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Intel Core i7-10700K vs Intel Core i5-10600K

Intel Core i7-10700K

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The Intel Core i7-10700K is a high-end desktop CPU based on the Comet Lake architecture. The CPU offers 8 cores and 16 threads clocked at 3.8 - 5.1 GHz. The TDP is rated at 125 Watt (PL1) but the PL2 is set to 229 Watt for short term boosts (up to 56 seconds).

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 i7-10700KIntel 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 i7-10700K3.8 - 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 i3-10100F 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 i7-10700K3.8 - 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 i3-10100F compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Clock3800 - 5100 MHz4100 - 4800 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache2 MB1.5 MB
L3 Cache16 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 166 / 12
TDP125 Watt125 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketLGA 1200LGA 1200
FeaturesTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630Intel UHD Graphics 630
Architecturex86x86
$400 U.S.$262 U.S.
Announced

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-10700K
52.4 pt (62%)
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)
496 Points (63%)
464 Points (59%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
4882 Points (21%)
3443 Points (15%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2027 Points (21%)
01052103154205256307358409451050115512601365147015751680178518901995Tooltip
1452 Points (15%)
07515022530037545052560067575082590097510501125120012751350Tooltip
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
208 Points (64%)
205 Points (63%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
22.2 Points (41%)
15.8 Points (29%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.4 Points (8%)
2.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7910 Points (71%)
7343 Points (66%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
50670 Points (69%)
40074 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
64901 Points (54%)
51816 Points (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
10201 Points (62%)
9594 Points (59%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
85.7 s (1%)
113.2 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.2 s (1%)
4.6 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
8469 Points (49%)
6536 Points (38%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
54050 MIPS (38%)
40379 MIPS (29%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5647 MIPS (68%)
5289 MIPS (64%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
121 fps (50%)
88.2 fps (37%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
269 fps (72%)
251.5 fps (67%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
16.3 fps (35%)
05101520Tooltip
12.2 fps (26%)
05101520Tooltip
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1 GB/s (0%)
0.8 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2 GB/s (0%)
1.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
11.2 GB/s (0%)
8 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
217.4 Seconds (2%)
302.4 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (12%)
0.6 sec (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.6 s (2%)
7.8 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.2 s (1%)
17.5 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
391.3 s (2%)
438.7 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
18064 Points (62%)
15961 Points (55%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
72174 Points (46%)
68275 Points (44%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
72375 Points (60%)
68908 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
74085 Points (62%)
70668 Points (60%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
18637 Points (47%)
13014 Points (33%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
24791 Points (57%)
20040 Points (46%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
10963 Points (59%)
8290 Points (44%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1371     avg: 1374     median: 1373.5 (60%)     max: 1376 Points
1286 Points (57%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 8911     avg: 8925     median: 8925 (31%)     max: 8939 Points
7248 Points (25%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1368 Points (62%)
1281 Points (58%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
8903 Points (28%)
7237 Points (23%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
6247 Points (68%)
5821 Points (63%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
34735 Points (43%)
28391 Points (35%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
747 ms (1%)
760 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
245 Points (65%)
239 Points (63%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
205 Watt (35%)
204.4 Watt (35%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
207.7 Watt (55%)
172.5 Watt (46%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
9.8 Points per Watt (11%)
8.4 Points per Watt (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-10700K → 100% n=41

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10600K → 87% n=41

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