at a frequency of 5.1 GHz only one Core i9-10900K of four is capable of working

at a frequency of 5.1 GHz only one Core i9-10900K of four is capable of working


Silicon Lottery, an American online store, is engaged in selecting desktop processors with the best specifications for which overclocking to certain clock frequencies is guaranteed. Along with this, statistics on overclocking of various processors are accumulating, and now, a month or so after the release, the store presented the first statistics on overclocking of senior Comet Lake-S.

For the flagship ten-core Core i9-10900K, Intel claims the ability to automatically overclock all cores to 4.9 GHz. Researches of Silicon Lottery confirm that each Core i9-10900K tested by it is really capable to work stably under load with such frequency. Nevertheless, the store sells proven chips with a guarantee of overclocking to 4.9 GHz at a price higher than the recommended one – $ 590. This is due to some additional conditions: a guarantee of operability at a frequency of 5.1 GHz with a load of three cores and at a frequency of 5.0 GHz with a load of six cores.

Overclocking to the psychologically important mark of 5.0 GHz across all cores and at the same time 73% of the tested chips were able to work stably under load. The operating voltage used by Silicon Lottery experts for such overclocking is 1.35 V. These selected items are valued at $ 680, in addition, they are promised stability at a frequency of 5.2 GHz with a load of three cores and a frequency of 5.1 GHz – with a load of six cores.

Finally, only 24% of the tested Core i9-10900K were able to show stability when overclocking all the cores to 5.1 GHz with a voltage of 1.375 V. The price of such selected units was $ 950 – almost twice as much as recommended. But despite such high prices, the store reports that all its stocks of chips are currently sold out.

But there are Core i7-10700K available, which appeared in its assortment a little earlier. For these processors, overclocking of all cores to a frequency from 4.9 to 5.1 GHz is also guaranteed. All the tested samples are able to reach the lowest frequency from this interval, up to 5.0 GHz 68% of the chips can be overclocked, and up to 5.1 GHz – only 20%. At the same time, prices for selected Core i7-10700R vary in the range of $ 430-560.

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