Intel Confirms Launch of Core i9-10850K at $453

/ 3 years ago
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Since the start of the month, rumors began to emerge that Intel was working on a brand new processor release from the Comet Lake-S range. Specifically cited as the Core i9-10850K, this was certainly something of a curious creature as, rather than a refresh (as recently seen with the AMD Ryzen 3000 ‘XT’ processors), this was a brand new release from a line-up that had initially made its debut around 3 months ago.

With more than a few hints suggesting that the launch was fast approaching, in a report via Videocardz, it is now official. The Intel Core i9-10850K is here!

Intel Core i9-10850K

With the launch now confirmed, a lot of the speculation surrounding this CPU release has (somewhat surprisingly) proven to be highly-accurate. For example, when compared to the top-of-the-range 10900K, the 10850K comes in 100MHz slower (3.6GHz base up to 5.2GHz boost). Additionally, even the speculated price of circa $450 has proven to be correct with Intel citing an MSRP of $453.

While no direct performance comparisons are yet available, considering that this will retail for around $40 less than the 10900K, it certainly seems to be a very decent option for consumers.

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What Do We Think?

Pending the release of some actual (and confirmed) benchmark results, the biggest curiosity is undoubtedly going to be how this will compare to other Comet Lake-S processors and particularly those at the high-end level of performance. With them anticipated to hit retailers within the next few weeks, however, we’re not going to have to wait long before we find that out!

In a nutshell though, as someone who has (largely) been somewhat critical of the Comet Lake-S range, in terms of price to performance, the 10850K has the potential to be (perhaps surprisingly) one of the best releases from the entire series!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

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