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Intel Core i7-10700 vs Intel Core i9-10910 vs Intel Core i3-10100

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 i9-10910

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The Intel Core i9-10910 is a high-end processor for desktops with ten cores based on the Comet Lake architecture (CML-S, 4th generation of Skylake). The processor clocks at between 3.6 and 5.0 GHz (all 10 cores up to 4.6 GHz) and can execute up to twenty threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The 5.0 GHz can be only achieved below 70°C core temperature (Thermal Velocity Boost of 100 MHz).

The processor is still manufactured in the old 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the predecessor, the Core i9-9900K, the 10900K offers increased clock speeds and two more cores.

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 Turbo Boost, the CPU is the fastest gaming CPU available at the time of announcement. Using all cores, the i9 however is slower than the top Ryzen CPUs (like the Ryzen 9 3950X) which offer more cores.

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 i3-10100

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The Intel Core i3-10100 is a four-core desktop processor based on the Comet Lake S architecture. The processor clocks at 3.6 - 4.3 GHz and can process up to 8 threads simultaneously. The Intel Core i3-10100 is manufactured in the improved 14nm process (14nm++). Compared to the older i3-9100 (Comet Lake-S), the 10100 offers a 100 MHz higher turbo clock, multithreading and support for faster DDR4-2666 memory.

Performance

The performance should be only slightly above the Core i3-9100 in the entry level for desktop CPUs. Thus the performance is sufficient for office and undemanding gaming.

Graphics Card

The Intel Core i3-10100 is a processor with a rather slow entry level integrated graphics unit (Intel UHD Graphics 630). 

Power consumption

Intel puts the Thermal Design Power (TDP) at 65 watts. This means there is no need for large cooling systems, which also allows installation in very compact housings.

ModelIntel Core i7-10700Intel Core i9-10910Intel Core i3-10100
SeriesIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-SComet Lake-SComet Lake-S
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-S
Intel Core i9-10900K3.7 - 5.3 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10850K3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-109103.6 - 5 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i7-10700K3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
» Intel Core i7-107002.9 - 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 i3-103203.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 87.9 MB
Intel Core i3-101003.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10100F3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i9-10900K3.7 - 5.3 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10850K3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 2020 MB
» Intel Core i9-109103.6 - 5 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i7-10700K3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-107002.9 - 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 i3-103203.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 87.9 MB
Intel Core i3-101003.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10100F3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i9-10900K3.7 - 5.3 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10850K3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-109103.6 - 5 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i7-10700K3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-107002.9 - 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 i3-103203.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 87.9 MB
» Intel Core i3-101003.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10100F3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Clock2900 - 4800 MHz3600 - 5000 MHz3600 - 4300 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB640 KB256 KB
L2 Cache2 MB2.5 MB1 MB
L3 Cache16 MB20 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 1610 / 204 / 8
TDP65 Watt125 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
Socket1200LGA 1200FCLGA1200
FeaturesTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630
Architecturex86x86x86
$340 U.S.$488 U.S.$130 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Comet Lake i7-10700
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
Die Size126 mm2

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-10910
51.4 pt (58%)
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)
501 Points (58%)
436 Points (50%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
5196 Points (22%)
2181 Points (9%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1455 Points (15%)
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2302 Points (24%)
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895 Points (9%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
196 Points (60%)
215 Points (66%)
181 Points (55%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
16.7 Points (24%)
25.6 Points (36%)
9.9 Points (14%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.3 Points (7%)
2.4 Points (8%)
2.1 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7611 Points (62%)
8131 Points (66%)
6863 Points (56%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
41156 Points (47%)
57842 Points (66%)
26903 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
52577 Points (40%)
34987 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9898 Points (54%)
8914 Points (49%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
119.5 s (1%)
194.1 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.3 s (1%)
6.3 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
243.5 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
7.8 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6555 Points (38%)
8613 Points (50%)
6124 Points (35%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
43007 MIPS (27%)
60747 MIPS (38%)
min: 24319     avg: 24356     median: 24355.5 (15%)     max: 24392 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5293 MIPS (63%)
5690 MIPS (68%)
min: 4797     avg: 4853     median: 4853 (58%)     max: 4909 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
84.8 fps (31%)
55.8 fps (20%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
236 fps (55%)
212.5 fps (50%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
11.6 fps (25%)
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16.8 fps (36%)
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min: 7.7     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (17%)     max: 7.78 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.1 GB/s (0%)
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.8 GB/s (0%)
0.9 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
10.3 GB/s (0%)
5 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
315.4 Seconds (2%)
208 Seconds (1%)
min: 492.2     avg: 493.7     median: 493.7 (3%)     max: 495.1 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (13%)
0.5 sec (12%)
min: 0.634     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.652 sec
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.1 s (2%)
7.6 s (2%)
8.9 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.2 s (1%)
16.8 s (1%)
20 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
439.6 s (2%)
432.5 s (2%)
481.8 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
15497 Points (43%)
18348 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
62614 Points (40%)
min: 61562     avg: 74373     median: 74373 (48%)     max: 87184 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
62334 Points (52%)
min: 61702     avg: 74370     median: 74369.5 (62%)     max: 87037 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 62930     avg: 74011     median: 74011 (62%)     max: 85092 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
13579 Points (34%)
min: 9394     avg: 16477     median: 16477 (42%)     max: 23560 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
20080 Points (37%)
25520 Points (47%)
min: 13268     avg: 24581     median: 24581 (45%)     max: 35894 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
8580 Points (43%)
11771 Points (59%)
min: 5274     avg: 5304     median: 5303.5 (27%)     max: 5333 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1299 Points (56%)
1381 Points (60%)
min: 1171     avg: 1188     median: 1187.5 (51%)     max: 1204 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
8173 Points (28%)
10244 Points (36%)
min: 4740     avg: 4758     median: 4758 (17%)     max: 4776 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1304 Points (58%)
min: 1167     avg: 1184     median: 1183.5 (53%)     max: 1200 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
8196 Points (26%)
min: 4724     avg: 4748     median: 4748 (15%)     max: 4772 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5726 Points (59%)
min: 5494     avg: 5563     median: 5563 (57%)     max: 5632 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
32174 Points (36%)
min: 18622     avg: 18692     median: 18692 (21%)     max: 18762 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
752 ms (1%)
737 ms (1%)
min: 833     avg: 836     median: 835.5 (1%)     max: 838 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
55976 Points (58%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
244 Points (64%)
236 Points (62%)
min: 202     avg: 207.5     median: 207.5 (55%)     max: 213 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
116.3 Watt (20%)
min: 108.5     avg: 115.2     median: 115.2 (20%)     max: 121.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
148 Watt (31%)
min: 96.7     avg: 101.9     median: 101.9 (21%)     max: 107.1 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
9.8 Points per Watt (11%)
9.3 Points per Watt (11%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-10700 → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-10910 → 119% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-10100 → 85% n=21

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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