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Intel have now fully revealed their latest processors today, with the Core i9-10900K now their flagship with a claim of it being "the world's fastest gaming processor".

These are their 10th Gen, otherwise known as "Comet Lake". Although it's a new series, this and other chips in it are remaining on 14nm while AMD pushes through 7nm. This doesn't make them bad though, as Intel has repeatedly refined the process to keep them highly competitive.

With their new top end processor, the Core i9-10900K, it does sound like quite a beast with 10 cores, 20 threads, DDR4-2933 memory speeds, a 125W TDP and with their "Thermal Velocity Boost" it can reach speeds of 5.3 GHz.

Here's the full lineup (click to open gallery):

"Intel is committed to enabling the future of powerful desktop gaming by continuously pushing the performance boundary to deliver an amazing PC gaming experience. The 10th Gen Intel Core S-series for desktops, and the Intel Core i9-10900K processor, the world’s fastest gaming processor reinforces our commitment to the gaming and enthusiast communities." said Brandt Guttridge, Intel senior director of the Desktop Products Group.

It's definitely interesting to see how Intel are also upping their core counts now, which is part of the reason AMD has been picking up so much in the last few years as Zen not only allows higher core counts but also competitive performance so Intel are now trying to match again and try to gain the upper-hand once more. Once the newer consoles come out from Sony and Microsoft, higher core counts might truly start to matter for gaming too as more developers and game engines spread across them better. There's a lot to look forward to for hardware enthusiasts on a PC.

AMD did also recently announce their budget processors with the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100, plus AMD have their next-gen stuff with Zen 3 on the way this year too. Will you be looking to upgrade or are you going for an AMD CPU? Let us know in the comments.

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Tags: Hardware, Intel
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Zlopez 30 Apr
I will probably go for AMD CPU when seeing how many vulnerabilities Intel CPUs are having right now. With ME as a little bonus.
x_wing 30 Apr
Updated my CPU last year. No regrets...
fabertawe 30 Apr
Still getting an AMD CPU. Can Intel be trusted? I wonder what "tricks" they've used with these new CPUs to be competitive.

And talking of "ME", it's high time I disabled it finally!
Shmerl 30 Apr
You can see it's 14 nm since it boosts to 5 GHz still. On 7 nm nothing will be boosting to such frequency. AMD got ahead of Intel thanks to TSMC, and it's surprising Intel still couldn't get to smaller node process.


Last edited by Shmerl on 30 April 2020 at 4:21 pm UTC
Just upgraded from i7 to Ryzen 5 3600. Sounds like a downgrade, but isn't, and, more important, it has a lot less security flaws...
Quoting: ZlopezI will probably go for AMD CPU when seeing how many vulnerabilities Intel CPUs are having right now. With ME as a little bonus.

ME is the most idiotic idea they ever had!
Arehandoro 30 Apr
Quoting: ZlopezI will probably go for AMD CPU when seeing how many vulnerabilities Intel CPUs are having right now. With ME as a little bonus.

I agree with you 100%, and am a happy AMD costumer, but let's not forget about the ME version of AMD; PSP.
Quoting: Arehandoro
Quoting: ZlopezI will probably go for AMD CPU when seeing how many vulnerabilities Intel CPUs are having right now. With ME as a little bonus.

I agree with you 100%, and am a happy AMD costumer, but let's not forget about the ME version of AMD; PSP.

Maybe secure boot was the most idiotic idea, and ME and PSP came because of it..
At least it seems PSP is much better implemented than ME...
Alm888 30 Apr
Quoting: NeverthelessMaybe secure boot was the most idiotic idea, and ME and PSP came because of it..
At least it seems PSP is much better implemented than ME...
Yeah, much better.
If I were you, I wouldn't be so glad some obscure dude at AMD or its partner (like Netflix or CIA) controls my PC more "professionally". :S:
Besides, these guys are already working on it and have achieved some success.
And their findings and tools are here.
Quoting: Alm888
Quoting: NeverthelessMaybe secure boot was the most idiotic idea, and ME and PSP came because of it..
At least it seems PSP is much better implemented than ME...
Yeah, much better.
If I were you, I wouldn't be so glad some obscure dude at AMD or its partner (like Netflix or CIA) controls my PC more "professionally". :S:
Besides, these guys are already working on it and have achieved some success.
And their findings and tools are here.

Can't trust anything today...
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