CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
- May 16, 2002
Anandtech said that a $150 280 mm AIO would not keep it from throttling. So custom water if you want full power. I have a 280mm on my 3950x, and its not over 70c at 100% full load 24/7 running DC apps. My 3900x's did fine on the stock included cooler, but I upgraded those to 240mm AIO's to run cooler.Higher than what dense TSMC 7N needs. But actually better than many expected.
A lot of people on this forum, including those who criticize Comet Lake the most, probably have cooling solutions easily capable of handling at least 10700K.
These -K chips are by definition limited supply and super binned. Nothing changes.
And for now we only have that in retail, since OEMs have priority for the OEM SKUs.
That said, it's far from "paper launch".
I'm writing from Poland and all -K chips are available from the largest Intel partners.
It seems 10700K is the one easiest to get. I could have one tomorrow morning. 10900K and 10600K - delivery in 1-3 days.
Prices are also in-line with MSRP. at the moment 10900K costs ~$50 more than 9900K.
As far as supply, newegg is OOS and Amazon does not even have it listed when I looked this morning. Somebody might but right now its no where I can find in the US.