Background on Intel Core X-series CPU
Intel's enthusiast-class "Core X" processors represent the top-end of their consumer CPU line, and bridge the gap between the more mainstream chips and the Xeon server-grade models. The current processors in this line range from ten to eighteen cores, with base clock speeds of 3.0 to 3.7GHz - and turbo boost speeds of up to 4.8GHz. The combination of high core counts with high clock frequencies allow these processors to excel at both single and multi-threaded workloads, while supporting more RAM and PCI-E lanes than the less expensive Core series.
Multiple generations of processors from Intel have now carried the "Core X" moniker, which can make this product line a little confusing. Some previous generations have included models with limited numbers of PCI-E lanes or reduced RAM capacity, but the latest 10000-series seems to have done away with that. Intel also drastically cut the price on this processor family, which is great!
|Product Line||Core i9|
|Code Name||Comet Lake|
|Number of Cores||10|
|Clock Speed||3.70 GHz|
|Max. Turbo Boost||5.30 GHz|
|Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0||5.20 GHz|
|All-Core Turbo Boost||4.80 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 10900K 3.7GHz Ten Core 20MB 125W.