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Intel Core i9-10850K

10
Cores
20
Threads
125 W
TDP
3.6 GHz
Frequency
5.2 GHz
Boost
Comet Lake
Codename
Socket 1200
Socket
Front
Front
Back
Back
Installed
Installed
Intel Socket 1200
Intel Socket 1200
The Intel Core i9-10850K is a desktop processor with 10 cores, launched in July 2020. It is part of the Core i9 lineup, using the Comet Lake architecture with Socket 1200. Thanks to Intel Hyper-Threading the core-count is effectively doubled, to 20 threads. Core i9-10850K has 20MB of L3 cache and operates at 3.6 GHz by default, but can boost up to 5.2 GHz, depending on the workload. Intel is making the Core i9-10850K on a 14 nm production node, the transistor count is unknown. You may freely adjust the unlocked multiplier on Core i9-10850K, which simplifies overclocking greatly, as you can easily dial in any overclocking frequency.
With a TDP of 125 W, the Core i9-10850K consumes a lot of power, so good cooling is definitely needed. Intel's processor supports DDR4 memory with adual-channel interface. The highest officially supported memory speed is 2933 MHz, but with overclocking (and the right memory modules) you can go even higher. For communication with other components in the machine, Core i9-10850K uses a PCI-Express Gen 3 connection. This processor features the UHD Graphics 630 integrated graphics solution.
Hardware virtualization is available on the Core i9-10850K, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Additionally, IOMMU virtualization (PCI passthrough) is supported, so that guest virtual machines may directly use host hardware. Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) can run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications. Besides AVX, Intel is including the newer AVX2 standard, too, but not AVX-512.

Physical

Socket: Intel Socket 1200
Foundry: Intel
Process Size: 14 nm
Transistors: unknown
Die Size: 206 mm²
Package: FC-LGA1200
tCaseMax: 72°C
tJMax: 100°C

Performance

Frequency: 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock: up to 5.2 GHz
Base Clock: 100 MHz
Multiplier: 36.0x
Multiplier Unlocked: Yes
TDP: 125 W
PL1: 125 W
PL2: 250 W

Architecture

Market: Desktop
Production Status: Active
Release Date: Jul 27th, 2020
Codename: Comet Lake
Generation: Core i9
(Comet Lake)
Part#: SRK51
Memory Support: DDR4-2933 MHz
Dual-channel
ECC Memory: No
PCI-Express: Gen 3, 16 Lanes
(CPU only)
Chipsets: H410, B460, H470, Z490

Cores

# of Cores: 10
# of Threads: 20
SMP # CPUs: 1
Integrated Graphics: UHD Graphics 630

Cache

Cache L1: 64K (per core)
Cache L2: 256K (per core)
Cache L3: 20MB (shared)

Features

  • MMX
  • SSE
  • SSE2
  • SSE3
  • SSSE3
  • SSE4.2
  • AVX
  • AVX2
  • EIST
  • Intel 64
  • XD bit
  • VT-x
  • VT-d
  • AES-NI
  • TSX
  • TXT
  • CLMUL
  • FMA3
  • F16C
  • BMI1
  • BMI2
  • ABM
  • ADX
  • RdRand
  • TBT 2.0
  • TBT 3.0
  • TVB