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Intel Core i9-10900K surpasses 3,000 in Cinebench R15 running at 5.4 GHz; within touching distance of the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X and well ahead of the Core i9-9900K

The Core i9-10900K is a 10 core Comet Lake-S processor. (Image source: Intel)
The Core i9-10900K is a 10 core Comet Lake-S processor. (Image source: Intel)
AMD may have upped its game with recent Ryzen and Threadripper processors, but the Core i9-10900K shows that Intel still has something left to offer. Seemingly able to push 5.4 GHz and 1.35 V while scoring over 3,000 in Cinebench R15 multi-core, the Core i9-10900K is a massive improvement over the Core i9-9900K. The Core i9-10900K has the measure of the Ryzen 9 3900X too, but do not mention the Ryzen 9 3950X, though.
Alex Alderson,

The Core i9-10900K has been appearing on plenty of benchmarking websites of late, whether that be Geekbench or various 3DMark benchmarks. While Intel states that the Core i9-10900K is capable of peaking at 5.3 GHz, someone has managed to overclock the processor to 5.4 GHz, assuming that CPU-Z reported clock speeds correctly. Originally posted on Baidu and reposted by @momomo_US  the Core i9-10900K was running on an ASRock Phantom Gaming 4/AX motherboard with 16 GB of dual-channel G.Skill DDR4-3200 CL14 RAM.

Running at 1.35 V, the Core i9-10900K has been demonstrated to achieve a score of 3,002 in Cinebench R15 multi-core. While this represents a big uplift over the Core i9-9900K, we are comparing an overclocked Core i9-10900K against stock Core i9-9900K scores. Similarly, the Core i9-10900K cannot match a stock Ryzen 9 3900X, nor a Ryzen 9 3950X. We expect that the Core i9-10900K would be drawing more than its 125 W TDP, too. The processor also only peaked at 62 °C during its CB R15 run, suggesting that it was not benchmarked using an air cooler. The original poster on Baidu mentioned it running at -30 °C, but we cannot confirm this.

On the one hand, it looks like the Core i9-10900K is a good upgrade over the Core i9-9900K. Likewise, it will likely represent one of the most high-end desktop processors that one could buy in 2020. However, with the Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 9 3950X already a match for the Core i9-10900K, we cannot wait to see what Vermeer has in store later this year.

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(Image source: Baidu (qsazx874) via Videocardz)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-05- 7 (Update: 2020-05- 7)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.