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Intel Core i7-10700 vs Intel Core i9-10910 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 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 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).

ModelIntel Core i7-10700Intel Core i9-10910Intel Core i5-10400F
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 MHz2900 - 4300 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB640 KB384 KB
L2 Cache2 MB2.5 MB1.5 MB
L3 Cache16 MB20 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 1610 / 206 / 12
TDP65 Watt125 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
Socket1200LGA 1200LGA 1200
FeaturesTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630
Architecturex86x86x86
$340 U.S.$488 U.S.$155 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Comet Lake i7-10700
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-10910
51.4 pt (58%)
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)
501 Points (58%)
438 Points (50%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
5196 Points (22%)
3201 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1455 Points (15%)
2302 Points (24%)
1332 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
196 Points (60%)
215 Points (66%)
180 Points (55%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
16.7 Points (24%)
25.6 Points (36%)
14.4 Points (20%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.3 Points (7%)
2.4 Points (8%)
2 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7611 Points (62%)
8131 Points (66%)
6719 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
41156 Points (47%)
57842 Points (66%)
36564 Points (42%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
52577 Points (40%)
47901 Points (36%)
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%)
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%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
43007 MIPS (27%)
60747 MIPS (38%)
36731 MIPS (23%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5293 MIPS (63%)
5690 MIPS (68%)
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%)
16.8 fps (36%)
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%)
208 Seconds (1%)
332.4 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (13%)
0.5 sec (12%)
0.6 sec (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.1 s (2%)
7.6 s (2%)
8.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.2 s (1%)
16.8 s (1%)
19.2 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
439.6 s (2%)
432.5 s (2%)
470.4 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
15497 Points (43%)
18348 Points (51%)
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%)
25520 Points (47%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
8580 Points (43%)
11771 Points (59%)
7548 Points (38%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1299 Points (56%)
1381 Points (60%)
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%)
10244 Points (36%)
min: 6358     avg: 6365     median: 6365 (22%)     max: 6372 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1304 Points (58%)
1217 Points (54%)
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%)
737 ms (1%)
849 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
55976 Points (58%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
244 Points (64%)
236 Points (62%)
215 Points (57%)
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=20

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-10910 → 118% n=20

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10400F → 93% n=20

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