10th Gen Intel Core i7-10700K Might Reach 5.3GHz Boost Clock

If the latest reports are to be believed, then Intel’s 10th Gen Core i7-10700K (Comet Lake-S) will reach boost clocks as high as 5.3GHz. Of course, this is the single-core boost clock, not the all-core, but a 5GHz quad-core boost and a 4.5GHz all-core boost isn’t out of the question. After all, Intel’s 14nm node is highly mature and with sufficient cooling, it should be possible for most 10th Gen i7 parts to reach these kinds of boost clocks:

As you can see, the Core i7-10700K has a base clock of 3.8GHz and a rather impressive turbo core clock of 5,291MHz (or 5.3GHz). While the 10-core i9-10900K will be viable for only the richest of gamers, the Core i7-10700K will be more viable for the masses. Boost clocks in excess of 5GHz should allow a healthy boost in gaming performance over the existing 9th Gen Coffee Lake parts.

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Core i7-9700KCore i7-10700KCore i9-9900KCore i9-10900K
Base Clock3.6GHz3.8GHz3.6GHz3.8GHz
Boost Clock4.9GHz5.2GHz5GHz5.1-5.2GHz
L3 cache12MB16MB?16MB18MB

With the 10th Gen Comet Lake-S lineup, Intel is essentially (once again) bumping up the products by one segment. The new Core i7-10700K is a slightly overclocked, Core i9-9900K. The latter will be succeeded by a ten-core, binned Cascade Lake-X part, the Core i9-10900K. All the rest of the lower-end CPUs will get hyperthreading across the board, along with slightly increased clocks. Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-S processors are expected to launch in the coming months, most likely March or April.


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