Background on Intel 10th Gen Core Series CPUs (Comet Lake)
10th Gen Intel Core Processors, code named Comet Lake, are a refresh of their consumer CPU line with increased core counts and clock speeds. These chips still use Intel's 14nm manufacturing process, which has been refined over several generations now, but support higher speeds of DDR4 memory than previous models.
For details about performance in different applications, check out our many processor (CPU) articles.
This CPU almost exactly the same as Intel's Core i9 10900K processor, just with 100MHz lower base and max turbo clock speeds and a slightly lower price to match. The practical impact of that is about 2-3% lower performance in most applications, which is almost impossible to notice without actually timing things.
Note: Due to supply constraint on 10900K, Puget Systems is offering the 10850K,
which we have shown in our testing to be equivalent in performance.
|Product Line||Core i9|
|Code Name||Comet Lake|
|Number of Cores||10|
|Clock Speed||3.60 GHz|
|Max. Turbo Boost||5.20 GHz|
|Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0||5.10 GHz|
|All-Core Turbo Boost||4.70 GHz|
|Thermal Output||125 W|
|Max Temperature||100 C|
|Processor Type||Intel UHD Graphics 630|
|Core Speed||1,200 MHz|
|# of Displays Supported||3|
|Virtualization Technology (VT-x)||Yes|
|Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)||Yes|
|Trusted Execution Technology||Yes|
Configure a custom computer with the Intel Core i9 10850K 3.6GHz Ten Core 20MB 125W.