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Intel Core i7-10700K vs Intel Core i9-10850K

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 i9-10850K

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The Intel Core i9-10850K 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 5.2 GHz (all 10 cores up to 4.8 GHz) and can execute up to twenty threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The 5.2 GHz can be only achieved below 70°C core temperature (Thermal Velocity Boost of 100 MHz). Compared to the fastest CML-S CPU, the Core i9-10900K, the 10850K clocks 100 MHz lower (base and Turbo clocks).

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 Turbo Boost, the CPU is a very fast 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-10700KIntel Core i9-10850K
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 i9-10850K3.6 - 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 i5-10600K compare4.1 - 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 i9-10850K3.6 - 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 i5-10600K compare4.1 - 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 MHz3600 - 5200 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB640 KB
L2 Cache2 MB2.5 MB
L3 Cache16 MB20 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 1610 / 20
TDP125 Watt125 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketLGA 12001200
FeaturesTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630Intel UHD Graphics 630
Architecturex86x86
$400 U.S.$453 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 - i9-10850K
58.3 pt (69%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
15538 Points (25%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1314 Points (64%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
496 Points (63%)
511 Points (65%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
4882 Points (21%)
5961 Points (25%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2027 Points (21%)
01052103154205256307358409451050115512601365147015751680178518901995Tooltip
2457 Points (25%)
0125250375500625750875100011251250137515001625175018752000212522502375Tooltip
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
208 Points (64%)
215 Points (66%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
22.2 Points (41%)
28.1 Points (52%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.4 Points (8%)
2.5 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7910 Points (71%)
6829 Points (61%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
50670 Points (69%)
58453 Points (80%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
64901 Points (54%)
76123 Points (63%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
10201 Points (62%)
6828 Points (42%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
85.7 s (1%)
68.1 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.2 s (1%)
2.7 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
8469 Points (49%)
9424 Points (55%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
54050 MIPS (38%)
70932 MIPS (50%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5647 MIPS (68%)
5914 MIPS (71%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
121 fps (50%)
146.5 fps (61%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
269 fps (72%)
285.5 fps (76%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
16.3 fps (35%)
05101520Tooltip
20.3 fps (44%)
051015202530Tooltip
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1 GB/s (0%)
1.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2 GB/s (0%)
2.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
11.2 GB/s (0%)
14.5 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
217.4 Seconds (2%)
181.2 Seconds (1%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (12%)
0.5 sec (12%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.6 s (2%)
7.6 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.2 s (1%)
16.9 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
391.3 s (2%)
419.8 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
18064 Points (62%)
22639 Points (78%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
72174 Points (46%)
72388 Points (47%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
72375 Points (60%)
72353 Points (60%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
74085 Points (62%)
73572 Points (62%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
18637 Points (47%)
19764 Points (50%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
24791 Points (57%)
28058 Points (65%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
10963 Points (59%)
14278 Points (76%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1371     avg: 1374     median: 1373.5 (60%)     max: 1376 Points
1401 Points (62%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 8911     avg: 8925     median: 8925 (31%)     max: 8939 Points
11436 Points (40%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1368 Points (62%)
1412 Points (64%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
8903 Points (28%)
11426 Points (36%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
6247 Points (68%)
6425 Points (70%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
34735 Points (43%)
44146 Points (54%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
747 ms (1%)
717 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
245 Points (65%)
253 Points (67%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
205 Watt (35%)
302.2 Watt (52%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
207.7 Watt (55%)
259.3 Watt (69%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
9.8 Points per Watt (11%)
9.5 Points per Watt (11%)

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-10850K → 111% n=41

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