Tuesday, March 3rd 2020

Intel Core i9-10900K and i7-10700K Allegedly Pictured

Alleged pictures of the upcoming Intel Core i9-10900K and i7-10700K processors made it to Chinese social media. The blurry-cam pictures of the chips' topside don't reveal much other than the "Intel Confidential" markings, denoting that these chips are engineering samples. The reverse side confirm that these are chips are built in the new LGA1200 package. You can also spot electrical ancillaries laid out unlike any previous-gen Intel package, and different socket key notches.

In the run up to the rumored April 2020 launch we could learn more about these chips. Based on the 14 nm "Comet Lake" silicon, Intel's 10th generation Core desktop processors in the LGA1200 package increase logical processor counts across the board, and increase clock speeds. The i9-10900K is a 10-core/20-thread processor with 20 MB of shared L3 cache, and up to 5.10 GHz boost frequency, with 4.80 GHz all-core boost. The i7-10700K, on the other hand, is an 8-core/16-thread chip with 16 MB L3 cache, and clock speeds of 5.00 GHz boost and 4.50 GHz all-core Turbo. The Core i5 series also gets a shot in the arm, being configured as 6-core/12-thread, with 12 MB of L3 cache. The per-core performance (IPC) is expected to be the same as 6th generation "Skylake."
Sources: WolStame (Weibo), 9550Pro (Twitter)
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16 Comments on Intel Core i9-10900K and i7-10700K Allegedly Pictured

#1
PanicLake
i7-10700K is basically the i9-9900k...
If the price is similar or lower compared to the R7 3700x it might be interesting, but knowing Intel I doubt that.
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#2
Octavean
Intel has been forced into lowering its prices. Therefore, one would suspect that these will be more reasonably priced then what we have seen in the past from Intel.
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#3
R00kie
is it just me, or does the back of it looks like it might have 2 chips in it?
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#4
Dave65
Well........... At least you wont have to have a fire extinguisher handy to look at the pictures.. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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#5
Axaion
really wish the entire line of these, would have bigger caches than this, at least l3 cache :\
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#6
Mayclore
Huh.

They look suspiciously like CPUs.
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#7
Nater
Keep seeing little news blurbs of these chips week after week, and they were already stale before Intel even had the idea to bring them to market.

Unless they cut the price, who cares?
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#8
ZoneDymo
Man, they look just like....processors....
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#10
GlacierNine
OctaveanIntel has been forced into lowering its prices. Therefore, one would suspect that these will be more reasonably priced then what we have seen in the past from Intel.
Not a chance in hell. Intel knows they can ride the wave of consumer perception for a while longer. Even if AMD were convincingly ahead in gaming, and not just literally everything else, Intel would still raise prices in order to make up for any profit lost to AMD's increasing market share. Then they'd pour money into a new architecture to retake the crown without ever having to admit it was stolen.


They've already done exactly that once.
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#11
Aerpoweron
GlacierNineNot a chance in hell. Intel knows they can ride the wave of consumer perception for a while longer. Even if AMD were convincingly ahead in gaming, and not just literally everything else, Intel would still raise prices in order to make up for any profit lost to AMD's increasing market share. Then they'd pour money into a new architecture to retake the crown without ever having to admit it was stolen.


They've already done exactly that once.
Have you looked at the 9900K or 9900 KFprices lately. They are rising. It costs more go get a 9900K today when i got mine over a year ago. Intel has cut prices for Xeons or the x299 chips. But you hardly can get these X299 chips.

Since you need a new mainboard for these LGA 1200 CPUs, a lot of people are held back. For comparison, a 3900X costs 470€ and a 9900K costs 520€ now in Germany. 9900KS is at 700€ for some weird reason.
I would expect the 10900K in that price region. The 10700K should be placed lower, like the 9700K.

I really hope they cut prices, otherwise you can just slap a Ryzen 3k cpu in your 2 year old mainboard and have more performance for a much lower price (new mainboard + cpu compared to just a new CPU).

Any news on the LGA 1200 Boards tho?
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#12
HenrySomeone
PanicLakei7-10700K is basically the i9-9900k...
If the price is similar or lower compared to the R7 3700x it might be interesting, but knowing Intel I doubt that.
Why should it be cheaper than 3700x, when it will be clearly better than 3800x? :confused:
AerpoweronHave you looked at the 9900K or 9900 KFprices lately. They are rising. It costs more go get a 9900K today when i got mine over a year ago. Intel has cut prices for Xeons or the x299 chips. But you hardly can get these X299 chips.
Supply & demand... A lot of people bought into the Zen hypetrain and waited and waited, first for zen+ and when that turned out to be same sort of turd gaming wise, Intel prices went up. Then last year they made an even bigger hum-hum before Zen2 and quite a number of people waited again and while it was at least a noticeable improvement, it could still only match 6700k (except in a couple most thread-heavy games where it managed a slight lead) and now most folk are tired of waiting (at least those who want top performance) and are once again going team blue - hence the rising prices.
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#13
Nater
HenrySomeoneSupply & demand... A lot of people bought into the Zen hypetrain and waited and waited, first for zen+ and when that turned out to be same sort of turd gaming wise, Intel prices went up. Then last year they made an even bigger hum-hum before Zen2 and quite a number of people waited again and while it was at least a noticeable improvement, it could still only match 6700k (except in a couple most thread-heavy games where it managed a slight lead) and now most folk are tired of waiting (at least those who want top performance) and are once again going team blue - hence the rising prices.
You forgot to put "I think..." or "I feel like..." in there somewhere. I know it.
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#14
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Im done buying 14nm++++++++++++++++.

Give me the new shit or stop releasing CPUs.
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#15
dirtyferret
CrAsHnBuRnXpIm done buying 14nm++++++++++++++++.

Give me the new shit or stop releasing CPUs.
you have a 9900k @ 5ghz, what exactly would you be looking to upgrade to even if the new CPUS moved on from 14nm?
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#16
CrAsHnBuRnXp
dirtyferretyou have a 9900k @ 5ghz, what exactly would you be looking to upgrade to even if the new CPUS moved on from 14nm?
I just like to have the best. :D
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