Intel Core i9-10900K CPU Review

Product Stack and Pricing

As outlined above, Intel is refreshing its mainstream stack top to bottom. Not only that but Intel is giving far less of a discount on its KF models this go around based on the chart above. Do keep in mind though that the pricing is what Intel calls its Recommended Customer Pricing. For some reason, Intel doesn’t like to give actual prices and retailers can do pretty much what they want.

I won’t talk too much about the models we don’t have. However, it’s interesting to note how the clock speeds are largely the same across the board. It is rather core count and iGPU that differentiate each model. You have to drop pretty far in the stack to see major clock speed changes. Some have slightly different TDP’s as well. Many models have been given a higher TDP than their counterparts from the last generation. It’s up from 95w to 125w.

As far as pricing goes, Intel has CPU’s between $42 and $488. Again, that’s RCP and not retail pricing. But the entire range of offerings is quite vast.

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