Intel Core i9-10900K is the 'world's fastest gaming processor,' and you can preorder one now

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What you need to know

  • The Intel Core i9-10900K is available for preorder.
  • The 14nm processor has at least 10 cores and 20 threads.
  • It's available for preorder through B&H for $600.

Intel's powerful 10th Gen Core i9-10900K is now available for preorder through B&H. The flagship 14nm processor has a maximum boost clock speed of 5.3GHz and default base clock speed of 3.7GHz at 125W. Intel states that the MSRP of the Core i-9-10900K is $488, but the B&H listing has the price at $600 (via Tom's Hardware).

Intel announced the i9-10900K alongside the i7-10700K and the i5-10600K. Thanks to Thermal Velocity Boost it can reach up to 5.3GHz. It has a base frequency of 3.7GHz and goes up to 4.8GHz in boost. Intel states that the i9-10900K offers double-digit gains over the 9900K and refers to the new processors as the "world's fastest gaming processor."

The i9-10900K also includes native support for DDR4-2933 RAM and 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes. It has an L3 cache of 20MB.

Intel's other new chips, the i7-10700K, and the i5-10600K aren't available for checkout yet. You can read more about Intel's new lineup of chips here and check out the listing for the Core i9-10900K at B&H.

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