10th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors
Intel helps power the world’s fastest gaming desktop PCs with the 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900K processor.
We’re introducing Intel’s fastest gaming processor with the 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900k processor and you can gain a competitive edge in both work and play. Prepare to unleash your ideas like never before, enjoy and share incredible PC gaming or get work done in less time.
When it comes to your desktop PC, you can’t have too much speed. Whether enjoying the latest games or getting more done with the latest productivity apps, processor speed matters. That’s why Intel engineers developed Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB).1 By enabling processor speeds of up to 5.3GHz right out of the box, you’re free to enjoy fast performance—whatever you’re looking to accomplish.
Sometimes you need your PC to bring an extra boost—whether it’s transcoding that 4K video edit or launching that new game you just installed. Now, with Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, you can experience an automatic performance boost when running lightly threaded applications. And with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) now available across the entire 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family, you can multitask with confidence, and do more simultaneously, no matter which Intel® Core™ processor you choose.
Your PC runs at its best when its components work great together. System RAM plays a vital role in helping to enable smooth, responsive performance. With select processors supporting the latest cutting-edge DDR4-2933 RAM speeds3 4, you can be confident that your entire desktop PC platform will be able to offer exceptional responsiveness.
By collaborating with over 200 top independent software vendors, Intel’s engineers have worked tirelessly to ensure that many of today’s most popular games, game engines, and middleware run great on Intel® processor-based desktop PCs and help enable elite gaming experiences. By focusing on things like high frame rates, exceptional visual fidelity, and smooth game play, Intel continues to show our commitment to bringing exceptional gaming to life. When you want to play with your desktop PC, you can make the most of it with performance from Intel.
Clock Speed with All-Core Turbo Frequency
Clock Speed with Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB) Frequency Single/All-core Turbo
Clock Speed with Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900K Processor
Intel’s Fastest Gaming Processor
Get Amazing Overclocking Headroom
With an Unlocked 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor
Unleash the flexibility to do more with best-in-class connectivity, immersive entertainment and enhanced streaming.
Enjoy fast transfers of large files with greater than 2X the network speeds5 6 of 1GB Ethernet—no new cabling required. New 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor-based desktop PCs support the new Intel® Ethernet Connection I225. Or cut the cord and take things wireless with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201.
Wi-Fi 6 networks deliver enhanced performance to PCs with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), even when many devices are connected simultaneously.5 6
You don’t have to suffer through long wait times, frequent buffering, and glitchy gaming—experience faster Wi-Fi performance with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) PCs, even on home networks with a growing variety of devices.
Smooth streaming and HD entertainment enable immersive, full-screen 4K and 360° viewing. Tackle that PowerPoint, polish some photos in Lightroom, or stream back-to-back episodes of your favorite Netflix show, all with the confidence that you’re getting the performance you need, when you need it.
You’ll be able to experience more responsive online experiences and file transfers, nearly 3X faster downloads, and more reliable connections with support for the latest generation of gigabit Wi-Fi. Who wouldn’t appreciate the freedom and flexibility to connect anywhere throughout the home or office?5 6
Gain ultimate control when overclocking your processor and key system components with features enabled by new unlocked and overclockable 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. For those looking to push the limits of performance when gaming or running demanding productivity applications, overclocking is your path to a higher level of experience. Precisely tune and get even more performance from unlocked 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with new precision overclocking controls designed for gamers, content creators and overclocking enthusiasts.7
Get precise control when pushing the limits of performance with new Enhanced Voltage Frequency Control. You’ll be able to dial in your processor’s GHz when setting the speed of your processor above the factory default settings.
For a visual experience that goes beyond the limits, new PCIe* Overclocking enables the overclocking of discrete graphics performance to push the visual envelope. With new Per-Core Hyper-Threading Controls, experienced overclockers can opt to turn Hyper-Threading on or off on a per-core basis for even more granular control.
If you’re ready to take advantage of advanced tuning support to overclock, look for the letter “K” in a processor number—this is your sign that it’s unlocked and overclockable.
Choose the 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor That Fits You
Take full advantage of these unlocked processors by downloading Intel® Performance Maximizer (Intel® PM). This Intel-exclusive software application can help you dynamically dial in your system’s optimal performance based upon your processor’s unique performance DNA. Or, if you’d prefer to go hands-on, check out Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU), which helps you directly adjust your processor’s settings and perfect your overclock. For added peace of mind, choose the Intel® Performance Tuning Protection Plan (Intel® PTPP), which lets you claim a free replacement processor in the unlikely event that yours fails due to overclocking.
Take Advantage of 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
Whether you’re looking to fully experience the latest games and entertainment or boost your productivity when creating or running the latest business productivity apps, Intel’s newest lineup of desktop processors delivers powerful features that empower you to do more.
|Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost Technology1||Gamers and creators get up to a blazing 5.3GHz, right out of the box, for fast performance.|
|Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0||Delivers an automatic performance boost on lightly threaded applications.|
|Support for Up to DDR4-2933 Memory4||Enjoy smooth game play, immersive realism, faster multitasking and productivity when creating.|
|Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)||Now available across the entire processor stack—from the entry-level Intel® Core™ i3 processor to the incredible Intel® Core™ i9 processor.|
|Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology Support||Travel light, game heavy, and save expansive game libraries and files to an external Thunderbolt™ 3 technology SSD. Thunderbolt™ 3 ports are the fastest USB-C available, so you can take Thunderbolt™ 3 technology SSDs to LAN parties and play games with lightning-fast data transfers of huge files.|
|CORE i9||CORE i7||CORE i5||CORE i3|
|Maximum Base Frequency (GHz)||3.7||3.8||4.1||3.8|
|Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost Technology Single / All Core Turbo Frequency (GHz)||Up to 5.3/4.9||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 3.0||Up to 5.2||Up to 5.1||n/a||n/a|
|Intel® Single Core Turbo Frequency||Up to 5.1||Up to 5.0||Up to 4.8||Up to 4.6|
|Max Number of Cores/Threads||Up to 10/20||Up to 8/16||Up to 6/12||Up to 4/8|
|Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel® Smart Cache Size (MB)||Up to 20||Up to 16||Up to 12||Up to 8|
|Memory Type Support4||Up to DDR4-2933||Up to DDR4-2933||Up to DDR4-2666||Up to DDR4-2666|
|Number of Memory Channels||2||2||2||2|
|Intel® UHD Graphics||630||630||630||630|
|Graphics Dynamic Frequency (MHz)||Up to 1200||Up to 1200||Up to 1200||Up to 1200|
|Intel® Quick Sync Video||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Processor Core/Graphics/Memory Overclocking7 Intel® Optane™ Memory Support2||Yes (with select SKUs)||Yes (with select SKUs)||Yes (with select SKUs)||Yes (with select SKUs)|
|Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel® BIOS Guard||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel® Boot Guard||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel® OS Guard||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
10th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors require a motherboard based on the Intel® 400 Series Chipset.