Intel 10th Generation S-series Processors with Advanced Features Launched

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In April 2020, Intel announces new desktop processors as part of the 10th Gen Intel Core processor family, including Intel’s flagship Core i9-10900K processor, the world’s fastest gaming processor. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Intel has launched 10th Generation S-series processors for desktop PCs. The company’s production team has been working round the clock despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The 10th Generation S-series processor ships with overclocking enhancements with the help of the new knobs. The Intel Extreme tuning utility has been refreshed with graphics related improvements. The new processor is capable of running with up to 5.3GHz.

Intel has employed the Thin Die STIM or Solder Thermal Interface Material on the processor to maintain cooler temperature even during extreme gaming sessions. The Turbo Boost Max Technology v3.0 automatically identifies the best performing core to deliver enhanced performance. According to Intel, the newly launched 10th-generation processors ships with two best cores for the improvement of the single and dual-core turbo performance. The voltage has not ben increased on these cores.

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In April 2020, Intel announces new desktop processors as part of the 10th Gen Intel Core processor family, including Intel’s flagship Core i9-10900K processor, the world’s fastest gaming processor. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

The 10th Generation S-series processors make use of up to 10 cores and 20 threads depending upon the advancement of the chipset. The new processor is available in Coire i9, Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 variants. The complete list of the new processors are given below

i9-10900K
i9-10900KF
i9-10900
i9-10900F
i7-10700K
i7-10700KF
i7-10700
i7-10700F
i5-10600K
i5-10600KF
i5-10600
i5-10500
i5-10400
i5-10400F
i3-10320
i3-10300
i3-10100

While the base Intel Core i3 processor model starts at $122, the high-end advanced Core i9 processors are available starting $488. Intel also released the old Pentium Gold range processors and they are priced between $64 and $86. The Pentium chipsets are budget-friendly but their performance will be below par when compared with the mainstream processors.

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