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 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.