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Intel's 10900K Stock Problem: Intel i9-10850K CPU Review & Benchmarks

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Intel's 10900K is barely available, and now the 10850K has landed around the same price but with 100MHz lower clocks. We're reviewing & benchmarking the i9-10850K vs. 10900K, 3900X, & more.
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The new Intel Core i9-10850K CPU is a 10-core, 20-thread part that is effectively the same as an Intel i9-10900K, which we previously reviewed, except 100MHz slower. In our experience thus far, with a limited sample size, there is no meaningful difference in overclocking behavior between the two units; it is possible that a difference emerges somewhere, but unlikely that it will be meaningful. 100MHz isn't much, so we're benchmarking these two to see how they perform. If you can't find a 10900K in stock, the 10850K may be the primary alternative -- and this piece will help guide you toward decisions as to which CPU is the best gaming CPU in 2020 (so far), and alternatively, toward which AMD Ryzen CPU might be the best choice for non-gaming workloads.

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Watch our original Intel i9-10900K review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvz3dObHws
Find our CPU testing methodology for 2020 over here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg9WgwIkhvU&feature=emb_title
Article version of CPU testing methodology: https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3577-cpu-test-methodology-unveil-for-2020-compile-gaming-more

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AMD R7 3800XT on Amazon: https://geni.us/6APcuX
AMD R9 3900X on Amazon: https://geni.us/31e4Wc
AMD R5 3600XT on Amazon: https://geni.us/ElRgFiz
AMD R5 3600 (non-XT) on Amazon: https://geni.us/Czsy
AMD R7 3700X on Amazon: https://geni.us/QDP6KIV

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TIMESTAMPS

00:00 - Intel i9-10850K vs. i9-10900K Differences
06:17 - F1 2019 10850K Gaming Benchmarks
07:41 - Three Kingdoms Benchmarks (10900K vs. 10850K, 3900X)
10:02 - Red Dead Redemption 2 CPU Benchmarks
12:08 - Assassin's Creed CPU Benchmarks (i9-10850K, 10600K, et al.)
12:31 - Hitman 2 10850K CPU Performance Benchmarks
13:06 - GTA V Intel i9-10850K CPU Benchmarks
14:02 - Blender Cycles Rendering CPU Benchmarks
15:03 - Handbrake Best CPU Benchmarks
16:14 - 7-Zip Decompression CPU Benchmarks (AMD vs. Intel)
16:42 - Conclusion - i9-10850K vs. the World

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