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Intel Core i5-10400F vs Intel Core i5-10600K

Intel Core i5-10400F

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The Intel Core i5-10400F is a mid-range processor for desktops with six cores based on the Comet Lake architecture (CML-S, 4th generation of Skylake). The processor clocks at between 2.9 and 4.3 GHz and can execute up to 12 threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading.

The processor is still manufactured on the old 14nm (14nm++) process.

The Comet Lake architecture is similar to Coffee Lake and offers the same features and is made with the same 14 nm process. Other than the improved clock rates, the memory controller now also supports faster DDR4-2666 RAM. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

Performance

The average 10400F in our database matches AMD Ryzen 7 4800U and Intel Core i7-9700K in multi-thread performance to be a more than decent mid-range option for your gaming setup.

Graphics

The CPUs with an "F" suffix do not feature an integrated graphics adapter. The Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is deactivated.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP at 65 Watts (PL1) but under full load up to 134 Watt are consumed (PL2) for up to 28 seconds (Tau).

Intel Core i5-10600K

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The Intel Core i5-10600K is a mid-range processor for desktops with six cores based on the Comet Lake architecture (CML-S, 4th generation of Skylake). The processor clocks at between 4.1 and 4.8 GHz and can execute up to twelfe threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. 

The processor is still manufactured in the old 14nm (14nm++) process. 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 clock speeds (and possible TDP settings with most mainboards), the Core i5-10600K offers a similar speed than the old Core i7-9700K quad core. Compared to current AMD offerings, the multi-core performance is on par with a Ryzen 5 3600, single core and gaming performance with a faster Ryzen 9 3900.

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.

ModelIntel Core i5-10400FIntel Core i5-10600K
SeriesIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-SComet Lake-S
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-S
Intel Core i9-10900K compare3.7 - 5.3 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10850K compare3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10910 compare3.6 - 5 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i7-10700K compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-10700 compare2.9 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i5-10600K4.1 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
» Intel Core i5-10400F2.9 - 4.3 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i3-10320 compare3.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 87.9 MB
Intel Core i3-10100 compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10100F compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i9-10900K compare3.7 - 5.3 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10850K compare3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10910 compare3.6 - 5 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i7-10700K compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-10700 compare2.9 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
» Intel Core i5-10600K4.1 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-10400F2.9 - 4.3 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i3-10320 compare3.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 87.9 MB
Intel Core i3-10100 compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10100F compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Clock2900 - 4300 MHz4100 - 4800 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB384 KB
L2 Cache1.5 MB1.5 MB
L3 Cache12 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 126 / 12
TDP65 Watt125 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketLGA 1200LGA 1200
FeaturesHyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, Virtualization
Architecturex86x86
$155 U.S.$262 U.S.
Announced
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10400F
44.2 pt (52%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10600K
47.1 pt (55%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
10475 Points (17%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1385 Points (68%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
438 Points (56%)
464 Points (59%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
3201 Points (14%)
3443 Points (15%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1332 Points (14%)
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1452 Points (15%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
180 Points (56%)
205 Points (63%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
14.4 Points (26%)
15.8 Points (29%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2 Points (6%)
2.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6719 Points (60%)
7343 Points (66%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
36564 Points (50%)
40074 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
47901 Points (40%)
51816 Points (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8849 Points (54%)
9594 Points (59%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
134.7 s (2%)
113.2 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.3 s (1%)
4.6 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6536 Points (38%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
36731 MIPS (26%)
40379 MIPS (29%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5064 MIPS (61%)
5289 MIPS (64%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
81.2 fps (34%)
88.2 fps (37%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
228.5 fps (61%)
251.5 fps (67%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
11.2 fps (24%)
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12.2 fps (26%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.8 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
8 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
332.4 Seconds (2%)
302.4 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (13%)
0.6 sec (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.7 s (2%)
7.8 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
19.2 s (1%)
17.5 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
470.4 s (2%)
438.7 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
14539 Points (50%)
15961 Points (55%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
62086 Points (40%)
68275 Points (44%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
61795 Points (51%)
68908 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
62883 Points (53%)
70668 Points (60%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
11914 Points (30%)
13014 Points (33%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
20040 Points (46%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
7548 Points (40%)
8290 Points (44%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1217     avg: 1220     median: 1220 (54%)     max: 1223 Points
1286 Points (57%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6358     avg: 6365     median: 6365 (22%)     max: 6372 Points
7248 Points (25%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1217 Points (55%)
1281 Points (58%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
6349 Points (20%)
7237 Points (23%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5587 Points (61%)
5821 Points (63%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
25403 Points (31%)
28391 Points (35%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
849 ms (1%)
760 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
215 Points (57%)
239 Points (63%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
135.8 Watt (23%)
204.4 Watt (35%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
125.5 Watt (33%)
172.5 Watt (46%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
10.6 Points per Watt (12%)
8.4 Points per Watt (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10400F → 100% n=36

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10600K → 107% n=36

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