standard AIO CPU cooler (no LN2 or dry-ice).

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Intel Core i9-10850K

In many respects, the Core i9-10850K feels like a price cut that comes disguised as a new product. A scant 100 MHz of frequency separates it from the $488 Core i9-10900K, but the 10850K’s recommended price of $453 represents a 7% savings. Given the price gouging we’ve seen on the 10900K due to its spotty availability, we expect the price deltas to be even larger at retail. 

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Intel Core i7-10700K

As expected, Intel reserved the best features for its halo Core i9-10900K, like support for its Thermal Velocity Boost that triggers higher boost speeds if the chip runs below a certain temperature. However, the Core i7-10700K still marks the debut of Turbo Max 3.0 to the Core i7 family. This tech targets the 10700K’s two fastest cores, which peak at 5.1 GHz, with lightly threaded workloads to improve snappiness. 

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Intel Core i5-10600K

The Core i5-10600K’s combination of a higher thread count at similar pricing to the previous-gen, high stock clock frequencies, palatable power consumption, and agile overclockability cooks up a winner for the gaming and enthusiast crowds. Intel even reduced the gap in threaded workloads like productivity tasks.

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Intel Core i9-10900K, i7-10700K, i5-10600K

The best processor from the range, the Core i9-10900K, promises 5.3 GHz peak turbo in optimal conditions for two preferred cores, or 4.9 GHz for all-core situations. Everything from Core i9, Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, and the Pentium Gold processors have hyperthreading, making the processor stack easier to understand for this generation. Compared to the previous generation, there are a lot of similar processor matchups, and except for the top 10-core parts, the offerings should move down one price bracket this time around.

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