Some 10th-gen Intel processors, which are based on Comet Lake-S, are so discounted right now that a strong case can be made for building a gaming PC around one of them rather than waiting for the newer silicon to arrive. One of them is Intel Core i5 10600KB. It is for sale $ 229.99, Best Buy, Down from $ 279.99 (save $ 50).
Intel is definitely on the verge of launching its 11th generation processors based on Rocket Lake-SAnd AMD has already launched the Ryzen 5000 (Zen 3) series, although it is in short supply. Both are attractive options, but only if you are willing to wait. If you need to build a PC right now, the Core i5 10600K is a solid option for the money.
Core i5 10600K is a 6-core / 12-thread processor with a 4.1 GHz base clock and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.8 GHz. It also has 12MB of L3 cache, and an unlocked multiplier (denoted by the “K”), for those of you who are into overclocking.
Performance on par with AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X—- The latter is generally slightly faster in CPU-intensive tasks (x264 video codec, Cinebench), while the chips trade in games. However, the Core i5 10600K is currently $ 70 cheaper, and most importantly, it is in stock. It doesn’t support PCI Express 4.0, so there are pros and cons to build now versus wait.
Another option if you want to build now is Core i7 10700. It’s an octa-core / 16-thread processor clocking at 2.9GHz to 4.8GHz and it’s on sale at a price. $ 294.99 at Best Buy (Under $ 339.99) Likewise, the Core i7-10700K (Still one of Best gaming CPUs) Is running It sells for $ 344.99 (Under $ 389.99).