What simply occurred? Following rumors of its imminent arrival, Intel has lastly revealed the Core i9-10850Ok—a chip that shares all of the specs of the Core i9-10900Ok however is clocked barely decrease and is cheaper than the flagship CPU.
Earlier this month, a GeekBench entry for the Core i9-10850Ok confirmed it providing related efficiency to the Core i9-10900Ok, which isn’t a shock, provided that the one distinction between the 2 is the newer chip runs 100MHz slower throughout all clocks, from base to turbo.
The Core i9-10850Ok comes with the identical 10-core/20-thread configuration because the 10900Ok, together with the identical Thermal Velocity Boost characteristic, 125W TDP, and UHD 630 built-in GPU. The minor clock pace distinction means the 10850Ok ought to supply simply three % much less efficiency than the 10900Ok at a lower cost level.
We knew the brand new processor can be cheaper than the highest Comet Lake providing, and now Intel has confirmed it. The firm’s bulk pricing for the 10850Ok is $453 per chip, whereas the 10900Ok is $488. That’s per thousand items, reasonably than the upper retail costs.
We anticipated the 10850Ok to be round $30 – $50 cheaper than the 10900Ok, and it appears this would be the case. We additionally know this chip can be obtainable on to the general public, reasonably than being an OEM-only product reserved for machine producers.
One may marvel why Intel even launched a CPU that’s so much like its flagship. It could also be that the corporate is making an attempt to handle Comet Lake shortages by including the 10850Ok to the road, or they might simply be chips that by no means made the reduce to develop into 10900Ok processors.