Intel today announced 32 new models in its 10th generation lineup, starts from Celeron chips at the bottom all the way up to the i9 (10900K). Lets Discuss Some of them in
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Most of the chips are just variations of each other. All chipset with multiple models having a standard, K, KF and T variations. As with previous generations, K signifies unlocked, F signifies no integrated GPU, KF is thereby unlocked without iGPU and T are for low-powered variants with a 35W TDP.
The 10900K is a 125W TDP part, but as with previous chips, you should be able to go past that limit with certain motherboards. There’s now support for DDR4-2933 but again, you can use faster memory, which works faster than previous version. The RCP pricing for OEMs for 1K units is $488, so expect it to be a bit costlier for consumers. This is similar to the 9900K, making the 10900K much better value, even if it’s not offering any groundbreaking new technology.
In the Core-i7 lineup, the 10700KF looks to be the most interesting chiset according tocustomerr need. It’s essentially the 9900K with the same 8C/16T design and clocks that go upwards of 5.0GHz but now at a much more affordable $349 approximate price point. The locked 10700F might also be an attractive option to some if you’re not into overclocking.
In the mainstream Intel i5 lineup, the 10600KF comes with a 6C/12T design with 4.1/4.8GHz clock speeds and no Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and Thermal Velocity Boost here, as that’s only to limited to i7 and i9. The official memory speed is also DDR4-2666 but that’s not as much of an issue. The price is higher than AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 but the Intel definitely has an advantage in clock speeds and now with the core and thread count to match, it would be interesting to see how the two match up and if Intel’s price premium would be worth it.
Intel Core -i3
The i3 series is a bit lackluster in comparison to all other chipsets. All parts support Hyperthreading but there are no unlocked parts anymore and with a starting price of around $130 they’re more expensive than AMD’s new $99 Ryzen 3 3100.
The Celeron series still exists for those on a really tight budget or just in need of something that can boot into an OS. If you want budgeted chipset go for Dual Core parts.
With more attractive pricing, almost all parts this year, except for two of the Celeron models, support Hyperthreading. In the past, Intel reserved this feature for its highest end parts greter than i3 while the mainstream i5 and i7 models had no simultaneous multithreading support.
Of course, we have a new chipset and socket to deal with this year. The new 10-series will only be compatible with the LGA-1200 socket only. The new socket has extra pins, which aren’t used currently but will likely enable additional features in future processors, such as possible PCIe 4.0 support. You will also need a motherboard with a new chipset, running either Z490 (for overclockers), B460 or H470 chipsets. It will not work on old chipset motherboards. Some of these motherboards do have PCIe 4.0 support but it’s not going to work with these CPUs and it’s reserved for the next generation Rocket Lake parts.