The US online store Silicon Lottery launched the sale of selected eight-core Intel Core i7-10700K processors from the Comet Lake-S family with guaranteed overclocking potential (“pre-binned”). Russian users are unlikely to want to take advantage of this offer, but the store eagerly shares information on how new Intel processors are overclocked.
Silicon Lottery, a company specializing in the sale of selected processors, shared its overclocking statistics for the Core i7-10700K. Unfortunately, she did not specify the sample size in absolute terms. Nevertheless, service specialists found that 100% of the samples available to them are capable of working at a clock frequency of 4.9 GHz for all cores. Of the tested chips, 68% were able to take the 5 GHz bar. And only 20% of the Core i7-10700K processors were able to work stably at a frequency of 5.1 GHz with a voltage of 1.4 V.
In general, the data looks pretty encouraging, as more than two-thirds of the Core i7-10700K chips can operate at a frequency of 5.0 GHz. It is worth recalling that, according to Silicon Lottery, among the similarly similar characteristics of the previous generation Core i9-9900K processors, only 30% of the tested samples could provide such a frequency.
The Core i7-10700K processor is equipped with eight processor cores, 16 threads and 16 MB L3 cache. Its base frequency is 3.8 GHz, and in turbo mode it can accelerate to 5.1 GHz. The clock frequency at which all cores can work in turbo mode at once (and which Intel does not publicly advertise) is set to 4.7 GHz.
For reference, the processor’s power consumption at the base frequency (Power Level 1) is 125 W, and at the maximum (Power Level 2) – 229 W. Although Intel set the recommended price for the Core i7-10700K at $ 374–387, these eight-core Comet Lake-S processors can usually be found overseas for about $ 410. Silicon Lottery takes an extra charge for its services, so select processors will cost a little more.
Core i7-10700K, which is stable at 5.1 GHz for all eight cores, costs $ 559, which is $ 150 more than the regular price of this processor. The cost of chips with a clock frequency of 4.9 GHz and 5 GHz is $ 429 and $ 469, respectively.
As expected, Silicon Lottery also offers a delidding (scalping) service for Comet Lake-S processors. The service, which will cost an additional $ 49, should help reduce the temperature of the processor by about 5-10 degrees Celsius with heavy workloads.
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