After a rollout that saw newer laptops getting equipped with Intel’s 10th generation processors, the company is poised at doing the same thing for desktops and claims them to be the fastest the world has ever seen.
As part of the new Comet Lake-S family, Intel announced the 10th generation of processors under Core i3, i5, i7, and i9, respectively.
At the top of its lineup is the Core i9-10900K that features 10 cores, 20 threads, clockable speed of up to 5.3 GHz, 125W TDP, and most importantly, the “fastest gaming processor” introduced to the world. That is if Intel is to be believed.
Despite the misleading label, the said processors are designed after Intel’s 5-year old architecture, the 14nm Skylake.
However, unlike previous iteration of the similar architecture-based processors, these newest models see major improvements aimed primarily at improving computing performance.
For instance, the higher core count, higher thread count, faster clocking speed in comparison to Intel’s 2018 9th-gen offering makes the 10th generation processors way ahead of their predecessors.
Such boosted performance, however, were also thanks in part to newer technology, particularly the Turbo Boost 3.0 technology and “Thermal Boost Velocity;” the latter of which making an innovation for Intel for its temperature-based performance boost capability.
While the laptop versions of the CPUs managed to get the “Thermal Boost Velocity” feature by default, the desktop version limits the said feature to just the Core i9 chips.