Intel Core i9-10900K, Core i7-10700K, Core i5-10600K - Cooler Performance and Temperatures

The Intel Comet Lake processors feature higher clock speeds and more cores, this means that the temperatures can directly be affected by the updated design. In terms of packaging, the CPUs ship with the same STIM or Soldered Thermal Interface Material as the 9th Gen Unlocked chips.

In short, Intel has gone back to the soldered design with higher quality thermal interface material between the die and IHS so that should technically lead to better temperatures under overclocking and stress situations. The results were carried out with the ASUS Ryujin 240 AIO liquid cooler:

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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
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Intel Core i9-9900KS
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Intel Core i5-8600K
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Intel Core i5-10600K (Stock / ASUS ROG Maximus XII HERO)
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Intel Core i9-9900K
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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Intel Core i7-8700K
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
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Intel Core i9-10980XE
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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Intel Core i7-10700K (Stock / ASUS ROG Maximus XII HERO)
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Intel Core i9-10900K (Stock / ASUS ROG Maximus XII HERO)
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Intel Core i9-10900K OC (ASRock Z490 Taichi)
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Intel Core i9-10900K OC (Gigabyte Z490 Vision G)
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Intel Core i7-10700K OC (ASUS ROG Maximus XII HERO)
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Intel Core i7-10700K OC (ASRock Z490 Taichi)
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Intel Core i7-10700K OC (Gigabyte Z490 Vision G)
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Intel Core i5-10600K OC (ASUS ROG Maximus XII HERO)
69
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Intel Core i5 -10600K OC (ASRock Z490 Taichi)
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Intel Core i5-10600K OC (Gigabyte Z490 Vision G)
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