Installation

We want to thank ASUS for providing us a full retail motherboard to use for this launch.  We are using an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME Z490 motherboard.  You can read a little more about this motherboard here.  We will be performing a full review on this motherboard in the future, so stay tuned.

The ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME Z490 naturally supports the new LGA 1200 socket.  As you can see in the pictures the actual mounting holes for coolers are the same as LGA 1151.  We were easily able to install our Corsair H115i LGA 1151 mounting bracket on the board on the backside and the holes lined up perfectly.  We were able to attach the threads to it with no issues.  This allows us to mount our Corsair H115i using the included Intel bracket which fits on and screwed down perfectly.

You can see what the Intel Core i5-10600K looks like above, it is similar to any other Intel CPU.  There are just more contacts on the backside.    

The CPU easily secured in the socket and installing cooling was simple and just worked.

Software Information

Here are some CPUz, HWiNFO and Aida64 CPU spec information screenshots for your viewing pleasure to learn all the details of this CPU.

Intel Core i5-10600K HWiNFO

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9 Comments

  1. There are several sites like B&H listing prices for them, but availability is unknown. B&H does list the 10700 for sale. If you go to the drop down, it shows "coming soon" for most of the CPU’s. So, availability may be there but its spotty at best.
  2. Nicely written article as well. I preferred the order of presentation and including the overclocked results of the bigger chip. But this was all there as well.

    I do kinda sorta miss a pull down to hop to the testing results, sometimes reading the methodology is nice, but when it is a site and testers I trust I just want to see some numbers! ;)

  3. We may create a unified CPU review format at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this was the least amount of lead time we’ve ever had so Brent and I worked entirely independently to get these done.
  4. We may create a unified CPU review format at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this was the least amount of lead time we’ve ever had so Brent and I worked entirely independently to get these done.

    Naaa it’s all good. I enjoyed reading both reviews. Good on both of you on cranking these out in the short window you had!

  5. I do kinda sorta miss a pull down to hop to the testing results

    Table of Contents is at the top of both articles for me – is it missing for you?

    If it’s there now and was missing, it was likely when Brent was fixing some internal links as the plugin for it will randomly turn off the ToC when making edits.

    If it’s not there now, then you’re blocking that javascript.

    If you’re missing something else… please describe?

  6. Table of Contents is at the top of both articles for me – is it missing for you?

    If it’s there now and was missing, it was likely when Brent was fixing some internal links as the plugin for it will randomly turn off the ToC when making edits.

    If it’s not there now, then you’re blocking that javascript.

    If you’re missing something else… please describe?

    I may have grown accustomed to looking for the jump pages at the bottom of the screen in a pull down and never thought to check the top… maybe…. damnit.

  7. I may have grown accustomed to looking for the jump pages at the bottom of the screen in a pull down and never thought to check the top… maybe…. damnit.

    You inspired me to see if my WordPress/wizardry has grown enough to figure out how to put it back at the bottom. Looks like it worked. Enjoy the ToC at top and bottom of content and let me know if I broke something by doing that…

  8. You inspired me to see if my WordPress/wizardry has grown enough to figure out how to put it back at the bottom. Looks like it worked. Enjoy the ToC at top and bottom of content and let me know if I broke something by doing that…

    That works!

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