Intel debuts barely slower, barely cheaper model of its 10-core 10900Okay chip

In keeping with Intel, “the i9-10850Okay relies on speedy suggestions we’ve obtained from clients, together with to additional broaden choices and totally different value factors.” Critics, nevertheless, have mentioned that it’s attainable that Intel is having hassle with chips that may’t fairly attain the 10900Okay’s clock speeds, and is thus promoting them on this slower, cheaper mannequin. 

The corporate has had troubles elsewhere too. Not too long ago, it introduced that its plans for 7nm chips have fallen behind by one other six months, and there’s even a risk that manufacturing might be delayed till 2022 as a result of a “defect mode” within the course of. Till then, it should depend on 10nm processes for now, which has its personal points with delays and manufacturing.