An as-yet-unreleased mystery Intel CPU strongly believed to the upcoming top-end 10th Gen Intel Core i9, has significant performance gains over its immediate predecessor. According to a leaked internal document, the 10th Generation of Intel Core i9-10900K is supposed to be 30 percent faster than the i9-9900K. The primary difference between the two generations of premium Intel processors is that the 9th Gen packs 8 Cores, while the latest upcoming generation features 10 Cores.
A popular Weibo user who goes by the name of MebiuW claims to be in the possession of a secret internal document belonging to Intel Corporation. The document, which the user has leaked online, showcases the performance of the unreleased ten-core Core i9-10900K. The latest CPU from Intel was certainly expected to be revealed soon, but the company has maintained a high level of secrecy about the latest generation of top-end Intel CPUs, namely the 10th-Gen Comet Lake parts.
Allegedly Leaked Internal Intel Document Claims Intel Core i9-10900K Is Up To 30 Percent Better Than Previous Generation of the CPU:
The leaked document, which is supposed to contain the synthetic benchmarks of Intel Core i9-10900K, claims the unreleased and unannounced processor is up to 30 percent faster than the i9-9900K, in threaded workloads. This document includes SYSmark, SPEC, XPRT, and Cinebench benchmarks. As expected, it is only the Cinebench benchmarks, offers a rather subdued evaluation of the premium Intel CPU. There’s no surprise that except Cinebench, the majority of the other tests routinely feature in Intel’s internal benchmarks.
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The seemingly lofty 30 percent performance gains of the 10th Gen Intel Core i9 over 9th Gen Core i9 are accorded by the SPEC benchmark. The Cinebench R15 benchmarks claim a 26 percent performance boost. Surprisingly, the most critical evaluation of Intel Core i9-10900K comes from XPRT which averages about 3 to 4 percent higher improvement. The test results may appear skewed partly because the 9th and 10th Generation of Intel Core i9 CPU is based on very similar core architecture. Moreover, the benchmark measures single-threaded performance.
Intel Still Pushing Out Chips Fabricated On The Rapidly Aging 14nm Production Process:
The increasingly obsolete 14nm process has offered some surprising gains in clock speed. However, Intel’s retention of the old technology for new chips has come at a sacrifice of power. The new mystery Intel Core i9-10900K is a great example that proves the performance bump is only equal to as many cores Intel has added to the 10900K. In other words, Intel hasn’t made very much, if any, gain on individual core clock speeds.
Speaking about power or TDP, Intel’s alleged leak document lists two power ratings of the Intel Core i9-10900K. The test results of the synthetic benchmark put the 10900K at a 125W TDP but also lists a 250W TDP. The secondary value could easily represent the chips’ PL2 power state that’s required to hit all-core boost clock rates.
El Intel Core i9-10900KF se deja ver en imagen, el Core i9-10900K sin iGPU https://t.co/tu1Jt9IAtm
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A small footnote additionally mentions the performance might not reflect all of the latest security updates. Needless to add, most security updates that users will need to download and apply for Intel CPUs, degrade the performance. Still, Intel has allegedly compared the performance of its latest CPU to another processor it makes and sells. Hence the remark might not have much real-world impact.
The 10th Generation of 10-Core Intel Core i9-10900K is certainly better than its predecessor. However, Intel still has tough competition from AMD. The Ryzen 3000 Series and the Threadripper Series have much higher multi-threaded performance, with a surprising price advantage as well. If these projections are accurate, Intel will have to offer the Intel Core i9-10900K at a very attractive price to beat the competition.