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Intelligent Performance That Adapts to You

Combining an optimal balance of frequency, cores and threads, advanced tuning support, and blazing connectivity, new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors help supercharge desktop PCs and enable incredible new experiences and productivity. Whether you’re seeking to overclock for an added advantage, choose your own discrete graphics solution, or just take advantage of amazingly versatile performance, there’s a new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor for you.

New Key Desktop Features

  • Up to 5.3 GHz clock speed with Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB)1
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
  • Memory Support with DDR4-29332
  • Up to 10 cores and 20 threads
  • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) from the Intel® Core™ i9 Processor to the Intel® Core™ i3 desktop processor
  • New 2.5 G Ethernet3
  • New Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)4 5

Create, Play, Share, and Enjoy

Whether you’re gaming, creating or simply getting things done, when it comes to computing, speed is king. Frequency is measured in gigahertz (GHz)—it’s kind of like the speed limit of the data lanes inside your processor. Higher GHz speeds mean that all of the data blasting through your processor can move faster, allowing your system to perform more tasks in less time and delivering the best possible experience.

This means less waiting when running multiple demanding applications and the power to run multiple demanding applications with abandon. The 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900K processor is the world’s fastest gaming processor.6 That means it can help enable a great experience for whatever you’re looking to do.

Make the Most of Your Computing Experience with Intel

Choose Intel and you get more than just a great processor, you also get a host of complementary technologies available only on Intel® processor-based PCs. Take advantage of innovations like:

Technology

Benefit

Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB)1
Gamers and creators get up to a blazing 5.3 GHz, right out of the box, for fast performance.
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Delivers an automatic performance boost on lightly threaded applications.
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Now available across the entire processor stack—from the entry-level Intel® Core™ i3 processor to the unbeatable Intel® Core™ i9 processor.
Intel® Optane™ Technology Get enhanced performance to allow you to do what you do most, incredibly fast, smooth, and easy. From system startup to program launch, Intel® Optane™ technology can help accelerate the tasks you do most frequently and also help accelerate the launch and accessibility of large files.
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology Accelerate business productivity with the most advanced single-cable docking solution available. Thunderbolt™ 3 technology is the most advanced, efficient, and versatile I/O solution available with up to 40 Gb/s for data and video. Its single-cable docks with charging, external graphics, and built-in networking open up fresh possibilities.
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (Gig+) Now integrated into 10th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors, Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) Technology delivers nearly 3X faster downloads, and more reliable connections. Delivers best-inclass wireless experiences with the freedom and flexibility to be productive anywhere throughout the home or office.4 5
Intel® Ethernet Connection I225 Now available on platforms featuring 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the 2.5G Intel® Ethernet Connector I225 delivers greater than 2X the network speeds of 1GB Ethernet on existing cabling.3
Intel® Graphics Command Center Optimize your internal graphics experience.7

Enhanced Tools from Intel Enable Overclocking

Exceptionally Overclockable. Precisely tweak, tune and get more from unlocked 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with new precision overclocking controls designed for gamers, content creators and overclocking enthusiasts.8 Features like new enhanced voltage frequency control, PCIe* overclocking and per-core hyper-threading controls give overclockers more control than ever before.

Intel® Performance Maximizer (Intel® PM). Enhanced Intel® Performance Maximizer (Intel® PM) offers an active core group tuning feature that overclocks each core group, increasing their performance potential— enabling maximum gaming performance.9

Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU). Push the limits of high-performance desktops in new & innovative ways with a benchmarking tool designed for use by experienced overclockers.9 8

Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP). Vastly simplify the memory overclocking experience by removing the guess work when custom-tuning memory speeds.8

Motherboards

To make the most of the powerful new features of new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors, select a compatible Intel®-based 400 Series motherboard.

 

Intel®-Based 400 Series Z490

Intel®-Based 400 Series Q470

Intel®-Based 400 Series B460

Intel®-Based 400 Series H470

Intel®-Based 400 Series H410

Optimized for Gaming, overclocking, & multitasking Remotely managing, diagnosing, & updating computers Office productivity, 4K video streaming, photo editing 4K video streaming, photo editing & backup Everyday computing such as online browsing
Recommended Processors 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors that are Unlocked & Overclockable 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel vPro® technology 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors 10th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 10th Gen Intel® Celeron® processor
Intel® Optane™ Memory can accelerate the things that matter most to you; turning your unique computing habits into productivity advantages x x x x  
Overclocking allows the computer processor to operate out of specification to boost performance x        
Intel vPro® Technology provides hardware enhanced security features and remote manageability6
  x10 11
     
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) PCIe* RAID improves I/O performance and data storage reliability best used for video or image processing x x10
  x  

Processor Number
i9-10900K
i9-10900KF
i9-10900
i9-10850K i7-10700K
i7-10700
i7-10700KF
i9-10900F
i7-10700F
Base Frequency (ghZ)
Up to 3.7
Up to 3.7 Up to 2.8

Up to

3.6

Up to 3.8
Up to 2.9
Up to 3.8
Up to 2.8
Up to 2.9

Intel® Single Core Turbo Frequency (ghZ)

Up to 5.1
Up to 5.1
Up to 5.0

Up to

5.0

Up to 5.0
Up to 4.7
Up to 5.1
Up to 5.1
Up to 4.8

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency (ghZ)

Up to 5.2
Up to 5.2
Up to 5.1

Up to

5.1

Up to 5.1
Up to 4.8 Up to 5.1
Up to 5.1
Up to 4.8
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB) Technology Single/All Core Turbo Frequency (ghZ)1
Up to 5.3/4.9 Up to 5.3/4.9
Up to 5.2/4.6

Up to

5.2 / 4.8

NA NA NA
Up to 5.2/4.6
NA
Intel® All Core Turbo Frequency (ghZ)
Up to 4.8 Up to 4.8
Up to 4.5

Up to

4.7

Up to 4.7
Up to 4.6 Up to 4.7
Up to 4.5
Up to 4.6
Cores/Threads
10/20 10/20
10/20 10/20 8/16
8/16 8/16
10/20
8/16
Thermal Design Power
125 125
65 125 125 65 125
65
65
Total Platform PCIe* 3.0 Lanes
Up to 40 Up to 40
Up to 40 Up to 40 Up to 40
Up to 40 Up to 40
Up to 40
Up to 40
Unlocked8
x     x x        
Intel® Smart Cache 20M 20M
20M 20M 16M
16M 16M
20M
16M
Memory Support2
Two Channels DDR42933 Two Channels DDR42933
Two Channels DDR42933

Two

Channels

DDR4-

2933

Two Channels DDR42933
Two Channels DDR42933 Two Channels DDR42933
Two Channels DDR42933
Two Channels DDR42933
Processor Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® UHD Graphics 630

Intel®

UHD

Graphics

630

Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Intel® UHD Graphics 630     Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Intel® Optane™ Memory12 Support x x x x x x x x x

Processor Number
i5-10600K
i5-10600 i5-10600KF
i5-10500 i5-10400 i3-10320 i3-10300 i3-10100
Base Frequency (ghZ)
Up to 4.1
Up to 3.3
Up to 4.1
Up to 3.1
Up to 2.9
Up to 3.8 Up to 3.7 Up to 3.6

Intel® Single Core Turbo Frequency (ghZ)

Up to 4.8
Up to 4.8
Up to 4.8
Up to 4.5
Up to 4.3
Up to 4.6 Up to 4.4 Up to 4.3

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency (ghZ)

NA NA NA
NA
NA
NA NA NA
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB) Technology Single/All Core Turbo Frequency (ghZ)1
NA NA
NA
NA
NA
NA NA NA
Intel® All Core Turbo Frequency (ghZ)
Up to 4.5
Up to 4.4
Up to 4.5
Up to 4.2
Up to 4.0
Up to 4.4 Up to 4.2 Up to 4.1
Cores/Threads
6/12
6/12
6/12
6/12
6/12
4/8 4/8 4/8
Thermal Design Power
125
65 125
65
65
65 65 65
Total Platform PCIe* 3.0 Lanes
Up to 40
Up to 40
Up to 40
Up to 40
Up to 40
Up to 40 Up to 40 Up to 40
Unlocked8
x              
Intel® Smart Cache 12M
12M
12M
12M
12M
8M 8M 6M
Memory Support2
Two Channels DDR42666
Two Channels DDR42933
Two Channels DDR42933
Two Channels DDR42666
Two Channels DDR42666
Two Channels DDR42666 Two Channels DDR42666 Two Channels DDR42666
Processor Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
NA Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Intel® Optane™ Memory12 Support x x x x x x x x

Product and Performance Information

1

Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB) Disclaimer: Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB) feature is opportunistic at a temperature of 70°C or lower and when turbo power budget is available. The frequency gain and duration is dependent on the workload (best for bursty workloads), capabilities of the individual processor, and the processor cooling solution. Frequencies may reduce over time and longer workloads may start at the max frequency but drop as processor temperature increases.

2

DDR4 maximum speed support is 1 and 2 DPC for UDIMMs but only 1 DPC for SODIMMs. DDR4 2DPC UDIMM 2933 or 2666 is capable when same UDIMM part number are populated with in each channel.

3

I225 v1 (B1 stepping) reaches 2.5GbE on select switches/routers. visit www.intel.com/i225v1 for a list of validated switches/routers. I225 v2 (B2 stepping) is now in production and works at 2.5GbE on all compliant 2.5GbE Link partners.

4

802.11ax 2x2 160MHz enables 2402Mbps maximum theoretical data rates, ~3X (2.8X) faster than standard 802.11ac 2x2 80MHz (867Mbps) as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers.

5

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 requires specific hardware configurations. Discrete Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 available for chipsets not supporting connectivity integration.

6As measured by in-game benchmark mode performance (score or frames per second) where available, or frames per second where benchmark mode is unavailable. PC Gaming Processors Compared: 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900K processor, Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS processor, AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X. Prices of compared products may differ. Configurations: Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, Memory: 4x8GB DDR4 (2666, 2933 or 3200 per highest speed of the corresponding processor), Storage: Intel® Optane™ SSD 905P, OS Windows 10 Pro 1909 v720 19H2(RS6). Results: 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900K processor scored better on the majority of the 25+ game titles tested.
7

Available only on 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors featuring integrated graphics.

8Unlocked features are present with select chipsets and processor combinations. Altering clock frequency or voltage may void any product warranties and reduce stability, security, performance, and life of the processor and other components. Check with system and component manufacturers for details.
9

This tool requires download from intel.co.uk.

10Certain features may not be present in all SKUs.
11Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (Intel® SIPP), Intel vPro® technology, & Intel® AMT support requires select 10th gen Intel® Core™ processors and select Intel® 400 series chipsets.
12

Intel® Optane™ memory requires specific hardware and software configuration. Visit www.intel.co.uk/OptaneMemory for configuration requirements.