Official Intel performance data has been leaked on the manufacturer’s next top-of-the-range processor for desktop computers, the Intel Core i9-10900K. According to the company’s numbers, this 14 nm processor will be approximately a Core i9-9900K but with 30% more performance in multi-threaded processes.
And we say that it is 30% more powerful than 9900K in multi-threaded processes because the relative performance per core in mono-core processes will be more or less the same. The release date of the new 10900K is not yet confirmed, although it is expected that it will be in the coming months and that the official announcement will take place during the CES that will take place next week, but it has been confirmed that these processors Tenth Generation Comet Lake-S still inherits the 14 nm manufacturing process that Intel has been using from Skylake.
This processor is going to be the company’s new flagship for the tenth generation Core of processors. For this one, Intel has tightened the nuts a bit to offer a performance improvement of up to 30% compared to the last generation, but it still offers 10 cores and 20 process threads thanks to HyperThreading technology that operate at a turbo speed of 5.2 GHz, but at 4.8 GHz sustained in all cores. It has 20 MB of cache in total and a TDP of 125 watts. By the way, it supports dual channel DDR4 2933 MHz RAM natively.
As a more interesting and novel part of this processor, Intel has introduced Thermal Velocity Boost technology that works similar to its current top-of-the-range processors. The processors that support this algorithm, such as the Core i9-10900K we are talking about today, are capable of operating at 100 MHz more in their cores (which means 5.3 GHz turbo speed and 4.9 GHz sustained speed in all the cores), but only when the temperature of the processor allows it, as its name suggests, something that we can only achieve with the best heatsinks on the market.
We are going with the benchmarks that have been filtered. These are official company numbers, shown in a presentation. It must be said that the 10900K has two cores and four threads more than the 9900K (which has 8 cores and 16 threads), so the increase in performance is certainly remarkable.
As it is a presentation in internal theory of the company, Intel has also included in it the state PL2 of energy, which shows the maximum TDP when all cores reach the maximum frequency. The 9900K has 95W of TDP and 210W PL2 while the 10900K has 125W of TDP and 250W PL2, so the increase in consumption is also notable.
As you can see on the slide, the performance improvement in single thread processes is only 3%, practically marginal, while the performance in multi thread processes is increased by 30%, something normal because as we said before this processor has 25% more of cores and threads as above and with a much higher consumption.