The Best 10th-Gen Core CPU Although the 10600K looks quite good compared to past Intel offerings.
New 6-core, 12-thread processor is coming up against the Ryzen 7 3700X, while AMD’s own 6-core CPU, the Ryzen 5 3600 is considerably cheaper at $200.
Having tested the Core i9-10900K and Core i7-10700K in the past week, only the Core i5-10600K remains to complete our tour of the new 10th-gen Intel Core K-series parts aimed at enthusiast builders.
What all that means is, for roughly the same price AMD is offering more cores and that will undoubtedly result in better productivity performance.
However, for those of you seeking maximum frame rates in games, while also being somewhat budget conscious, the Core i5-10600K might have something to offer here.After all most games don’t require a 6-core, 12-thread processor, certainly not one using a modern architecture clocked near 5 GHz. Of course.
Core i7 and Core i9
there are other benefits of the higher end Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs such as a large L3 cache, but in most games they probably won’t be that much faster. It’s also very likely that you’ll be able to overclock the 10600K to around 5 to 5.1 GHz and achieve Core i7-10700K and by extension Core i9-10900K-like performance, at a fairly hefty discount.
Intel core i5 10600k image.
Our test setup mirrors the one from previous reviews. Ryzen processors were tested on the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master, 8th and 9th-gen Intel Core processors were tested on the Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra, and the new 10th-gen Intel processors on the Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme.
For this review we’re going to look exclusively at results for Intel CPUs that aren’t power limited, so no TDP limited testing. This is typically how we test Intel CPUs, such as the 9900K and this is also how the majority of Z490 boards operate out of the box. So while we’ll be using the default clock multiplier tables, none of the Intel CPUs are adhering to any power limits.
All configurations were tested with an RTX 2080 Ti, 32GB of DDR4-3200 CL14 memory and a Corsair Hydro H150i Pro 360mm AIO liquid cooler.(techspot)