Some Intel Comet Lake Core i5 processors are not like the others, meaning the silicon beneath the heat spreader can be a little different chip-to-chip. The Intel Core i5 10400 and Core i5 10400F are both available with one of two steppings, either Q0 or G1, and these signal whether these chips are a native six-core or a cut-down 10-core chip.

This isn’t something to worry about with the Core i5 10600K, however, as the top-end i5 is running on the same Q0 10-core die as the flagship Core i9 10900K CPU, but with four cores shut down. Though it’s also unlikely to be something to worry about with a non-overclocking CPU anyway.

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