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Intel Core i9-10900K Geekbench test with ASRock Z490M Pro4 board shows healthy gains over i9-9900KS and threatens AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in multi-core result

The Intel Core i9-10900K is a powerful desktop processor with 10 cores. (Image source: Profesional Review)
The Intel Core i9-10900K is a powerful desktop processor with 10 cores. (Image source: Profesional Review)
A Comet Lake 10-core desktop processor in the form of the Intel Core i9-10900K has been flexing some multi-core muscles on Geekbench 5. The result recorded was 11,390 points, putting it way beyond the i9-9900KS on 9,458 points. Even AMD’s 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X isn’t far out of sight, with the Matisse chip pulling in 12,134 points.
Daniel R Deakin,

Intel might be dragging its heels in regard to Comet Lake, but there are still benchmark appearances that show some of the series' members in a reasonably good light. For instance, Tum Apisak found a system with an Intel Core i9-10900K processor in combination with an ASRock Z490M Pro4 motherboard on Geekbench 5 that managed to score 1,437 points in the single-core test and 11,390 points in the multi-core test.

The Intel Core i9-10900K is a 10-core, 20-thread part with a 3.70 GHz base clock and boosts of up to 4.8 GHz (all cores) and 5.3 GHz (single core). The default TDP is expected to be 125 W. In comparison with the high-end Coffee Lake i9-9900KS, which has 8 cores and 16 threads with a default TDP set at 127 W, the new Comet Lake processor shows healthy gains as expected (see table below), especially as it has two extra cores to rely upon.

In fact, the i9-10900K is within shouting distance of the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in terms of multi-core results; the Intel chip unsurprisingly outscores the Matisse chip in the single-core test. But the Ryzen 9 3900X has two more cores and a slightly higher base clock (3.80 GHz) even if its default TDP is set lower at 105 W. The Geekbench 5 result for the i9-10900K seems very promising for the Comet Lake processor, but it’s competing against older processors here. What really matters is how the Intel CPU will hold up against AMD’s upcoming Zen 3 “Vermeer” Ryzen desktop series.

Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-9900KS AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Cores/threads/TDP 10/20/125 W 8/16/127 W 12/24/105 W
Single-core score 1,437 points 1,412 points 1,279 points
Multi-core score 11,390 points 9,458 points 12,134 points

*Data for Intel Core i9-9900KS and AMD Ryzen 9 3900X based on average scores

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-03-27 (Update: 2020-03-27)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.