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Intel Core i5-10600K vs Intel Core i3-10100F

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.

Intel Core i3-10100F

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The Intel Core i3-10100F is an entry level quad-core processor for desktop PCs based on the Comet Lake-S architecture. It offers four cores clocked at 3.6 - 4.3 GHz with HyperThreading / SMT support (8 threads). The CPU is still manufactured in 14nm++ and does not feature an integrated graphics card. Compared to the older Coffee Lake Core i3-9100F, the i3-10100F offers a 100 MHz higher Boost speed, HyperThreading and support for faster DDR4 memory (2666 MHz).

The performance should be similar to the older i3-9100F and therefore situated in the lower end of desktop processors. That means it offers enough performance for office tasks and low end gaming.

Intel specifies the CPU with a TDP of 65 Watt. For desktops that means that the processor won't need big cooling solutions and can be used in small cases.

ModelIntel Core i5-10600KIntel Core i3-10100F
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 i5-10400F compare2.9 - 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 i3-10100F3.6 - 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 i5-10400F compare2.9 - 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 i3-10100F3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Clock4100 - 4800 MHz3600 - 4300 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1.5 MB1 MB
L3 Cache12 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 124 / 8
TDP125 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketLGA 1200FCLGA1200
FeaturesHyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630
Architecturex86x86
$262 U.S.$122 U.S.
Announced
Die Size126 mm2

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10600K
47.4 pt (56%)
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)
464 Points (59%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
3443 Points (15%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1452 Points (15%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
205 Points (63%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
15.8 Points (29%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7343 Points (66%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
40074 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
51816 Points (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9594 Points (59%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
113.2 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
4.6 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6536 Points (38%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
40379 MIPS (29%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5289 MIPS (64%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
88.2 fps (37%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
251.5 fps (67%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
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 *
302.4 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.8 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.5 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
438.7 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
15961 Points (55%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
68275 Points (44%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
68908 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
70668 Points (60%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
13014 Points (33%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
20040 Points (46%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
8290 Points (44%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1286 Points (57%)
1072 Points (47%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7248 Points (25%)
3650 Points (13%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1281 Points (58%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
7237 Points (23%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5821 Points (63%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
28391 Points (35%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
760 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
239 Points (63%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
204.4 Watt (35%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
172.5 Watt (46%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
8.4 Points per Watt (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10600K → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-10100F → 67% n=2

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