Intel is preparing a processor Core i9-10850K – a more affordable version of the 10-core flagship

In the Geekbench 4 synthetic test database, a 10-core Intel Core i9-10850K processor from the Comet Lake-S series was spotted. According to network sources, this chip may turn out to be more financially beneficial alternative to the flagship model Core i9-10900K.

Intel Core i9-10900K, like other chips of the new generation, went on sale last May. However, the world’s fastest 10-core processor is very difficult to find on sale, since there is a shortage throughout the world. The recommended cost of the flagship is $ 488, but Intel seems to be preparing a slightly less productive, but more affordable option in the form of Core i9-10850K. Interesting novelty noticed notorious Tum_Apisak.

Like the flagship, the new model has ten cores and twenty virtual threads. It is known that its base clock frequency is 3.60 GHz, and in automatic overclocking mode it can increase to 5.20 GHz. The processor is equipped with 20 MB of cache in the third level and a total of 2.5 MB of cache in the second level. Information on the level of its TDP is not provided, but we won’t be surprised if this value is similar to the same 125 W that were announced for the Core i9-10900K.

The base and maximum frequencies of the new processor are 100 MHz lower than those stated for the older Core i9-10900K (3.7 / 5.3 GHz). Based on the available results, the performance of the Core i9-10850K in a single-threaded Geekbench 4 test is almost the same as that of the flagship, and in multi-threaded tasks it is on average 5% slower than its older brother – 38,000 points versus about 40,000 points, respectively.

It is not yet possible to say whether the new chip, as in the case of the Core i9-10910 for Apple iMac 2020 computers, will be offered only as part of ready-made solutions, or whether the new model can be found in retail as a separate offer. Given a slightly lower performance relative to the flagship, the price of the Core i9-10850K can also be lower than that of the older model of the Comet Lake-S series.

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