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Intel Core i5-10600K 10th Gen LGA1200 CPU Review

Budget gaming just got a whole lot better!

A Closer Look

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Our review samples showed up in a special box that retail chips won’t be in.

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It opens up to reveal a blue acrylic sheet with the Intel logo. You can see two smaller boxes under it.

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A finger hole lets you pop the clear cover off.

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Inside are two smaller boxes, one contains a Core i5-10600K and the other, the new flagship Core i9-10900K.

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Today we’ll be focusing on the i5-10600K.

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The new LGA1200 based CPU’s look very similar to the former LGA1151 chips at first glance.

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They are the same size, the only difference is the key notches are now about a quarter way up from the bottom instead of very near the top.

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The bottom itself is also very similar, with a ton of micro-sized SMT components in the middle, and a grid of gold contacts around it. Let’s strap it in the test bench and move on to testing!

 

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