It is time to liven up the day with the leak of the first review of the Intel Core i9-10900K, which comes from China and it is not really surprising since it offers everything that would fit this CPU compared to the AMD Ryzen: Better gaming performance, worse performance in productivity, high consumption, temperature, and of course, price.
To start, the Chinese portal TecLab indicates that due to the huge CPU consumption, the Core i9-10900K requires, at least, a triple fan (360 mm) water cooling system, specifically they tested a 360 mm EKWB both for the Intel CPU as for the Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 9 3950X to do a test under equal conditions.
In synthetic benchmarks, no surprise, AMD is far superior in practically all cases. In games, Intel wins most of the tests, although it must be recognized that it does not do it loosely, but it wins, which is enough for Intel to resort to cheap marketing of ” the best CPU in the world for gaming “. Of course, in demanding games like Grand Theft Auto V, AMD dominates.
Now comes the most interesting or funny thing, and that is that the Ryzen 9 3900X, squeezed to the maximum, saw how its 12 cores and 24 wires of the team demanded up to 263W of power; The Ryzen 9 3950X’s 16 cores and 32 threads demanded 306W of power, and the 10 cores and 20 threads of the Core i9-10900K reported consumption of 338W. Remember that there is equality in all components, except, obviously, motherboard.
If we only measure CPU consumption, the Ryzen 9 3900X reached 155.2W, the Ryzen 9 3950X reached 184.87W and the Core i9 10900K reached 212.62W. So well, having ‘ the best gaming CPU in the world ‘ is what you have.
Of course , missing the most sensitive aspect, the temperature where the Ryzen 9 3900X even reached 74 ° C , the Ryzen 9 3950X the 85C and the Core i9-1900K the 83C . In this way, we can see how the Ryzen 9 3950X is 2ºC hotter with 60% more cores . Obviously, this will be the worst case scenario, and that is that in games the three CPUs should be cooler because they do not demand the same stress.