You can now buy Intel 10th-gen Comet Lake-S Desktop CPUs in Nepal

Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S Desktop CPU Price in Nepal i9-10900K i7-10700K i7-10700 i5-10400

Intel launched the 10th-gen Comet Lake-S desktop CPU back in May 2020. These are based on a “refined” 14nm++ Skylake micro-architecture–Core, Pentium Gold, & Celeron CPUs. These desktop processors are now available for purchase in Nepal. A handful of these CPUs are now available in Nepal. Let’s learn more about the specs, price, and availability of Intel 10th-gen Comet Lake-S desktop CPU in Nepal.

Intel 10th gen desktop processors: Overview

These bring a faster performance, support for dual-channel DDR4-2933MHz RAM, Intel Turbo Max 3.0, Hyper-threading technology across Core i3 to i9 processors, Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB), etc. And the top-of-the-line Core i9-10900K boasts 10 cores/20 threads and a maximum clock speed of up to 5.3GHz, thus taking the crown for the “fastest gaming processor.”

However, AMD’s 7nm based Ryzen 9 CPUs still win out in terms of core & thread count, but Intel is hoping the brand loyalty & increased clock speed will drive up their business. Besides the processors themselves, the company also announced three new 400-series chipset motherboards; high-end Z490, mid-range B460 & H410.

The most exciting thing about the new Intel 10th gen desktop processors may very well be their pricing. Surprisingly, the high-end i9-10900K retails for $488 while its predecessor, the i9-9900K came with a higher $530 asking price. And the story continues in other members of the lineup as well; like Core i3, i5, i7 processors. Moreover, there are also ‘F’ suffix variants that come without Intel’s UHD 630 integrated graphics.

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Let’s discuss a little more how the >5GHz mark plays an important role in the customer mindset. The current fan-favorite Ryzen 9 3950X with 105W TDP, which goes for a little less than the i9-10900K, has a slightly lesser clock speed measuring at 4.7GHz. However, the latter is also quite power-hungry with a TDP of 125W. So, keep in mind you’re gonna need some serious cooling power as well if you want all the raw power of these unlocked processors.

Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0

Intel’s Turbo Boost Max 3.0 is another welcome feature making its debut on Core-lineup of CPUs. Earlier, this used to be exclusive to the company’s professional & expensive “Xeon” set of processors. What it does is use driver & CPU-stored information to identify the two best-performing cores (favored) in the CPU.

Then, the lightly-threaded performance is boosted by assigning the user’s most critical workloads to the favored cores; without an increase in voltage. For even finer control of the CPU, you can also enable/disable hyper-threading on each core. That is thanks to the new Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (ETU). Still, it is yet to be known if this feature will be available on every one of the Intel 10th gen desktop processors.

Intel 10th gen Desktop Processors Core i3 i5 i7 i9

Furthermore, the 10th-gen Intel Core desktop processors also support Intel Ethernet Connection I225 & Wi-Fi 6 AX201. The former delivers more than 2X the network speeds of 1GB Ethernet on existing cabling. On the other hand, the Wi-Fi 6 AX201 promises up to 3X faster downloads for a reliable & lag-free experience.

Performance benchmarks

Intel had also shared some performance benchmarks showcasing the superiority of the new 10th gen desktop processors. The company says users can expect up to 18% faster 4K video editing compared to its predecessors; and almost twice that in older CPUs. Additionally, Intel also says these can deliver up to 187fps while playing, streaming, and recording PUBG concurrently.

Intel 10th-gen Desktop Processors Specs:

In terms of their pricing, the 10th gen Comet Lake-S CPUs range from $42 for the cheapest Celeron processor and $488 for the high-end i9-10900K.

Series CPU Cores/Thread Base clock/Max Turbo Boost frequency TDP
Core i9 i9-10900K 10C/20T 3.7GHz/5.3GHz 125W
Core i9 i9-10900KF 10C/20T 3.7GHz/5.3GHz 125W
Core i9 i9-10900 10C/20T 2.8GHz/5.2GHz 65W
Core i9 i9-10900F 10C/20T 2.8GHz/5.2GHz 65W
Core i9 i9-10900T 10C/20T 1.9GHz/4.6GHz 35W
Core i7 i7-10700K 8C/16T 3.8GHz/5.1GHz 125W
Core i7 i7-10700KF 8C/16T 3.8GHz/5.1GHz 125W
Core i7 i7-10700 8C/16T 2.9GHz/4.8GHz 65W
Core i7 i7-10700F 8C/16T 2.9GHz/4.8GHz 65W
Core i7 i7-10700T 8C/16T 2.0GHz/4.5GHz 35W
Core i5 i5-10600K 6C/12T 4.1GHz/4.5GHz 125W
Core i5 i5-10600KF 6C/12T 4.1GHz/4.5GHz 125W
Core i5 i5-10600 6C/12T 3.3GHz/4.4GHz 65W
Core i5 i5-10600T 6C/12T 2.4GHz/3.7GHz 35W
Core i5 i5-10500 6C/12T 3.1GHz/4.2GHz 65W
Core i5 i5-10500T 6C/12T 2.3GHz/3.5GHz 35W
Core i5 i5-10400 6C/12T 2.9GHz/4.0GHz 65W
Core i5 i5-10400F 6C/12T 2.9GHz/4.0GHz 65W
Core i5 i5-10400T 6C/12T 2.0GHz/3.2GHz 35W
Core i3 i3-10320 4C/8T 3.8GHz/4.4GHz 65W
Core i3 i3-10300 4C/8T 3.7GHz/4.2GHz 65W
Core i3 i3-10300T 4C/8T 3.0GHz/3.6GHz 35W
Core i3 i3-10100 4C/8T 3.6GHz/4.1GHz 65W
Core i3 i3-10100T 4C/8T 3.0GHz/3.5GHz 35W
Pentium Gold G6600 2C/4T 4.2GHz (Base) 58W
Pentium Gold G6500 2C/4T 4.1GHz (Base) 58W
Pentium Gold G6500T 2C/4T 3.5GHz (Base) 35W
Pentium Gold G6400 2C/4T 4.0GHz (Base) 58W
Pentium Gold G6400T 2C/4T 3.4GHz (Base) 35W
Celeron G5920 2C/2T 3.5GHz (Base) 58W
Celeron G5900 2C/2T 3.4GHz (Base) 58W
Celeron G5900T 2C/2T 3.2GHz (Base) 35W

Intel 10th-gen Desktop CPU Price in Nepal and Availability

You can now buy Intel 10th-gen Core CPU in Nepal but the options are limited, whose price starts at NPR 27,000 for the Intel Core i5-10400. Similarly, the high-end Core i9-10900K comes with a price tag of NPR 86,000. You can buy them at Zozo Hub.

Intel 10th-gen CPU Model Price
Core i9-10900K NPR 86,000
Core i7-10700K NPR 54,000
Core i7-10700 NPR 48,000
Core i5-10400 NPR 27,000
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