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Intel Core i5-10600K Review 2021

The Intel Core i5-10600K has a lot to prove, if Intel wants to keep that mainstream gaming crown. For the longest time, having an affordable Intel mainstream processor with Hyper-Threading enabled seemed like a pipe dream. But, with AMD giving it a good run for its money, Team Blue has decided to spread the joy of Hyper-Threading around to the entire Comet Lake-S lineup – even the Pentiums – instead of reserving it for the top of its product stack.

So, what you’ve got in the Intel Core i5-10600K is a 6-core, 12-thread processor that delivers impressive performance while keeping the price tag affordable. And, for the first time in a while, two competing chips in the same price window – the i5-10600K and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X – have the same amount of cores and threads, which benefits consumers immensely. 

Still, the Core i5 has traditionally been the go-to for PC gamers looking for awesome gaming performance without having to fork over the cash for a flagship processor. With AMD Ryzen 3000 on the market claiming performance wins left and right, can the Intel Core i5-10600K keep up?

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