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(Leak) i9-10900KF – 10 cores, 20 threads, but behind the Ryzen 3900X

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(Leak) i9-10900KF - 10 cores, 20 threads, but behind the Ryzen 3900X

As you may know, the new Intel Core 10000 are about to hit the market, led by Core i9-10900K (unlocked version) and 10900KF (unlocked version without iGPU). That said, a new 'leak' has just arrived on the Internet, showing some of the potential of the new high-end KF version of the microprocessor giant.

(Leak) Intel Core i9-10900KF – 10 cores, 20 threads… But behind the Ryzen 3900X

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Therefore, it is almost official, the new top of the range from Intel arrives with 10 cores and 20 threads, with the base frequency of 3.7 GHz and boost of 5.1 GHz. (It is possible to go up to 5.2GHz in a single core, with Turbo technology Boost Max 3.0)

In addition, we still have 16MB of L3 cache and 4MB of L2 cache (Total 20MB of Cache memory). However, the TDP is at 125W, but in a ‘Boost’ state, it is possible that it will exceed 300W of TDP… Which would be expected, considering the 14nm process +++++++++++ (x infinite) and increased cores.

Having said all that, let's go to the benchmarks!

The Intel Core i9-10900KF achieved 12412 points in the 3DMark Time Spy test, which curiously falls slightly below the previous benchmark of the i9-10900K which had already reached 13142 points. (May be due to the RAM configuration used in the test, DDR4-2400 vs DDR4-2666)

How does this new top of the line behave against the Ryzen 9 3900X with more than 6 months on the market? Well … Stay back … In short, these results explain why AMD is planning not to launch new processors in 2020 based on the Zen 2+ architecture, the bet will only be made in 2021 with the Zen 3 architecture! Now see a comparison below:

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (DDR4-3800 / 32 GB) – 13,650 points
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (DDR4-3400 / 32 GB) – 13,193 points
  • Intel Core i9-10900K (DDR4-2666 / 64 GB) – 13,142 points
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (DDR4-3200 / 32 GB) – 12,857 points
  • Intel Core i9-10900KF (DDR4-2400 / 16 GB) – 12,412 points

Editor's Note – Memory configurations are very different, we have to draw new conclusions when Intel's new flagship is tested with faster RAM.

However, in view of these ‘leaked’ results, Intel cannot choose a price too high for this offer. At the risk of not being a threat to rival AMD. Especially now that the head of Ryzen 3000 processors has already started campaigning with various offers and discounts in almost the entire range.

Furthermore, what do you think about all this? Share your opinion with us in the comments below.

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