Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake-S CPU Spied Flexing 5.3GHz Turbo Clock
Today, we’re getting an early look at an alleged Core i7-10700K processor, which slots in under the flagship Core i9-10900K that we’ve seen on numerous occasions. According to the benchmark result, which comes courtesy of leakster TUM_APISAK, the Core i7-10700K has 8 cores that are capable of executing 16 threads.
The processor also allegedly has base clock of 3.8GHz and features a turbo frequency of 5.3GHz. For comparison, the Core i9-10900K has an additional two cores, and has a stated turbo clock of 5.1GHz. We’d attribute the turbo clock advantage for the Core i7 chip to it having two less cores to keep cool. And the rumors we’ve heard about heat concerns with the Core i9-10900K leads more credibility to this line of thought.
Based on its core counts and clock speeds, it looks as though the Core i7-10700K would be positioned to go up against the Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 7 3700X, both of which are 8-core/16-thread processors. AMD has been very aggressive with pricing on the chips, which are currently selling for $339.99 and $309.95 on Amazon. For comparison, the closest current-gen Intel processor that matches that core configuration is the Core i9-9900K that rings in at around $524.