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Intel Core i9-10900K

Intel i9-10900K

The Intel Core i9-10900K is a high-end processor for desktops with ten cores based on the Comet Lake architecture (CML-S, 4th generation of Skylake). The processor clocks at between 3.7 and 5.3 GHz (all 10 cores up to 4.8 GHz) and can execute up to twenty threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The 5.3 GHz can be only achieved below 70°C core temperature (Thermal Velocity Boost of 100 MHz).

The processor is still manufactured in the old 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the predecessor, the Core i9-9900K, the 10900K offers increased clock speeds and two more cores. Thanks to the free multiplicator, the CPU can also be easily overclocked (but may not have much headroom).

The Comet Lake architecture is similar to Coffee Lake and offers the same features and is produced in the same 14nm process. Other than the improved clock rates, the memory controller now also supports faster DDR4-2933 RAM. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

Performance

Thanks to the high Turbo Boost, the CPU is the fastest gaming CPU available at the time of announcement. Using all cores, the i9 however is slower than the top Ryzen CPUs (like the Ryzen 9 3950X) which offer more cores.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a similar performance as the UHD630 in the Core i7-9900K. As a  low-end solution it will only run current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 125 Watts (PL1) but under full load up to 250 Watt are consumed (PL2). In default mode these 250 Watt and therefore high clock speeds can be maintained for up to 56 seconds, however, all boards offer the option to alter these settings.

SeriesIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-S
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-S
» Intel Core i9-10900K3700 - 5300 MHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i5-10600K compare4100 - 4800 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Clock Rate3700 - 5300 MHz
Level 1 Cache640 KB
Level 2 Cache2.5 MB
Level 3 Cache20 MB
Number of Cores / Threads10 / 20
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)125 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketLGA 1200
FeaturesTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$488 U.S.
Announcement Date05/20/2020

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
83.9 pt (93%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
532 Points (98%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
6381 Points (64%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2620 Points (60%)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
224 Points (100%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
29 Points (66%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
2.6 Points (100%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
8127 Points (83%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
59368 Points (100%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
80495 Points (93%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
10625 Points (99%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
66.3 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
9739 KB/s (100%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
70968 MIPS (71%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
5954 MIPS (39%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
149 fps (89%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
290 fps (100%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
21 fps (76%)
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TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
14.6 GB/s (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
0.5 sec (11%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
7.2 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
403 Seconds (2%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
22140 points (100%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
74951 Points (48%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
75063 Points (89%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
76898 Points (89%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
20469 Points (52%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
29805 Points (93%)
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
14326 Points (100%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
6348 Points (100%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
43058 Points (75%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1440 Points (100%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
11407 Points (70%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1449 Points (100%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
11414 Points (92%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
709 ms (1%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
276 Watt (74%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
269 Watt (71%)
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Comet Lake

» Intel Comet Lake i9-10900K
   3.7 GHz / 2.5 MB L2 + 20 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10980HK
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10885H
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake W-10885M
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10880H
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10875H
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10600K
   4.1 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake W-10855M
   2.8 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10850H
   2.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H
   2.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10810U
   1.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10710U
   1.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10400H
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10300H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10610U
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10310U
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i3-10110U
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10510Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10310Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10210Y
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i3-10110Y
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake Pentium Gold 6405U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake Celeron 5205U
   1.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 2 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i9 (Desktop) i9-10980XE
   3 GHz / 18 MB + 24.8 MB
- Intel Core i9 (Desktop) i9-9980XE
   3 GHz / 18 MB + 24.8 MB
- AMD Threadripper TR 2950X
   3.5 GHz / 8 MB + 32 MB
- AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R9 3900X
   3.8 GHz / 6 MB + 64 MB
- AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R9 3900
   3.1 GHz / 6 MB + 64 MB
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10900K
   3.7 GHz / 2.5 MB L2 + 20 MB L3
+ AMD Threadripper TR 1950X
   3.4 GHz / 8192 KB + 32768 KB
+ AMD Threadripper TR 2920X
   3.5 GHz / 6144 KB + 32768 KB
+ AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R7 3800XT
   3.9 GHz / 4096 KB + 32768 KB
+ AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R7 3700X
   3.6 GHz / 4096 KB + 32768 KB
+ Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900KS
   4 GHz / 2048 KB + 16384 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2020-05-21)