In the year 2018 Intel marked its 50th anniversary. What was meant to be an achievement at the time was overshadowed by a few setbacks. At the time, Intel was faced with the challenges of struggling spectra and meltdown, an outgoing CEO, in addition to the loss of confidence from Mac OS. However, the shortcomings did not stop them from growing; the company gradually bounced back with its latest state of the art release Intel 10th generation processor. In this article, we shall review how the exceptional features of Intel 10th generation processor transitions to improved performance efficiency, saving both on time and resources.
10th generation Intel Core i9 General features
It is no secret Intel 10th generation processor’s architectural design features outperforms the 9th generation Intel processor. Its features include
- A top commodity list 10 core and 20 thread CPU
- A fully functional 14nm architectural skylake derivative
- Increased memory performance of up to DDR4-2933
- A three parameter turbo speed ranging between (boost clock) 5.1 GHz to 5.3 GHz
- A thermal increase in velocity of 4.8GHz and 4.9GHz
- The chip is also reported to have a TDP rating of 125W
- Base clock 3.7GHz
- Integrated graphics Intel UHD 630
The processor is said to provide an additional 18% improved performance and an 8% general improvement when compared to the 9th generation Intel processor. The new Intel processor comes with an integrated Thunderbolt 3. CPU and laptop manufactured with the latest processors will consume less power compared to its downgraded processor. Its small size is also a plus for the new generation laptops as they are more likely to have sleek designs compared to those assembled with Intel 9th generation processors. The benefits bestowed upon 10th generation Intel i9 10900 come at a cost.
10th generation Intel Core i9 vs 9th generation Intel price
The suggested price for the 10th generation intel processor retails at £530 while the 9th generation retails at £500. Whether the 8% general improvement is worth £30 solely depends on the additional 18% improved performance.
Intel Core i9 10900 is a high-performance chip comprised of 10 cores and 200 threads. The cores in this case process numerous instructions within a system simultaneously making a pc or laptop work its enhanced performance magic. The more a processor accommodates its cores, the higher the performance.
10th generation Intel Core i9 vs 9th generation Intel Performance
The downside of high-performance processors is always heating up. All CPU systems are designed to adapt safety mechanisms whenever the components get too hot. In a bid to prevent physical damage, the self-defence mechanism ends up slowing down performance. The situation can be very frustrating, especially when faced with a need for urgency.
However, the small size of 10th generation provides more space for integrated heat spread which translates to an increased efficiency thus better performance. The advancements within the processor make the cores operate independently regardless of the energy used, which makes the CPU generate less heat. The heat transfer efficiency is a significant breakthrough for the new processor.
High-end CPU’s are relying mainly on Intel 10th generation processors. Judging from the general and performance features, it is destined to deliver highly efficient CPU’S as to whether the processor is worth the additional £30 solely depends on the end-user.
High-end users relying on heavy content creation software for video editing, photo editing or 3d modelling are more likely to see value addition while users relying on light processing tasks like browsing and light office jobs would find no value in upgrading. All in all, an upgraded processor would mean improved performance regardless of the activities involved, which is a good thing.