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The Intel Core i9-10850K is the company's latest Comet Lake processor. It's just 100 MHz slower than the Core i9-10900K flagship, but much more affordable, and with better availability. In our i9-10850K review, we're taking a close look at both gaming and application performance to determine whether it's a good alternative to the i9-10900K.

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I just bought one of these. I was going ot buy a 10900K, but I couldn't find one in stock anywhere for a reasonable price. Everywhere wanted $700+ for the 10900K, so I just grabbed the 10850K for $479. After reading the review, I'm glad I did. Though I did kind of want the cool 10900K box to put up on the shelf next to the 9900K's dodecahedron.
 
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I’m looking at the 1440p chart every time to confirm myself once more that for home/gaming system it’s no use to go beyond even 3600/10400. saw 10400f for mere €146 on amazon today and was tempted to make impulse purchase.
 
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I just don''t see a reason to buy Intel..
 
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While I have next to no interest in Intel these days, I do love a good TPU review! Thanks W1zz!
 
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While I have next to no interest in Intel these days, I do love a good TPU review! Thanks W1zz!
I agree with the good review and a nice performer too.
 
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A 240mm AIO was never going to be good enough to overclock this 10 core cpu. 280mm min and I would actually prefer 360mm myself.

I'm abit surprised when looking at the AES numbers i'm able to match the 2nd best score with my rig and I have less cores. I have PBO on and Ram is at stock clocks 3200 with just a Fast Ryzen Dram profile applied.



 
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Top 10 is all Intel Skylakes, and AMD's best is no longer even an i5 in gaming.
But we are talking about 4 percent differences at 1440p. The CPU no longer matters in gaming. Buy any 6 core you want. We desperately need much faster GPUs.
 
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But we are talking about 4 percent differences at 1440p. The CPU no longer matters in gaming. Buy any 6 core you want. We desperately need much faster GPUs.
With a 2080 ti and there's still some differences in some games as said by Digital Foundry and Gamer Nexus. RTX 3090 will likely mirror 2080ti's 1080p performance in 1440p resolution. You gonna want that heavy headroom from Intel and not Ryzen.
 

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I just don''t see a reason to buy Intel..
It's always dollars to performance. Here in the USA, certain 10 series CPU's are cheaper when you factor in motherboard, and RAM than equivalent AMD's. For people who mostly game, Intel is already in demand. When you factor in pricing, chips like the i3 10100 ($100 locally), and the 10700 ($290 locally) make a lot of sense.

AMD's 3100 is $100, the mobo options are not as good, and it needs 3600CL16 ram from what everyone recommends. The 3300x is $150 when in stock, and not much better than the stock 10100.

Same story with the 3700x which is $270 locally. Due to AMD's new B-series price hikes, and more expensive RAM, the 10 series has some very viable options IMO.

Hopefully the new A series tip the scales a bit. Especially since oc'ing chips like the 3700x doesn't net you much.
 

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What, no negative for the high power consumption and heat output in the conclusion?
 

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What, no negative for the high power consumption and heat output in the conclusion?
Are you looking at the manual OC red bar by any chance?
 

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Hopefully the new A series tip the scales a bit. Especially since oc'ing chips like the 3700x doesn't net you much.
It's a lot better on the new revisions of the chips, OC'ing higher on lower voltages

Are you looking at the manual OC red bar by any chance?
Yes, still should be mentioned that its a power hog when OC'd
 

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Yes, still should be mentioned that its a power hog when OC'd
Isn't that the typical behavior for overclocking? Don't look at OC lemons like some Ryzens :) If you want to hit high all-core OCs you have to bump the voltage = more power?
 
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With a 2080 ti and there's still some differences in some games as said by Digital Foundry and Gamer Nexus. RTX 3090 will likely mirror 2080ti's 1080p performance in 1440p resolution. You gonna want that heavy headroom from Intel and not Ryzen.
You are talking about the difference between 200 and 210 fps... it really isn't that important (and you need a GPU that hits 200fps, the 2080 ti is not even hitting 100fps at 1440p in many of the newest games at highest settings, and RT features will make it even worse). I'm always running out of GPU performance but frankly I can game with an overclocked 10100 if Intel would offer it. Same as the Ryzen 3300x if I could actually buy them.

You have to take your local pricing into consideration. AMD went from 40 percent behind to 4 percent behind. But the Ryzen 3600 is $240 CAD in Canada and the 10600k is $400. Intel raised the price on the 6 core so high it is disgusting ($100 more than the 9600k for example), so no one wants to buy it. Your mileage may vary based on your country.
 

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10600k is $400. Intel raised the price on the 6 core so high it is disgusting ($100 more than the 9600k for example), so no one wants to buy it. Your mileage may vary based on your country.
There is hundreds, probably thousands of 10600K CPUs available in Europe, for € 240 including VAT = USD 245 without tax
 
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You are talking about the difference between 200 and 210 fps... it really isn't that important (and you need a GPU that hits 200fps, the 2080 ti is not even hitting 100fps at 1440p in many of the newest games at highest settings, and RT features will make it even worse). I'm always running out of GPU performance but frankly I can game with an overclocked 10100 if Intel would offer it. Same as the Ryzen 3300x if I could actually buy them.

You have to take your local pricing into consideration. AMD went from 40 percent behind to 4 percent behind. But the Ryzen 3600 is $240 CAD in Canada and the 10600k is $400. Intel raised the price on the 6 core so high it is disgusting ($100 more than the 9600k for example), so no one wants to buy it. Your mileage may vary based on your country.
its good to see some level-headed people on the site.
 
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There is hundreds, probably thousands of 10600K CPUs available in Europe, for € 240 including VAT = USD 245 without tax
I think he specifically said in Canada, so there might be a different situation.
 

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I think he specifically said in Canada, so there might be a different situation.
Yeah, I understand and it makes me sad. Just sharing some info from this side of the pond, because the difference is so huge
 
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Yeah, I understand and it makes me sad. Just sharing some info from this side of the pond, because the difference is so huge
Are you from USA Wizzard? I thought you were. :confused:
 
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that's why you always include the euro prices
Actually I don't. I always focus on US prices, but Intel CPU prices are so unrealistic in the States that I'm also mentioning the price in Europe, so that people don't think it's Intel that's ripping them off
 
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Actually I don't. I always focus on US prices, but Intel CPU prices are so unrealistic in the States that I'm also mentioning the price in Europe, so that people don't think it's Intel that's ripping them off
Good man you are. Keep up the god's work.
 
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