First Core i9-10900K Review Pits Intel’s Flagship Processor Against AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X and 3950X

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The embargo for Comet Lake-S hasn’t lifted yet, but China’s TecLab (via VideoCardz) has gone ahead and published the world’s first review of Intel’s latest flagship processor, the Core i9-10900K. As some of you might have suspected, the 10C/20T chip is largely outclassed in the multi-threaded arena by AMD’s own flagships, the Ryzen 9 3900X and 3950X, which offer two and six more cores, respectively. Intel’s Core i9-10900K does manage to put up a decent fight for gaming and lighter-threaded tasks, however.

One area where Intel’s Core i9-10900K definitely takes the crown is power consumption. TecLab’s chip managed to reach 338 W in its tests, while AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X and 3950X hit 262 and 306 W, respectively. All three processors were cooled with an EK-AIO 360 D-RGB (EKWB).

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Here’s a very rough (machine) translation of TecLab’s overall findings:

  1. i9 10900K power consumption and temperature are high again, 360 integrated water cooling is the minimum heat dissipation standard
  2. Rely on CPU rendering + transcoding applications, or choose Ryzen 9 is stronger
  3. Playing games and daily operations Application, the new i9 at 5GHz + clock speed is indeed faster
  4. The overclocking performance comparison test of the three processors has been completed, and it will be launched in the near future 5. Finally, correct the memory parameters in the configuration list, AMD X570 part, the frequency is DDR4 -3600 The timing is 18-22-22-42 1T FCLK = 1800

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