[TechSpot] Slides reveal Intel's entire 10th-gen series: Up to 5.3 GHz and 10 cores
Intel is offering an appealing upgrade with their tenth generation of mainstream processors. Every CPU now has hyperthreading, and every CPU is getting a 100-200 MHz speed bump over its predecessor. The flagship i9-10900K is also getting two extra cores and a new boost mode that can push speeds up to 5.3 GHz.
This has been rumored for a minute. Would love a 10 core 9900k but if it's over $500 they can keep it.
Pricing is definitely key for the 10 series. If they release them soon, they can probably command up to 500$ for the 10900K, but if it's a closer launch to Zen 3, it'll have to go for sub-400$ to be honest. I'm expecting intel to try and price these CPUs ridiculously low to try and keep Ryzen 4000 out of peoples hands. If they are priced too high, sales will dry up just like the 9000 series
i3-Max K-sku 120$
i5 Max K-sku 200$
i7 Max K-sku 300$
i9 Max K-sku 400$
Not sure who will buy these besides die hard intel fans. Anyone thinking 5.3ghz all core on a 14nm part without extreme cooling is just foolish.
If intel made it drop in and go for z370/z390 owners then it might have some place. But new mobo is a pain. Most 9900k owners(myself included) wont budge as it won't be any faster in games and for only a 2 core bump for multi loads ain't worth it.
Anyone who is serious about heavy threaded loads is already on 3900x-3950x by time theses even become readily available.
Maybe hard core gamer that still be sitting on a haswell or older? I dunno. And zen 3 around the corner too wont be kind to 10th gen. But all depends on price like all things in life.