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.