The Intel Core i5-10600k CPU
Intel sent us the new 10th Gen Core CPUs in a special media kit. The retail packaging will look very different.
The box opens up revealing a translucent blue plastic sheet with Intel’s logo right in the center. Under the blue plastic insert is the CPUs in this case, we were sent the i9-10900k and the i5-10600k CPUs. This review will focus on the i5-10600k CPU.
The 10th gen i5 is contained inside a small box. Inside, the CPU is encased in a standard CPU blister pack.
Physically, there’s virtually no difference in the IHS between the 10th gen and older gen CPUs. However, a new socket is needed for the 10th gen CPUs which means you’ll also need a new motherboard. Along with the new CPU launches, Intel is launching the Z490 chipset, and motherboard manufactures have a slew of motherboards across almost all price ranges.