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Intel Core i7-10700 vs Intel Core i5-10400F

Intel Core i7-10700

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The Intel Core i7-10700 is a high-end desktop CPU based on the Comet Lake architecture. The CPU offers 8 cores and 16 threads clocked at 2.9 - 4.8 GHz. All cores can run at up to 4.6 GHz.

Compared to the older Core i7-9700, the 10700 now enables HyperThreading and therefore in some applications a nice performance boost. The single core performance is quite similar.

The chip is manufactured in 14nm++ process at Intel. The TDP is rated at 65 Watt (PL1) but the PL2 is set to 224 Watt for short term boosts (up to 28 seconds).

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

The Core i5 has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 65 W. It can easily consume twice as much when under short-term load though. Last but not the least, the CPU is built with a fairly old (as of early 2023) 14 nm Intel process making for subpar energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Core i7-10700Intel Core i5-10400F
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 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10850K compare3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10910 compare3.6 - 5 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10700K compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10700 « 2.9 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10600K compare4.1 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10400F2.9 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10320 compare3.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 8 cores7.9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100 compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100F compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10900K compare3.7 - 5.3 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10850K compare3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10910 compare3.6 - 5 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10700K compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-107002.9 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10600K compare4.1 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10400F « 2.9 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10320 compare3.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 8 cores7.9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100 compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100F compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Clock2900 - 4800 MHz2900 - 4300 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache2 MB1.5 MB
L3 Cache16 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 166 / 12
TDP65 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
Socket1200LGA 1200
FeaturesTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$340 U.S.$155 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Comet Lake i7-10700
max. Temp.100 °C

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10400F
42.2 pt (47%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
8532 Points (14%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1234 Points (54%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
438 Points (50%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
3201 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1455 Points (15%)
1332 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
196 Points (60%)
180 Points (55%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
16.7 Points (24%)
14.4 Points (20%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.3 Points (7%)
2 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7611 Points (62%)
6719 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
41156 Points (47%)
36564 Points (41%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
52577 Points (38%)
47901 Points (34%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9898 Points (54%)
8849 Points (48%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
119.5 s (1%)
134.7 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.3 s (1%)
6.3 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6555 Points (38%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
43007 MIPS (27%)
36731 MIPS (23%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5293 MIPS (63%)
5064 MIPS (61%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
84.8 fps (31%)
81.2 fps (30%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
236 fps (55%)
228.5 fps (54%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
11.6 fps (25%)
11.2 fps (24%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.8 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
10.3 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
315.4 Seconds (2%)
332.4 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 *
8.1 s (2%)
8.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.2 s (1%)
19.2 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
439.6 s (2%)
470.4 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
15497 Points (43%)
14539 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
62614 Points (40%)
62086 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
62334 Points (52%)
61795 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
62883 Points (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
13579 Points (34%)
11914 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
20080 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
8580 Points (42%)
7548 Points (37%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1299 Points (56%)
min: 1217     avg: 1220     median: 1220 (53%)     max: 1223 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
8173 Points (28%)
min: 6358     avg: 6365     median: 6365 (22%)     max: 6372 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1304 Points (6%)
1217 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
8196 Points (26%)
6349 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5726 Points (59%)
5587 Points (58%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
32174 Points (36%)
25403 Points (28%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
752 ms (1%)
849 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
244 Points (62%)
215 Points (54%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
116.3 Watt (20%)
135.8 Watt (23%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
148 Watt (31%)
125.5 Watt (26%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
9.8 Points per Watt (11%)
10.6 Points per Watt (12%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-10700 → 100% n=33

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10400F → 93% n=33

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)