We know the new Intel Core i9 10900K can get mighty toasty under heavy load, and can also chow down a whole heap of power when you’re pushing it too, but one thing I hadn’t counted on is the apparently huge variance that exists between chips. Caseking chip-binner, overclocker, and general CPU-prodder, De8auer, has posted a video showing the performance delta between 30 different versions of the top Comet Lake processor and the results are fascinating.

The silicon lottery is certainly alive and uncompromising, even just within the 10-core range of 10th Gen CPUs. You might get super-lucky and find yourself with an i9 10900K chip that’s both cooler and runs less thirsty than others right out of the box. That’s going to give you a good shot at getting some decent results from overclocking.

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