Intel Core i5-10600K processor review

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption

We show energy consumption based on the entire PC (motherboard / processor / graphics card / memory / SSD). This number depends and will vary per motherboard (added ICs / controllers / wifi / Bluetooth) and PSU (efficiency). Keep in mind that we measure the ENTIRE PC, not just the processor's power consumption. Your average PC can differ from our numbers if you add optical drives, HDDs, soundcards etc. 




Power consumption measurements will differ per PC and setup. Your attached components use power but your motherboard can also have additional ICs installed like an audio controller, 3rd party chips, network controllers, extra SATA controllers, extra USB controllers, and so on. These parts all consume power, so these results are a subjective indication. Next, to that, we stress all CPU cores 100% and thus show peak power consumption. 


Above, you can see that once we average out the cores over system power draw per core, we're looking at the same energy consumption as last-gen Coffee Lake.


The reason we do not table up temperature results is that we'd need to apply the same cooling over and over on all platforms. Also, coolers (RPM) react differently to TDP and variables like BIOS. The Core i5 10600K peaks to 69 Degrees C under load on the package, this is with a looped wPRIME 1024M run. Overall not bad at all. We did apply LCS cooling by Corsair.



The fastest core

In light of the recent Turbo clock frequency discussion, if you again look above you can spot the fastest core frequency on a single thread, all of them can reach 4800 MHz. The processor reaches its advertised 4800 MHz on at least two cores.  

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