After months of leaks and rumours, Intel has pulled back the curtain on its 10th generation “S-series” desktop chips, with the Core i9-10900K leading the pack. Leading the range is the new Core i9-10900K, which offers 10 cores, 20 threads, a 125W TDP, boosted speeds up to 5.3GHz, and, according to Intel, with a base speed of 3.7GHz, it’s “the world’s fastest gaming processor”, for around $500. The company is promoting improved clock speeds, which it says are important for lightly threaded workloads such as gaming, as well as more cores and threads across much of the lineup.
The highlight of the launch is the new top-end Core i9-10900K model which features 10 cores with Hyper-Threading. It has a base speed of 3.7Ghz and a maximum boost speed of 4.8GHz across all cores or 5.3GHz for one core. The highest speeds are achieved using Intel’s Turbo Boost Max 3.0, previously seen only in Core X-series models, and Thermal Velocity Boost, which depends on thermal and power variables. The TDP is rated at 125W and this model is fully overclockable. Intel’s recommended price is $488 (approximately Rs. 36,630 before taxes). A non-unlocked model, the 65W Core i9-10900, has base and boost speeds of 2.8GHz and 5.2GHz respectively.
And since Intel knows that it has an advantage with clock speed, it’s aiming to highlight that wherever possible. The updated Turbo Boost Max 3.0 feature, for example, will identify the two fastest cores on your chip and have them tackle the brunt of your workload. And there’s also “Thermal Velocity Boost,” a way for i9 processors to eke out a bit more speed when they’re under 70 celsius. That’s also how Intel is reaching that lofty 5.3GHz figure on a single core, but it’ll also deliver slightly higher boost speeds over all cores too.
Performance-wise, Intel claims the i9-10900K is 10 per cent faster than the last-gen 9900K in PUBG and 63 per cent faster than the three-year-old i7-7700K (remember, the i9 chips didn’t exist back then). The new processor is also around 18 per cent faster at 4K video editing than the last-gen chip, and 35 per cent faster than the 7700K. So yeah, it’s faster — though as usual, it’s probably not worth upgrading if you’re on a 9th gen chip.
Keeping with the speed theme, Intel is giving enthusiasts even more ways to overclock. There’s a redesigned Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, which gives you more control over voltage and frequency. It’ll also let you turn off hyperthreading on individual cores — which might seem counter-intuitive at first, but Intel explains it’s a useful way to reduce heat, every overclocker’s worst enemy.
The new processors also feature a thinner die along with a thicker copper IHS (integrated heat spreader), which should also help keep things cooler. That’s a smart move since all of Intel’s new chips still have higher TDPs (thermal design profiles) than AMD’s. The 10900K has a 125-watt TDP, for example, while AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X’s is just 105-watts. (It’s worth noting that TDP is quite a fluid term, though, so we won’t know what that 125-watt number will translate to in real-world use until we can test a chip for ourselves.)
You can expect to see the unlocked “K” CPUs in May, but we don’t have a timeline for the other chips. Based on the specs alone, the Intel 10th-gen desktop processors seem like a solid upgrade for anyone with a 3-year old PC. Still, AMD now has the advantage when it comes to core count and architecture efficiency. Maybe next year we’ll finally see Intel’s desktop CPUs on 10nm, but by then AMD will have an even more refined process. Given just how many waves AMD has been making over the last year, Intel will really have to do something special to stand out in 2021.
Dell Latitude 9510 Business Laptop With Up to 34 Hours of Battery Life Launched in India
Dell has launched the new Latitude 9510 as the latest offering in its premium commercial business-focussed laptop in India. Showcased at the CES 2020, the new 9000 Latitude series is targeted at enterprise customers and is claimed to offer the longest battery life on any 15-inch business PC with a claimed up to 34 hours battery life. The laptop also comes with 5G-ready design, adds Dell. The laptop will be available in two variants — as a standard clamshell laptop or as a 2-in-1 convertible. It’s also said to be the first Project Athena certified commercial PC, featuring Intel’s 10th Gen vPro CPUs.
Dell Latitude 9510 price in India, availability
“GORE Aerogel, the thinnest insulating material known to man, controls heat dissipation to maximize performance, while adaptive thermal performance and a super low panel enable even more battery savings,” adds Dell in a statement. The laptop also comes with an Active Stylus Pen, which magnetically attaches to one side offering a quick way to take notes or sketch ideas. The Dell Latitude 9510 laptop starts at Rs 1,49,000. Since this is a business-centric laptop, Dell doesn’t have pre-set configurations on sale. In fact, you’ll have to reach out to Dell through its website and wait for a representative to get back to you to proceed further.
Dell Latitude 9510 specifications
The Dell Latitude 9510 is said to be the first business laptop, certified by Intel’s Project Athena programme. It ensures the laptop has certain qualities, such as the ability to wake the laptop from sleep in under a second, long battery life, and a premium build. The Latitude 9510 is claimed to be Dell’s smallest and lightest business PC, weighing around 1.4kg.
It features a 15.6-inch full-HD display, an aluminium body, and the 2-in-1 model has a touch panel with Gorilla Glass DX protection. The laptop can be configured with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro CPU and the optional 5G modem. It can also be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD.
Connectivity includes two Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, a USB Type-A (USB 3.2) port, a microSD card reader, an optional SmartCard reader, and a headphone jack. The Latitude 9510 also features the Dell Optimiser program, which monitors yours usage in the background and is said to help launch apps faster or automatically lock or unlock your laptop based on your presence (through Intel’s Context Sensing technology).
Dell Latitude 15 9510 Laptop (Core i7 10th Gen/8 GB/512 GB SSD/Windows 10) Specifications
|Dimensions(WxHxD)||340 x 215 x 14 mm|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home Basic|
|Operating System Type||64-bit|
|Display Size||15 Inches (38.1 cm)|
|Display Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixels|
|Pixel Density||147 ppi|
|Display Features||Full HD LED Touch Screen Display|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 (10th Gen)|
|Graphic Processor||Intel UHD|
|Memory Layout||1×8 Gigabyte|
|SSD Capacity||512 GB|
|Battery Cell||4 Cell|
|Power Supply||52 W AC Adapter W|
|Wireless LAN||802.11 b/g/n|
|SD Card Reader|
|Video Recording||720p HD|
|Pointing Device||Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support|
|Sales Package||Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide|
Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 With 10th Generation Intel CPUs, Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU Launched
Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 has been launched in China as the Huawei sub-brand’s latest notebook. The notebook was unveiled at the Smart Life Product Launch event held on May 18. It is a refresh of the Honor MagicBook Pro from last year with upgraded internals but no apparent changes to the design. The thin and light laptop is powered by the 10th generation Intel core CPUs and a discrete Nvidia graphic card. The Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD for storage with Windows 10 pre-installed. Additionally, Honor also unveiled the Vision X1 series of smart TVs.
Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 price
The Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 has been priced at CNY 5,999 (roughly Rs. 63,800) for the Core i5 model and at CNY 6,699 (roughly Rs. 71,300) for the Core i7 model. Both the variants come with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. There is a single colour option for the MagicBook Pro 2020 – Glacier Silver. For a limited time, there is a CNY 400 (roughly Rs. 4,200) discount on both models.
Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 specifications
The Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 comes with a 16.1-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) IPS display and Windows 10 Home pre-installed. The bezels around the screen are slim, offering a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is available with either the 10th generation Intel Core i5-10210U processor or the 10th generation Intel Core i7-10510U processor. Both models come with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD. Graphics are handled by the discrete Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU with 2GB GDDR5 RAM.
There is a 1-megapixel webcam for video calls that is hidden under a key between the F6 and F7 function keys. The keyboard is flanked by speakers on either side and there is also a fingerprint reader next to the keyboard on the right side. For connectivity, there is a USB Type-C port, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a 56Wh battery that, according to the Vmall listing, can charge to about 80 percent in one hour. The MagicBook Pro 2020 is said to last around 11.5 hours. It measures 369x234x16.9mm and weighs 1.7kg.
Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 Full Specifications
|Model||MagicBook Pro 2020|
|Release date||18th May 2020|
|Model Name||MagicBook Pro 2020|
|Dimensions (mm)||369.00 x 234.00 x 16.90|
|Operating system||Windows 10|
|Battery Capacity (up to hours)||11.5|
|Battery Capacity (WHR)||56|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 10th Gen i5-10210U|
|Graphics Processor||Nvidia GeForce MX350|
|Dedicated Graphic Memory||2GB|
|Dedicated Graphic Memory Type||GDDR5|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 ac|
|Finger Print Sensor||Yes|
Ports and slots
|USB Ports||3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 (Type C)|
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