Intel is prepping to launch its second 10 core CPU for the consumer market, namely the Core i9-10850K aimed at gamers and enthusiasts. This will be the second Core i9 part of the Comet Lake-S lineup. At present, the Core i9-10900K is out of stock at most retailers with the price nearly twice as much at a few select stores that actually do have it.
As per sources, the Core i9-10850K are basically discarded 10900Ks that didn’t make the cut due to lower than acceptable silicon quality. The 10850K has a 100MHz lower base and boost than compared to the 10900K. It has a base frequency of 3.6GHz and a maximum boost of 5.2GHz. The Turbo Boost 2.0 frequency is 5GHz, once again 100MHz lower than its elder sibling.
The TDP is expected to be the same as the 10900K at 105W and as the K suffix indicates, it’ll be unlocked as well. What will be more interesting is the overclocking capabilities of these chips. If most 10850K parts overclock to 10900K levels without much difficulty, it’ll essentially render the latter obsolete.