Intel Core i5-10600K Review

Mid-range Desktop processor released in 2020 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 4.1GHz, max speed at 4.8GHz, and a 125W power rating. Core i5-10600K is based on the Comet Lake 14nm family and part of the Core i5 series.
Price 71%
Speed 75%
Productivity 49%
Gaming 91%
Category Desktop
Target mid-range
Socket Compatibility LGA1200
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630
Cooler Included No
Overclock Potential 3 %
Year 2020 Model
Price 262 USD
Number of Cores 6 Cores
Number of Threads 12 Threads
Core Frequency 4.1 GHz
Boost Frequency 4.8 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 5.1 GHz
Power Consumption 125 W
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
L3 Cache 12 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 128 GB
Price-Value Score 71 %
Speed Score 75 %
Productivity Score 49 %
Gaming Score 91 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 15.1 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 7.6 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 3.8 %
Overall Score 53/100

The Core i5-10600K is one of Intel's mid-range Desktop processors. It was released in 2020 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 4.1GHz, max speed at 4.8GHz, and a 125W power rating. The Core i5-10600K is based on the Comet Lake 14nm family and is part of the Core i5 series.

Core i5-10600K is also the successor of Intel's last gen Core i5-9600K processor that was based on the Coffee Lake Refresh and 14nm process and was released in 2018.

In our mind, the best processors are the ones that deliver outstanding performance at a reasonable price point. And, the Core i5-10600K absolutely nails this concept.

That something is the Core i5-10600K. Intel cranks the TDP dial up to 125W on this 6-core 12-thread chip, making it the high-performance counterpart to the 65W Core i5-10500, which is basically the same 14nm chip built with the Comet Lake microarchitecture, but with a lower TDP rating. That chip came away from our first look at the Comet Lake series with an Editor's Choice award, going toe-to-toe with AMD's Ryzen 5 3600X, so it's fair to say we have high hopes for the higher-performance model. Intel still hasn't sampled the chip to the press, so we bought one at retail to put it under the microscope.

As the higher-priced version of the Core i5-10500, the Core i5-10600K has higher base and Boost frequencies of 4.1 and 4.8 GHz, respectively. That's an increase in base frequency and a bump to boost clocks, but the real advantage should lay in the higher Package Power Tracking (PPT) envelope, which is a measurement of the maximum amount of power delivered to the socket. The Core i5-10500's PPT tops out at 65W, while the motherboard can pump up to 142W to the Core i5-10600K at peak performance. That opens up much more aggressive boost behavior, on both single and multiple cores, that could widen the performance gap beyond what we see on the spec sheet.

What this all means is that the Intel Core i5-10600K is an absolute beast when it comes to multi-threaded workloads, especially at this price point. If you're counting on doing some video editing or compiling one hell of an Excel spreadsheet, you're going to see firsthand a performance boost with the Core i5-10600K.

The Intel Core i5-10600K is another impressive release from Intel and its 10 Generation of Core i5 chips. With it, you’re getting 6-cores and 12-threads, with a boost clock of 4.8GHz. It may not be the strongest contender ever made on paper, but when you see and feel the actual performance gains it offers, you’re certainly getting a lot of bang for your $262 buck.

If you're mostly playing games on your PC, you will be happy buying either processor. Both proved to be solid options and are evenly matched with a slight advantage to the AMD chip if you don't tune up the Ryzen 5 processor. The base performance we showed for the Core i5-10600K can be achieved with $90 memory, while the Ryzen 5 3600X will require $110 - $120 memory in order to enable the frame rates shown here. It’s not a big cost difference and right now with anything less than an RTX 2070 or Vega 64 you’ll more than likely become GPU limited.

For a 6-core processor, Intel’s $262 flagship Core i5-10600K processor seems downright cheap. On paper, the cost of those 0 extra cores is almost an afterthought when you stack it up against its direct competitor, the $237 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 3600X.

If extended overclocking and boost frequencies are trivial matters to you, Intel also offers the Core i5-10500 at $192. It’s still outfitted with 6-cores and 12-threads, but clocks in at a slower 3.1GHz and maxes out at only 4.5GHz.

Now the biggest question is can Intel’s Core i5 processor play games? The answer is simply yes as it got a respectable gaming score of 91% in our benchmarks.

Regardless of those external factors, the Core i5-10600K proves it has the chops to be your main gaming system and a just as effective media creation platform – two things that are becoming intrinsically connected in this age of live-streaming, eSports and uploading gameplay videos.

Which GPU to Pick for Intel Core i5-10600K

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the Intel Core i5-10600K.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24GB $ 1,599 $ 4.8 335.9 FPS
279.8 FPS
184.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 2.5 313.5 FPS
261.1 FPS
172.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB $ 999 $ 3.3 303.2 FPS
247.8 FPS
148.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB $ 1,199 $ 4.1 291.1 FPS
242.3 FPS
159.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB $ 799 $ 2.9 279.7 FPS
232.7 FPS
153.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB $ 899 $ 3.3 275.6 FPS
225.4 FPS
135.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 5.7 261.7 FPS
210.2 FPS
130.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT 16GB $ 1,099 $ 4.4 250.5 FPS
204.8 FPS
122.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB $ 1,999 $ 8.1 246.3 FPS
205 FPS
135.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB $ 999 $ 4.1 245.3 FPS
198.1 FPS
121 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB $ 649 $ 2.8 230.9 FPS
186.5 FPS
113.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 3.5 228.1 FPS
186.9 FPS
120.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 3.1 228 FPS
183.2 FPS
113.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB $ 599 $ 2.7 220.2 FPS
178.7 FPS
116.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 10GB $ 599 $ 3.1 195.6 FPS
158.4 FPS
100.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB $ 579 $ 3.2 182.9 FPS
147.7 FPS
90.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 2.9 174.4 FPS
140.1 FPS
87 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 15.6 160.2 FPS
132.9 FPS
83.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 8.3 155.9 FPS
129.4 FPS
80.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB $ 479 $ 3.1 154 FPS
125.3 FPS
75.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB 8GB $ 399 $ 2.6 151.4 FPS
124.5 FPS
79.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB $ 399 $ 2.8 142.9 FPS
117.9 FPS
74.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 4.9 141.5 FPS
116.2 FPS
72.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 2.9 136.5 FPS
111.6 FPS
68.5 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 22.1 135.7 FPS
112.5 FPS
71.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB $ 299 $ 2.2 135.6 FPS
112.1 FPS
71.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7600 8GB $ 269 $ 2 135.5 FPS
110.9 FPS
67.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 5.2 133.8 FPS
108.7 FPS
67 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB $ 379 $ 3 128.1 FPS
104.2 FPS
63.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 6.1 125.4 FPS
103.7 FPS
64.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 4 124.6 FPS
100.1 FPS
62.1 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 9.8 122.9 FPS
100.1 FPS
63.6 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 5.7 122.9 FPS
99.4 FPS
60.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 3.3 119.7 FPS
96.7 FPS
59 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 4.2 118.1 FPS
93.5 FPS
58.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 8GB $ 200 $ 1.7 118.1 FPS
96.7 FPS
61.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $ 329 $ 2.8 117.3 FPS
94.5 FPS
59.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 3.6 111.8 FPS
87.1 FPS
53.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 3.2 109.7 FPS
88.7 FPS
54.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 4.7 106.5 FPS
84.8 FPS
51.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 3.3 105.2 FPS
80.1 FPS
48.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 2.7 103.5 FPS
83 FPS
50.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 15 99.8 FPS
78.3 FPS
51 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 5 99.5 FPS
80.5 FPS
49 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 4.1 98.7 FPS
78.5 FPS
47.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 6GB $ 249 $ 2.6 96.5 FPS
76.3 FPS
47.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 10.4 95.9 FPS
75.5 FPS
46.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 3 93.9 FPS
74.7 FPS
45.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 4.3 93.3 FPS
75.3 FPS
45.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 4.4 90.8 FPS
71.7 FPS
43.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 2.6 88.5 FPS
70.5 FPS
43.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 7.8 83.5 FPS
66.1 FPS
40.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 2.6 83.3 FPS
66.3 FPS
40.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 3.5 79.1 FPS
61.1 FPS
36.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 8.6 75.8 FPS
62.8 FPS
39.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 2.2 72.5 FPS
57.6 FPS
35.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 2.8 71.9 FPS
55.5 FPS
33 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 7.7 71.6 FPS
56.1 FPS
34.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 3.3 70.1 FPS
54.1 FPS
32.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 9.4 69 FPS
56.2 FPS
35 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 14.9 66.9 FPS
51.9 FPS
33.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 8.4 65.2 FPS
52.9 FPS
32.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 3.9 65 FPS
50.6 FPS
30.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 2.6 64.4 FPS
49.9 FPS
29.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 6.8 62.7 FPS
50.7 FPS
31.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 2.8 61.7 FPS
48.2 FPS
29.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 5.4 60.7 FPS
46.8 FPS
29.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 6.8 59 FPS
47.2 FPS
29.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 5.6 58.6 FPS
46.3 FPS
26.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 2.9 57.8 FPS
45.7 FPS
27.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 2.7 55.3 FPS
43.6 FPS
26.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 3.5 51.6 FPS
41 FPS
24.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 5.3 43.4 FPS
34.1 FPS
21.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 6.4 39 FPS
30.7 FPS
18 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 5.1 38.7 FPS
30.4 FPS
18 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 4.4 38.1 FPS
30.1 FPS
18.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 7.4 37.7 FPS
30 FPS
17.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 5.3 37.3 FPS
29.2 FPS
17.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 5.2 32.5 FPS
25.4 FPS
15.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 3.3 30 FPS
23.2 FPS
13.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 5.4 29.4 FPS
22.7 FPS
14.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 5.2 28.9 FPS
21.4 FPS
13.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 5.2 28.7 FPS
20.6 FPS
12.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 5.3 26.5 FPS
20.5 FPS
12.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 5.8 25.6 FPS
17.7 FPS
11.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 3.8 20.9 FPS
16.3 FPS
9.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 4 20 FPS
15.5 FPS

Related Discussions and Issues

ChillaximusTheGreat July 15, 2020

Mobo help! Core i5-10600k build, Asus tuf z490 or Strix-e?

Looking for opinions on the tuf vs strix-e. Will be all gaming and some light overclocking. What makes the strix $100 more? Also, why does the Asus site say AI doesn’t come with the TUF z490? Can’t I just download the software?

khalidinho July 15, 2020

I have ASUS tuf paired it with an i7 10700k and it works perfectly fine for me. Downloaded AI suite 3 and even upgraded BIOS with it. You should have no problems with the TUF mobo if you go with it. I honestly suggest the 100$ dollars more for the i7 rather than the i5

ChillaximusTheGreat July 15, 2020

Thanks for the info. 100 is a good chunk of change, especially when it’s hard to realize the improvement. The strix gives me more USB and better power phases (which I don’t even think are needed)?

Are you overclocking? And why did you opt for the tuf over the strix or even msi gaming?

WagyuWarrior July 25, 2020

Need Help with Gaming Build (gtx 1080 + i5 10600k)

Hey Everyone,

my pc recently broke down (was a 6700k+gtx1080). Im planing on 1080p gaming with 100+ frames.

What i have:

-GPU: Asus GTX 1080

What i plan to buy:

Case: NZXT H1

CPU: Intel i5 10600k

What im not sure about:

Motherboard: What i think i want:

-2 Ram slots

-2 ssd slots

-network chip with bluetooth (most of the time i use ethernet but sometimes ill take my pc somewhere else so i need network functionality.)

-maybe 1 m2 slot for the systemdata?

As you can see i have no clue and would appreciate help :)

RedFordTruck July 25, 2020

Check out pcpartpicker. Just about every z490 motherboard has at least 2 ram slots, sata ports, and a m.2 slot. Just gotta see which one has wifi and Bluetooth.

NoobMasterSixtyNlNE July 27, 2020

10600K(f) MOBO/Ram Help

Looking to buy a 10600k(f) and have some questions for you experts since I’m a noob here.

  • Will the 10600k ever come down in price from $380, if not will the $270 preorder for the 10600kf be fulfilled any time soon? I need my pc back up and running decently soon

  • I have 3000mhz ram - can I get the full 3000mhz without OC on any MOBO? I’m confused because on the specs it says 2666mhz max speed and I read somewhere that 2666mhz will really hurt FPS performance

  • This B450M MOBO - would it limit/hurt anything as far as performance or memory speed goes? It’s super cheap and scares me a bit but otherwise seems really solid.

  • “ASROCK B460M PRO4 Supports 10th Gen Intel Core Processors (Socket 1200) Motherboard “

    4. Is there any CPU that’s comparable in speed/price as the 10600k that’s actually in stock?

    Thanks a ton guys.

    BuckNZahn July 27, 2020
  • No idea.

  • When you buy 3000mhz Ram, it is usually Ram that's rated for up to 3000mhz. At stock settings, it will run at something like 2133. You need to select XMP in bios to get the 3000, which technically is already a RAM OC. Now you don't need to OC the CPU to get that speed. Intel CPUs are rated to run with far lower ram speeds than they are actually capable of, it's just not guaranteed by intel. Get a mobo that can run 3000 and select XMP and you're good.

  • There is no point in buying an unlocked K sku CPU if you don't intend to overclock it. To overclock that CPU, you need a Z490 mobo. So either get a z490 or get a different CPU.

  • Depends on your needs. "3600 is enough for gaming" is true for more than 90% of people. That CPU still is probably the best bang/buck right now. What GPU are you planning to buy? What games @ what resolution/graphic settings/fps are you looking to play?

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    NoobMasterSixtyNlNE July 27, 2020

    2. If I were to buy a MOBO that supports something less than 3000mhz but more than whatever the CPU “guarantees” as you say, would XMP just clock it as high as the MOBO allows with no problem?

    3. Good advice. Do the non-K CPUs get less performance stock than a stock K CPU? I see the 10600 base clock is 3.3ghz which seems low but has the same turbo clock.

    4. I already have a 2070 super. I play Arma 3/Ark (very cpu intensive), Rocket League/smaller games any normal CPU will crush, as well as games like Warzone/future CODs. I use a 1440p 144hz g-sync monitor.

    I just sold my 7700k and its mobo for $420, bought them for $430 total 3 years ago almost exactly so didn’t lose much. I had to RMA my PSU and honestly don’t know how to install a new one, so I’m looking (and did) to sell my CPU/MOBO for a high price since now everything is inflated so I can get a more aesthetically pleasing PC and so my friends can put it together for me. Figured I could upgrade a little for minimally more, have a better looking PC, and do everything together while I have so much to swap anyways.

    Edit: I really appreciate the help

    Wrong-Historian July 27, 2020

    I think the memory speed doesn't really depend on the motherboard at all because the memory controller is integrated in the CPU. If going to memory speeds above 2666 then you are technically overclocking the memory controller of the CPU, but the RAM being 3000MHz means that you'll not be overclocking the RAM at that speed. I think you can do that on any mobo and even with non-K cpu's. The RAM will probably even have an XMP profile that you can just select in the BIOS and then it will just overclock the memory controller to the speed that the RAM is guaranteed to be stable by the RAM manufacturer.

    This is all a bit theoretical. For example I've got a 10600 (non-K) with Z490 board and 3200MHz RAM, but selecting the XMP profile results in a non-booting board, so I still have to manually tweak the timings / voltages myself... bummer...

    MakoRuu July 28, 2020

    According to, the 10600kf will launch in September.

    (Everything else has been answered.)

    life-is-hard-man- July 20, 2020

    Help with 10600k overclock complete noob

    Hello guys so I recently built my pc with my brother and I found out that I can easily get 5ghz with my 10600k. I tried some different stuffs. I got blue screen or the whole pc just shut down or the temps using prime95 would be 100-115C. So I went with no over clock and stock bios like I did before and ram xmp profile I get 28-30C idle and 60C under 100% load. I don’t know what I should do this is my first time overclocking and specially intel my pc was a amd phantom 2 and any help would be appreciated. Another thing that I thought about causing this might be that my power supply does not have enough juice for the build. I did overclock my my gpu using msi afterburner and under load the gpu is 70C. And I set the power limit at 120% for the GPU.

    My build is:

    I5 10600k

    Arctic freezer ii 240

    Gigabyte vision G (I did update the bios today using @bios)

    2x8gb patriot viper 3866mghz 18cl

    Asus dual evo 2070 super OC

    Lian li Lancool 2 case with all the fans. The radiator is installed in the front and is in push pull config. 8 case fans and 2 cpu radiator fans. And 2 led strips that were already installed on the case (15 leds)

    Evga 650w 80+ gold

    If anyone is familiar with the vision g motherboard and has one please help or is familiar with gigabyte overclocking because everyone has ROG or MSI motherboard bios on YouTube and there are not a lot of vids on vision g motherboard with 10600k.

    Sorry for any miss spellings English is not my first language and any mis used computer language.

    EDIT: should I buy a new psu and if so should I go for 750w 850w or 1000w

    Marble_Wraith July 20, 2020
  • Your PSU is fine.

  • Forget about GPU OC for now. Reset to stock and focus on CPU first.

  • Recommend doing a software OC first using intel XTU.


    sultry_eyes July 20, 2020

    Yes, this is the way. Use the utility to overclock and pay attention to the avg voltage that the gigabyte/10600k combo produces. From the multiplier you have set and the automatic voltage that the CPU demands, you now have a baseline.

    From that baseline you can now go into the bios and manually set a voltage with multiplier. Test and then lower the voltage from there.

    Try to use a less demanding tool like the XTU benchmark tool mentioned above. And maybe consider using Cinebench R20 as well. Prime95 with AVX maybe too demanding to use as a baseline.

    Try and also look for an adaptive voltage setting in the gigabyte motherboard. In asus motherboard's they have an adaptive voltage setting which basically only applies your manual voltage to your CPU's Turbo frequency. So if you set 1.35v for an all core multiplier of 50x, the motherboard will only apply your voltage for when your CPU hits 50x. When your CPU is idling or not boosting to 50x, it will revert to its native Voltage versus Frequency Curve instead. Or V/F curve.

    That way you are not just setting a blanket manual voltage and can take advantage of power saving modes while reaping the benefits of a manual voltage at the higher turbo frequency.

    jjgraph1x July 20, 2020

    Don't waste money on a bigger PSU, that's not your problem. Were you just using an Auto OC preset for the CPU or what did you change aside from speed?

    Keep in mind bios may be different between boards but the same concept applies to all of them. You never want to just copy another person's settings.

    life-is-hard-man- July 21, 2020

    I tried to use the gigabyte easy tune thing but it didn’t go above stock speeds. I changed the vcore speed and a couple of other things I forgot the names

    Te5lac0il July 20, 2020

    What voltage did you run? Not every i5 10600k can do 5ghz at reasonable voltages.... Trust me.

    life-is-hard-man- July 21, 2020

    It reaches 100C And the system just shuts down I set the max temp to 115 I brought it lowest I could so it wouldn’t crash I played gta v and mw all day with no problems it’s just when I try running prime95 on max settings

    fray_bentos11 July 28, 2020

    Moving thermal protection up to 115C is dumb. Based on your discussion above, you should stay away from over clocking until you have done some serious reading and informed yourself. You may have already damaged your CPU from high auto voltages paired with silly high temperatures.

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    The Intel Core i5-10600K is an undeniably fast midrange gaming CPU, but at its launch price, it needs more daylight between it and Ryzen 7 chips above, and less between it and the Ryzen 5 ones below.
    The Core i5-10600K is arguably the most compelling of the 10th-gen unlocked desktop parts. First, it's the most affordable of the bunch, set to retail for $262. Second, if you look at the spec ...
    The Core i5-10600K doesn’t have high-end new features like Turbo Boost 3.0 Max or Thermal Velocity Boost – those are reserved for high-end Core i9 chips like the flagship i9-10900K.
    The Intel Core i5-10600K has a single-core Turbo Boost of 4.8GHz and 4.5GHz for an all-core Turbo Boost. This is slightly higher than the 4.6GHz single-core Boost of the 9600K, but much higher ...
    The stock Core i5-10600K vies with the Ryzen 5 3600X at stock settings, but its higher overclocking headroom grants it the overall win as it edges out the higher-clocked Core i7-9700K.
    The Intel Core i5-10600K is an undeniably fast midrange gaming CPU, but at its launch price, it needs more daylight between it and Ryzen 7 chips above, and less between it and the Ryzen 5 ones below.
    Core i5 10600K processor review More cores, more clock frequency, a stronger gaming processor. Priced at 262 USD, this processor based on Comet Lake-S architecture and tied to the Z490 platform ...
    The Core i5-10600K is Intel's biggest upgrade in the mid-range for years. Driven by strong competition from AMD, Intel is now giving us a 6c/12t CPU with 125 W TDP and the full compliment of 12 MB cache. Our Core i5-10600K benchmarks show it to be a formidable performer, especially in gaming.
    Sada je pred nama blistava kometa 10. generacije Core procesora, u vidu najnovijeg Core i5 10600K izdanja. Da li će se duže zadržati na CPU nebu, videćemo u periodu koji je pred nama...
    The Corsair H115i handles the Core i5-10600K with little effort during our stress tests, Prime95 included, signaling that this is an easy-to-cool chip, and air cooling is certainly an option.