Core i9-10900X (Cascade Lake-X) processor tested again at Geekbench
It is expected that next month Intel will introduce a new generation of desktop processors, including productive solutions for the HEDT segment – Cascade Lake-X. And one of the representatives of this family, namely the Core i9-10900X, was tested in the Geekbench benchmark, due to which its characteristics became known.
The Intel Core i9-10900X processor was tested as part of the Dell Precision 5820 Tower X-Series system, built on a motherboard with an LGA 2066 processor socket and Intel X299 chipset. This once again confirms that the new generation of Intel HEDT processors will remain compatible with the current platform. Of course, you will need to update the BIOS.
Actually, from the point of view of the characteristics of any significant changes are not expected. The Core i9-10900X processor, like its predecessor Core i9-9900X, has 10 cores, 20 threads and 19.25 MB of cache in the third level. Even the clock frequencies, according to Geekbench, have not changed – the base is 3.5 GHz, while the maximum Boost frequency has reached 4.4 GHz.
Most likely, the Core i9-10900X engineering sample was tested here, and the final version of the chip will have at least slightly higher frequencies. You can’t count on a significant increase, because the “new products” will be performed according to the good old 14-nm process technology, which was once again improved.
The key difference between Cascade Lake processors and their predecessors is the hardware “patches” that protect against vulnerabilities Meltdown and Specter. In addition, according to preliminary data, the number of PCIe 3.0 lanes in the new chips will increase from 44 to 48, which will allow connecting a little more devices.