Intel Core i9-10850K w/ 10 Cores @ 5.2GHz Spotted for $450

The Intel Core i9-10850K which was spotted earlier this month on Geekbench has once again surfaced, this time on Digital Storm along with the specs and pricing. You’re looking at a 10 core part with SMT running at a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost of 5.2GHz. The pricing appears to be set at $450, $50 less than the 10900K and $75 more than the Core i7-10700K:

Cores / ThreadsBoost ClockPric
Intel Core i9-10900K10/205.3 GHz$488 US (K)
$472 US (KF)
Intel Core i9-10850K10/205.2 GHz~$450 US (KF)
Intel Core i7-10700K8/165.1 GHz$374 US (K)
$349 US (KF)
Intel Core i7-107008/164.8 GHz$323 US
$298 US (F)
Intel Core i5-10600K6/124.8 GHz$262 US (K)
$237 US (KF)
Intel Core i5-105006/124.5 GHz$192 US
Intel Core i5-104006/124.3 GHz$182 US
$157 US (F)
Intel Core i3-103004/84.4 GHz $143 US
Intel Core i3-101004/84.3 GHz$122 US

The Core i9-10850K can be seen as an attempt from Intel to fend off the newly launch Ryzen 3000XT CPUs. Although Team Blue still holds a lead in gaming workloads, the XTs reduce it to an all-time low. Furthermore, the fact that you can pair a Ryzen CPU with a cheap B450 board along with high-speed memory and overclocking support makes it even harder for Intel to compete on a price-performance basis. The latter restricts overclocking and high-speed memory to its high-end Z series motherboards.


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