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Benefits of 10th Gen Intel Core Processors

27 August 2020



Intel’s 10th Generation Core CPUs offer all sorts of upgrade benefits, no matter what kinds of tasks you perform. They offer more threads, higher clocks, improved power efficiency and amazing gaming performance. The 10th Generation family isn’t just for DIY’ers though. They’re available in all kinds of PC devices, all the way from servers to desktops to laptops to ultra-portables. Whether you’re looking to buy a powerful workstation, a gaming beast, or a light but powerful all-day laptop, there’s a 10th Generation machine that will suit you.


Much of the press attention that 10th Generation CPUs receive is focused on the CPUs themselves. There’s nothing wrong with that, but 0-day reviews don’t really place much emphasis on the computing experience or highlight the range of applications and form factors that are possible with the different 10th Generation CPUs. With that in mind, let’s take a look at just a few of the hundreds of desktops and laptops that take advantage of the qualities of the Intel 10th Generation platforms.


If you’re looking at buying a 10th Generation desktop, of course your decision on what to purchase comes back to what you want to do with it. You don’t need a flagship 10900K system for a general office PC, and you wouldn’t pair a Pentium with a $1000+ graphics card. So, ask yourself what you plan to do with your PC. Of course, we can help you with this if you’re not sure what is best suited to you.


Intel 10th Generation CPUs can be found in all kinds of laptops. There’s high-end gaming powerhouses, practical office machines and ultra-lightweight models optimised with all-day battery life. Most include Intel’s WIFI 6 and some include Thunderbolt 3 for best in class connectivity support.





Intel’s 10th Generation CPUs offer the best gaming performance possible. A high-end beast like one of our AORUS Ready To Go Gaming PCs really looks the part. Its 10th Generation Core i9-10900K is the best gaming CPU available. It can boost up to 5.3 GHz, which means higher average and minimum framerates with minimal latency and lag. If you’re running a high refresh rate monitor, a 10th Generation 10900K will push out frame rates that no other CPU can match.


Perhaps you’re more interested in something a bit more compact or discrete to use with your lounge room big screen? This MSI Trident might fit the bill. It’s got an Intel Core i5-10400F processor onboard that offers a great blend of performance and affordability. The Intel Core i5-10400F packs 6 cores and 12 threads for the multitasking performance you need. This is combined with a thrifty 65W TDP that negates the need for a big or noisy cooler.





The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect lives and livelihoods. Many of us have to work from home. While a general-purpose laptop or PC will suffice for many, others need something with big performance, and for that, there are desktops with 10th Generation CPUs to help you get the job done.


If you need a workstation with some real grunt, but insist on doing it with style, check out this lovely 10th Generation desktop from MSI. It packs in an Intel Core i9 processor for exceptional multithreaded performance along with 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. Add in other Intel technologies such as WIFI 6 and Thunderbolt 3, and you have a creative powerhouse ready to power through your projects.


Intel’s NUC mini PC range has all sort of use cases, and if you’re looking to stay connected with your workplace, you use everyday office applications or need multiple screens, then a NUC machine may be just what you need. Consider this i7-10710U equipped NUC. It offers amazing performance yet comes in a tiny form factor that takes up hardly any space on your office desk. It’s yet another example of the power of an Intel 10th generation CPU that really belies the space it occupies.


A 10th Generation NUC isn’t just a useful office PC, you can equip them for all sorts of use cases, even gaming! How about compact home theatre PC or digital signage? Education?  Board room presenting? A 10th Generation NUC has many use cases.





If you’ve been thinking about a laptop that’s the envy of gamers everywhere, how about this Gigabyte AERO 15 model? Or perhaps you prefer the MSI flavour? These are genuine flagship gaming laptops that offer performance that only the best desktops will match. The Intel Core i9 10980HK found in the best gaming laptops can boost to over 5 GHz, a speed that allows your GPU to reach its fullest potential with smooth and consistently high frame rates. It’s the perfect CPU for pushing modern high refresh rate laptop screens.


Of course you don’t have to spend big bucks and go all out. A gaming laptop powered by an Intel 10th Generation Core i5 processor offers terrific bang for buck. Check out this affordable Acer Nitro 5 with its Core i5-10300H processor. With its 4 core/8-thread design and up to 4.5 GHz boost, it’s a great processor to pair with a mid-range GPU that will let you game at 1080p either on the go, or plugged in at home.





If you’re interested in an affordable laptop that’s perfect for a student, there are plenty of 10th Generation Intel Core CPUs to suit. This Lenovo Thinkpad offers practical features including a touch screen and large size SSD along with awesome battery life thanks to the power thrifty Intel Core i5-10210U processor. It can still boost to well over 4.0 GHz, which means it’s got the grunt on tap when you need it, while merely sipping power when you don’t, leading to longer battery life. 10th Generation CPUs really are engineered with this ethos in mind. Performance when you need it, while intelligently down clocking with next to no power use or heat generation when you don’t. You also get key Intel features like WIFI 6 connectivity.


The lower power consuming 10th Generation CPUs are perfectly suited to ultrabook class laptops. These are laptops designed with lightweight portability and maximum battery life. In a non-COVID world, business travellers swear by this class of laptop. An Intel 10th Gen compact machined metal laptop is a thing of beauty. How about this ASUS ZenBook? It weighs under 1.3KG yet packs in a great set of features including a unique ScreenPad. It’s not your normal mouse touchpad that’s for sure. Its Intel Core i7-10510U can boost as high as 4.9 GHz with just a 25W TDP. It’s a perfect illustration of how Intel is able to maximise performance without requiring hefty cooling solutions. This kind of laptop is one you’ll be proud to show off, with practicality, performance, battery life, functionality and gorgeous looks all together. Portable computing with Intel’s 10th Generation CPUs has never been better.





No matter what your day to day usage entails, whether you’re a gamer, a creative professional, a business traveller or a student, Intel has a 10th Generation equipped laptop or desktop to suit you. There are machines that offer maximum performance, or laptops that offer all-day battery life and portability, and a heap of choice in between. As always, feel free to get in touch with us here at Mwave. We’re always happy to advise you on the right PC or laptop to suit your needs and budget.




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