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Today launches Intel Officially the XNUMXth series of processors core Its for the desktop market. Processors core The tenth generation also represents the beginning of a new platform generation with a brand new resident named LGA1200.
We are reaching this launch and this new generation of processors after many years of it Intel Continues to use the same foundation of the manufacturing process we know from Skylake's sixth generation core Starring core i7 6700K.
God-Core i7 6700K, Which is based on a 14 nm relatively fresh domestic process Intel Launched in August of 2015, the gaming capabilities that are available with a four-core desktop processor are considered to be rising. For many, the Core i7 6700K symbolizes one of the most notable processors of the last decade for users, with great overclocking capabilities and first-class memory support DDR4 That accompanies us to this day.
In January of 2017, Intel launched the same resident (LGA1151) another processor series called the Kaby-Lake code. God-Core i7 7700K It is the fastest processor for the bracket. At that time, and without significant competition on the part AMD, The XNUMXth generation Core series has been minimal improvement in every possible area for a similar price. All price ranges were launched Processors Which reached a slightly higher frequency, but not much beyond.
Thanks to the first serious competition from the competitor's house, and the desire to move fast beyond the four-core glass ceiling to the mainstream resident, we saw something we don't normally see from Intel, and that same October, it launches the eighth-generation starCore i7 8700K.
This time there is a transverse change in processing capabilities as processors core The i7 in the eighth series came with six processing cores, a 50% increase over the previous series. Action frequencies have also begun to rise and Intel is pushing to continue to be relevant for many who are considering purchasing a new computer.
Passing one year, the competition introduces another new series of its own (Ryzen 2000), and Intel continues to respond to inflate its processors with more cores With the launch of the Core i9 9900K Has 8 cores. Keep in mind, all this time we're still left with the same 14 nm manufacturing process we know more fromcore i7 6700K. It is true to say that thanks to the seniority and the research addition, there have been relative improvements in electrical efficiency over the years, but the architecture and manufacturing process in general remains very similar. Even the built-in graphical core of these processors remained the same as we knew in the sixth generation.
It's no secret that right now Intel is having trouble delivering advanced production processors for desktop users, it's something We knew that much more would happen in advance. Still, with the tools she has and the desire to continue to be competitive, she decides Intel Pull the trigger and release a new platform today with a variety of improvements to attract many users to choose it over the competitor in the coming months.
Right now, the most important thing for Intel to emphasize is that working frequency is the most important thing… so it added two more cores to its flagship processor, the Core i9 10900K… because even Intel Know it's hard to stay complacent when the competition offers Processors Owns 12 and 16 cores for mainstream residency. Still, thecore The i9 10900K offers the highest operating frequencies we've ever seen for a desktop processor with a maximum turbo frequency of up to 5.3Ghz.
Remember, this is what the new line of CPUs looks like Intel Core Series. There are several other models to be launched in the coming months, but that is most of the same product line. Core i9 processors are exclusively 10-core processors, while Core i7 maintains an 8-core, Core i5 are 6-core processors and Core i3 contains 4 cores. כל Processors Intel In the tenth generation of core Supports HyperThreading technology and therefore their actual number of capillaries is double.
Official Review Kit Intel Includes CPU core i9 10900K alongside core i5 10600K. For the first time, official review kits also contain the processor names on the processor itself, instead of "Intel confidential," cheers.
This review focuses specifically on the flagship Core i9 10900K, while a second review focuses on the Core i5 10600K. We hope that in the near future we can focus on more processors from the new series of processors Intel, That there are some more that interest us such as core i7 10700K andcore i5 10400F at competitive price points.
As mentioned, this processor contains 10 cores and 20 active capillaries. His work frequency is the highest we have seen for a desktop processor to date, even given his large number of cores. With the maximum effort of even a high number of cores (4 or more) it can be met spending 5Ghz and even 5.1Ghz. In extreme situations when two active cores need to perform a task quickly, it will also accelerate to 5.3Ghz for a split second.
The bracket, the LGA1200 is brand new from home Intel And built to deal primarily with 11th generation processors core, When the XNUMXth generation processors called Comet Lake S, are a kind of middle generation. There are a few good reasons to think this way, when first and foremost this new platform comes with support forPCI-Express Version 4.0 when processors only support version 3.0 and support is not possible with them.
The processor heat casing is set at 125W. Setting the heat casing according to Intel Says that as long as the processor stays at its base frequency of effort (3.7Ghz), one or less of it is the amount of heat it will emit and the amount of electricity it will also consume. Later in the review, we examined how high his actual power consumption was under effort.
One of the physical changes she made Intel Moving to the XNUMXth generation processors is enhancing silicon heat transfer capabilities outward. The processor's silicon coating is now significantly thinner, and the cap made of copper has become thicker. Thanks to better heat transfer properties, this means that heat will move outward more efficiently.
Now, without saying words, we will pass the performance tests.
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Test system and performance tests
For our Core i9 10900K exam system, we focus primarily on the flagships of each generation. It is important to emphasize how much improvement has been made compared to previous generations, and it is important to see what the difference is between this processor and the Ryzen 9 3900X competing with it. Both of these processors come at a fairly similar cost, and the Ryzen 9 from home AMD Although expected to be cheaper.
The examination system includes:
- Gigabyte Z490 VISION G, Z390 AORUS Pro for Intel
- Asus Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi X570 for AMD
- ADATA DDR4 2X8GB 3600Mhz
- ADATA SP610 512GB + Toshiba Vertex 460 256GB SSD
- Noctua NH-D15S, NZXT X62 for 10900K
- Corsair HX 1050W
- Palit GeForce RTX 2080 GamingPro
I decided to choose the RTX 2080 graphics card to form the basis of all gaming exams due to the fact that its given graphics power is similar to many advanced video cards currently on the market. Within the range of 20% of it is a series Radeon RX 5700 alongside RTX 2060 Super andRTX 2070 Super. Of course you can also considerRTX 2080 Super by comparison.
The goal is not to create a bottleneck as large as possible for processors, but to create a realistic state of the art computer system that will be purchased or upgraded this year or later. Exam resolutions are 1920 × 1080 and 2560 × 1440.
Many have already discussed the possibility that the number of cores and unusual tone of thecore i9 10900K may impair its performance in some programs. Because of this, we decided to test it without HyperThreading at all, to reach a total of only 10 physical cores without logic.
Blender rendering test is the first on our test list, and there are very important reasons for that. Here you can see the pure processing power of Processors With a fairly modern Rendor engine. This test shows that even though the core speed of 10900K is higher, the lack of two processing cores compared to 3900X shows that rendering with it will be longer.
The difference is not very large and stands at only about ten percent. Although, at a similar price point, it should be recognized that 3900 X is still slightly faster at this chore.
Handbrake Conversion Software is a great free tool for fast conversion Video Between formats and quality. In this software, the performance difference between processors is not dramatic, with 3900X remaining at the top, and 10900K with a slight difference behind it.
The Cinebench R20 rendering test based on the Cinema4D rendering engine shows that the 10900 K is slightly behind the 3900 X, even here at around 10900 percent. The single-core performance of the XNUMX K is the highest today, so it leads in the single core test.
We came to Gaming, the territory of Intel. In the Overwatch game, the 10900 K is the new carrier, with the highest possible amount of prime frame rate of recent generations. This game relies less on the amount of cores and more on the core speed itself, indicating the Core i7 6700K. Some might argue that the performance differences between the fast and slow processors on the list are not very large, and this is a legitimate claim, but those who are interested in the fastest processors may want to consider purchasing a processor Intel Simply because they are faster on average.
Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 game is a little weird beast. This is a 8700K game with a six core lead in performance. It is not even the processor with the highest working frequency, but it is the behavior that is achieved in this specific game. It is possible that adding cores, as fast as they are over six, simply reduces performance. Luckily, the negative effect is not very large for Intel processors compared to themselves, either AMD Compared to themselves.
The Metro Exodus game is a slightly odd case, but displays particularly heavy graphics for a 4-core and 8-cap processor for still good results. It can be argued that the 8700 K would be preferable due to higher minimum frames. The amount of frames that a 10900K can deliver in this test mode is slightly lower than others, but slightly higher than the 3900X.
The Last Tomb Raider is a game that likes fast cores, but a lot of them, too. God-core The i9 10900K with and without capillary is the processor that manages to produce the maximum amount and with a very large difference of frames. Even with RTX 2080, this is a game that is very hungry for general processing resources.
The 3DMark synthetic test gives another glimpse into how a contestant can push graphical capability forward. Although the Core i9 10900K is the new king of this test in the category Processors, It's important to see that 3900 X is the leader in graphical, performance grade RTX 2080 below this test were the highest in the small difference.
Power and Heat - Really Impermeable?
The network rattles quite a bit on the heat emission of 14 nm processors IntelAnd many speculate that even with the advanced quota solution it implements, thecore The i9 10900K will probably be an "impossible to cool" processor. One can understand where such speculation begins, as the previous generation processors were not known to be particularly cool.
When I went to choose a cooling for thecore i9 10900K, of the coolers available to me yes I decided to go for something relatively advanced, the NZXT Kraken X62 which is a kit Cooling Praised water. This is slightly more advanced than advanced air cooling, such as the D15 NoctuaAlthough a relatively small difference.
I have set a reasonable fan profile where a temperature of 70 ° C will bring both fans to 40% speed. In general, thecore The i9 10900K behaved quite well. Power consumption into the bracket stabilized at about 180W with 10W increments and decreases every few seconds.
On the face of it - the improved quota solution seems to work for the hot processor, and working temperatures will indicate this, with the ambient temperature being 27 ° C. Within these chassis temperatures are expected to climb slightly, but do not reach troubled situations of 95 degrees or more. It is important to maintain the rules of thumb for healthy air circulation anyway.
Advice for anyone planning to purchase such a tenth generation processor and adapt it to work with quiet-level cooling - clear the CPU input voltage, most often there is a relatively large difference between the default working voltage and the working voltage with which the processor can work without stability problems. In case of core i9 10900K We were able to shave about 40W between these modes without losing Performence rule. Voltage optimization for high-frequency processors is the new overclocking in this reality.
Summary - The processor is fast, but not alone
In all the years of HWzone as a media that writes about hardware and processors in particular (and we're marching towards 20th anniversary), we don't remember such a serious war between the two chip giants Intel andAMD. For us, their tough competition at the beginning of the last decade pales in comparison to the accelerated development they are currently putting into each other. In war as in war, it turns out ...
When the 14-nm generation started for the masses in 2015, we couldn't believe it would reach such heights Intel. Fate seems to have arranged for her an unusual sequence of events that includes rejection of the advanced production line, combined with a resurrected competitor from the dead with unprecedented revenge and has been busy beating and beating ever since.
Intel continues to give Polishing the production process and increase the number of cores, as it now seems that there is a transition to a completely new and generation-based bracket when it uses most of the previous technologies. This is to offer a response and keep it as relevant as possible while another generation is already in the oven for the same resident.
Performance core The i9 10900K in general are good, even great. There aren't many surprises here, it's actually aboutcore i9 9900K with two more cores and a little more frequency, it's a monster Performence Serious in every possible work area on your PC. Although, it is very important to know that in many heavy processing operations, the Ryzen 9 3900X displays Performence Are the same at worst or better at everything else. On the other hand, it's a slower average gaming process.
The sacrifice the customer has is that he gives up 20% extra cores for 10% extra power per core if he decides to purchase the 10900K over 3900X.There are times when the sacrifice might be worth it, and some are not. About the solution Cooling These are high caliber processors here, and even with 3900X Cooling In the box and with the 10900 K no, both will need advanced cooling anyway to maintain a reasonable noise level. The 10900 K is not a processor that is "hard to cool" but will require Cooling Advanced at the very least. It's easy for me to assume Cooling For less than 200 shekels, run at room temperature and claim there is no problem doing so, but summer is already here in full effect and working temperatures inside Enclosures Change the picture a bit.
In summary, it is a fairly interesting product that one can say with caution that its purchase can be useful for many users with very specific requirements. Compared to the previous generation, you don't have to grab your head and say "Too bad! Not too bad?" About purchasing such a product for anyone who can afford it. The ratio of a small amount of cores from the competition to a higher core speed is something that can wink at many. Either way, the performance differences are not very large, in most cases. Blue side gaming advantage, Red side productivity advantage.
God-core The i9 10900K is expected to be available in stores priced at $ 500 before taxes, or the launch price of core Previous generation i9 9900K, so over NIS 2200. He comes without Cooling And fits the bracket LGA1200 In the chipset Z490, H470, B460, and H410 (Don't use 10900K with H410, please). These motherboards and a fresh platform are also available as of today for immediate purchase. Here on the site we will bring you many reviews of the leading motherboard manufacturers in the industry.