Anyone shopping for a high-performance desktop CPU in the year 2020 is spoiled for choice. In the blue corner we have the Intel Core i9-10900K, which can run all 10 cores at 4.9GHz and can Turbo a single core as high as 5.3GHz. Meanwhile, over in the red corner, we have the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 cores that boost up to 4.0GHz on all cores, and up to 4.7GHz on one.
It’s not all about clock speed though. Instructions per clock, security features, and TDP all play their part in deciding which CPU is best for your particular use case.