Is the Intel Core i9-10850K appearing in test inputs a sign that Intel will retaliate against the renewed Ryzen 3000XT processors?
Intel Core i9-10850K appeared in the Geekbench database and is an indication that this blue team is still working on Comet Lake. Assuming that the chip is not an OEM product, Intel may even be preparing for the renewal of Comet Lake processors by responding to AMD's latest Ryzen 3000XT series.
The unannounced processor has a 10-core and 20-thread configuration, similar to the Core i9-10900K. Core i9-10850K contains 20 MB of L3 cache and 256KB of L2 cache per core. This design looks fully compatible with Comet Lake specifications and is very close to the Core i9-10900K.
The new chipsets itself apart from the Core i9-10900K with lower clock speeds. The 10-core processor listed with a 3.6 GHz base clock, which is 100 MHz lower than the Core i9-10900K. Different Geekbench 5 inputs showed that the new chipset up to 5.18 GHz. We can round this value roughly to 5.2 GHz.
Meanwhile, the Core i9-10850K variant seems to have no Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) feature. For this reason, it may not be able to accelerate to 5.3 GHz speeds such as the i9-10900K, and thus it may work a little cooler in terms of thermal.
We cannot ignore the possibility that the Core i9-10850K is for Intel's OEM customers, but this is unlikely considering the processor is a K-series chip. Most OEM manufacturers prefer chips with factory adjustments rather than multiplier unlock chips. So considering everything, this CPU is much more likely to be for retail.
Finally, the most significant appeal of the new processor (s) will be price tags. The price of Core i9-10900K set at $499. The sellers sell around $ 530 on average. The renewed i9-10850K can come with a cut between $ 30 and $ 50. Since it is an unlocked processor, it will be possible to capture 10900K performance.
The new CPU is a retail model. Also, we have the opportunity to see different models on the shelves. We can say that the competition between AMD and Intel will be contentious.