Intel couldn’t. Full tests Core i9-10900K, Core i7-10700K, and Core i5-10600K show that AMD solutions are cheaper
With power consumption and all the trouble
Just now Intel has removed the ban on the publication of reviews of the latest desktop CPUs Comet Lake. Recall, the first commercially available exclusively models with an unlocked multiplier, that is, Core i9-10900K, Core i7-10700K, Core i5-10600K, and their version with a disabled GPU. Their reviews appeared in the Network.
As always, we have selected a few plots from different sources, but the links under the news you can pass and see the results you are interested in specific applications.
We will say that you should always keep in mind when choosing a modern CPU with lots of cores. If your performance is very important in specific applications, it is necessary to focus on appropriate indicators, as there are programs that can utilize all CPU cores, and there are those who do it very badly and come to the fore other options
As can be seen, overall, as expected, top-end 10-core Core i9-10900K competes with 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X, but often in the application that will be able to upload a large number of cores, the AMD solution is faster. Moreover, despite similar recommended prices, Ryzen 9 3900X now you can find for 400-450 dollars. That is, in the end, AMD is more preferable.
In the battle Ryzen 7 3700X and Core i7-10700K, the latter often comes out the winner, although the difference is small. The difference in price even at the recommended level on the side of AMD, but in reality, the gap is much larger. Very similar situation with a pair of Ryzen 5 3600/3600X and Core i5-10600K. They have very similar performance, but the first is cheaper both in terms of recommended prices and even more so in reality.
Yes, relative to their predecessors, the new Intel sometimes pretty added. For example, Core i5-10600K ahead of the Core i7-9700 by 15-20%, and Core i9-10900K faster Core i9-9900K by 20-30%. But, first, it was not enough to compete with Ryzen 3000, and secondly, against the background of this considerable increase in the loss of the innovations Intel is still more demonstrates the success of AMD. But already in the autumn will come Ryzen 4000, which, according to preliminary data, will be 15-20% faster Ryzen 3000. Finally, it is worth noting the power that Comet Lake can be described as awful. Under load Core i9-10900K really consumes up to 250 watts, and even eight-core Core i7-10700K requires a little more than 200 watts. Against this background includes the consumption of Ryzen Threadripper last generation, not to mention semi-aromatic Ryzen 3000.