Intel will release Comet Lake series products, which are 10th generation processors this year. The prices of these processors are already taking place on retail sites. Prices are not much different than expected.
Intel, which has been the undisputed leader of the processor market for a long time, has managed to maintain its leadership in recent years, but it has gained serious market share especially to AMD. The company’s new product in competition with the Ryzen series is the 10th generation Comet Lake processors.
Some information about these processors has been revealed before, the features of the processors have been explained. Gradually, the prices of these products have become clear, and processors have started to appear on the sites selling online.
Intel’s 10th generation Comet Lake desktop processor prices
One of Canada’s tech vendors listed three different 10th generation desktop processors on its site. It looks like these processors are already on the pre-order. Considering the recent supply shortages, this may not change for a long time.
The site featured 10-core Core i9-10900, 8-core Core i7-10700K and Core i7-10700 models. The price of the Core i9-10900 desktop processor is $ 679 Canadian (about $ 3260). The price of the Core i7-10700K was $ 585 Canadian (2807 TL), while the amount that those who want to buy the Core i7-10700 should review is $ 506 Canadian (2429 TL). Of course, these prices can be lowered a bit when the products are released.
New Intel Processors or AMD Ryzen 3000 series?
Each new processor model performs better than the previous one. This situation never changes. What matters in the processor market today is to leave the development of competitors behind. So how does Intel’s new processors perform against the Ryzen 3000 series, AMD’s desktop processors?
Core i9-10900 performance
Core i9-10900 has 10 cores and 20 threads. The chip has a total memory of 20 MB, while its TDP is 65 W. The main performance of the chip is 2.8 GHz, while the single core turbo performance is 5.0 GHz, the Turbo Boost Max 3.0 performance is 5.1 GHz and the Thermal Velocity Boost performance is 5.2 GHz. The maximum performance of the chip in all cores was 4.6 GHz.
The price of the Core i9-9900 went on sale at a similar price last year. The latest benchmark tests revealed that the chip was consuming too much power and getting too hot. In other words, it does not seem possible to maintain high speeds for a long time.
The rival of this processor will be AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. This processor has 12 cores and 24 threads, while its price was lower. In terms of price, AMD seems to be a better choice.
Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel Core i7-10700K has 8 cores and 16 threads. This processor’s speed can increase to 5.1 GHz in a single core, while multi-core performance is 4.7 GHz. TDP value of the chip with 16 MB memory is 125 W.
This processor provides much higher performance than the 9th generation i7-9700K it replaces. The Ryzen 7 3800X has lower speeds but a lower price. The Ryzen 7 3700X, on the other hand, offers a close performance even though it is cheaper.
Intel Core i7-10700 performance
Core i7-10700 is one of the models with 8 cores and 16 threads, this model also has 16 MB of memory but TDP value is lower, 65 W.
The processor, which has a performance of 4.7 GHz in a single core, is 4.8 GHz. In terms of performance, Core i7-10700, which has similar features with Core i7-10700K, has a more affordable price. On the other hand, Ryzen 7 3700X stands out with its free design difference, which has better performance and is not found in 10th generation 65W processors.
Generally speaking, these prices seem to be close to reality, albeit slightly higher than official sales figures. What do you think about new processors? If you gathered a desktop computer today, which one would you choose?