Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake Desktop CPUs Now Available For Pre-Order – Core i9-10900K Starting at $529.99 US

May 13, 2020
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It looks like Intel's 10th Generation Desktop CPUs are finally available for pre-order at major retail outlets across the globe. Launching in retail next week, those who are interested in hopping over the new Z490 platform can now pre-purchase the CPUs so they won't have trouble finding a chip for themselves at launch if supply ends up being short.

Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake Desktop CPUs Available For Pre-Order - Flagship 10 Core, Core i9-10900K Listed For $529.99 US

As of now, you can find the flagship Core i9-10900K across all major online retailers while a select few have listed down other processors in Intel's 10th Generation family. The Intel Core i9-10900K has been listed for pre-order for $529.99 US, slightly above the $488 US pricing that's purely for 1K units as made clear by Intel themselves.

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For North American citizens, the following processors are available though some may be out of stock due to short launch supply.

A few EU/UK based retailers also have the Intel processors listed for pre-order which include:

MWave, one of Australia's biggest tech retailer has listed down 8 Intel Comet Lake CPUs with their respective prices for pre-order:

  1. Core i9-10900K - $999.00 AUD (MWAVE)
  2. Core i9-10900KF - $919.00 AUD (MWAVE)
  3. Core i7-10700K - $749.00 AUD (MWAVE)
  4. Core i7-10700KF - $699.00 AUD (MWAVE)
  5. Core i5-10600K - $499.00 AUD (MWAVE)
  6. Core i5-10600KF - $449.00 AUD (MWAVE)
  7. Core i5-10400 - $339.00 AUD (MWAVE)
  8. Core i5-10400F - $299.00 AUD (MWAVE)

Finally, we move over to the Asian market where several Japanese retailers have listed down the Intel 10th Gen lineup for pre-order:

  • Intel Core i9-10900K - 72,000 JPY (Tsukumo)
  • Intel Core i7-10700K - 55,999 JPY (Tsukumo)
  • Intel Core i5-10400 - 25,999 JPY (Tsukumo)

Intel 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3000 Desktop CPU Prices:

Intel CPUCores / ThreadsClocks (Max)Price (MSRP)Prices (Newegg) - 16/07/2020Clocks (Max)Cores / ThreadsAMD CPU
N/AN/AN/AN/A$699.99 US4.7 GHz (105W)16/32AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-10900K10/205.3 GHz (125W)$488 US (K)
$472 US (KF)
$389.99 US4.6 GHz (105W)12/24AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Intel Core i9-10850K10/205.2 GHz (125W)~$450 US (KF)$389.99 US4.6 GHz (105W)12/24AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Intel Core i7-10700K8/165.1 GHz (125W)$374 US (K)
$349 US (KF)
$299.99 US4.5 GHz (105W)8/16AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
Intel Core i7-107008/164.8 GHz (65W)$323 US
$298 US (F)
$279.99 US4.4 GHz (65W)8/16AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Intel Core i5-10600K6/124.8 GHz (125W)$262 US (K)
$237 US (KF)
$219.99 US4.4 GHz (95W)6/12AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Intel Core i5-105006/124.5 GHz (65W)$192 US$171.99 US4.2 GHz (65W)6/12AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Intel Core i5-104006/124.3 GHz (65W)$182 US
$157 US (F)
$259.99 US4.1 GHz (65W)6/6AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
Intel Core i3-103004/84.4 GHz (65W)$143 US$194.99 US4.3 GHz (65W)4/8AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
Intel Core i3-101004/84.3 GHz (65W)$122 US$129.99 US3.9 GHz (65W)4/8AMD Ryzen 3 3100

We already covered the Z490 pre-order prices which you can view here. As for the pre-order prices for the Intel 10th Gen processors, the unlocked SKUs are definitely higher priced than AMD's Ryzen CPU line-up which they would be competing against. The standard 65W SKUs seem to be feature prices that are just about right but you take away the overclocking advantage.

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Unless or until you're going for an H470, B460, or lower-tier motherboard, a Z490 with an unlocked CPU doesn't make a whole lot sense. The H470 and B460 motherboards from Intel are expected to arrive at the end of May so if you're going for a 65W chip then you better wait a bit more rather than getting the pricer Z490 products.

Which Intel 10th Gen Desktop CPUs are you interested in the most?

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