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Intel Core i9-10850K vs Intel Core i5-10400F

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.

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 i9-10850KIntel 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 / 2020 MB
» Intel Core i9-10850K3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i9-10910 compare3.6 - 5 GHz10 / 2020 MB
Intel Core i7-10700K compare3.8 - 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 i5-10400F2.9 - 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 i7-10700K compare3.8 - 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 i5-10400F2.9 - 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
Clock3600 - 5200 MHz2900 - 4300 MHz
L1 Cache640 KB384 KB
L2 Cache2.5 MB1.5 MB
L3 Cache20 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads10 / 206 / 12
TDP125 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
Socket1200LGA 1200
FeaturesTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630
Architecturex86x86
$453 U.S.$155 U.S.
Announced

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-10850K
58.3 pt (69%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10400F
44.2 pt (52%)
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)
511 Points (65%)
438 Points (56%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
5961 Points (25%)
3201 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2457 Points (25%)
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1332 Points (14%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
215 Points (66%)
180 Points (56%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
28.1 Points (52%)
14.4 Points (26%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.5 Points (8%)
2 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6829 Points (61%)
6719 Points (60%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
58453 Points (80%)
36564 Points (50%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
76123 Points (63%)
47901 Points (40%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
6828 Points (42%)
8849 Points (54%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
68.1 s (1%)
134.7 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
2.7 s (1%)
6.3 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
9424 Points (55%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
70932 MIPS (50%)
36731 MIPS (26%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5914 MIPS (71%)
5064 MIPS (61%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
146.5 fps (61%)
81.2 fps (34%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
285.5 fps (76%)
228.5 fps (61%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
20.3 fps (44%)
051015202530Tooltip
11.2 fps (24%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
14.5 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
181.2 Seconds (1%)
332.4 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.5 sec (12%)
0.6 sec (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.6 s (2%)
8.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
16.9 s (1%)
19.2 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
419.8 s (2%)
470.4 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
22639 Points (78%)
14539 Points (50%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
72388 Points (47%)
62086 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
72353 Points (60%)
61795 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
73572 Points (62%)
62883 Points (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
19764 Points (50%)
11914 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
28058 Points (65%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
14278 Points (76%)
7548 Points (40%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1401 Points (62%)
min: 1217     avg: 1220     median: 1220 (54%)     max: 1223 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
11436 Points (40%)
min: 6358     avg: 6365     median: 6365 (22%)     max: 6372 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1412 Points (64%)
1217 Points (55%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
11426 Points (36%)
6349 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
6425 Points (70%)
5587 Points (61%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
44146 Points (54%)
25403 Points (31%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
717 ms (1%)
849 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
253 Points (67%)
215 Points (57%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
302.2 Watt (52%)
135.8 Watt (23%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
259.3 Watt (69%)
125.5 Watt (33%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
9.5 Points per Watt (11%)
10.6 Points per Watt (12%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-10850K → 100% n=36

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10400F → 79% n=36

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