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Intel Core i9-10910 vs Intel Core i3-10100F

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 i3-10100F

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The Intel Core i3-10100F is an entry level quad-core processor for desktop PCs based on the Comet Lake-S architecture. It offers four cores clocked at 3.6 - 4.3 GHz with HyperThreading / SMT support (8 threads). The CPU is still manufactured in 14nm++ and does not feature an integrated graphics card. Compared to the older Coffee Lake Core i3-9100F, the i3-10100F offers a 100 MHz higher Boost speed, HyperThreading and support for faster DDR4 memory (2666 MHz).

The performance should be similar to the older i3-9100F and therefore situated in the lower end of desktop processors. That means it offers enough performance for office tasks and low end gaming.

Intel specifies the CPU with a TDP of 65 Watt. For desktops that means that the processor won't need big cooling solutions and can be used in small cases.

ModelIntel Core i9-10910Intel Core i3-10100F
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 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10850K compare3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10910 « 3.6 - 5 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10700K compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10700 compare2.9 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10600K compare4.1 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10400F compare2.9 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10320 compare3.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 8 cores7.9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100 compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100F3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10900K compare3.7 - 5.3 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-10850K compare3.6 - 5.2 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-109103.6 - 5 GHz10 / 20 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10700K compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10700 compare2.9 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10600K compare4.1 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10400F compare2.9 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10320 compare3.8 - 4.6 GHz4 / 8 cores7.9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100 compare3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100F « 3.6 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Clock3600 - 5000 MHz3600 - 4300 MHz
L1 Cache640 KB256 KB
L2 Cache2.5 MB1 MB
L3 Cache20 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads10 / 204 / 8
TDP125 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketLGA 1200FCLGA1200
FeaturesTVB, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, VirtualizationDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630
Architecturex86x86
$488 U.S.$122 U.S.
Announced
Die Size126 mm2

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-10910
51.4 pt (58%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
501 Points (58%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
5196 Points (22%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2302 Points (24%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
215 Points (66%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
25.6 Points (36%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.4 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8131 Points (66%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
57842 Points (65%)
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
8613 Points (50%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
60747 MIPS (38%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5690 MIPS (68%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
16.8 fps (36%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
208 Seconds (1%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.5 sec (12%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.6 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
16.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
432.5 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
18348 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
25520 Points (47%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
11771 Points (58%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1381 Points (60%)
1072 Points (46%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
10244 Points (36%)
3650 Points (13%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
737 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
55976 Points (58%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
236 Points (60%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-10910 → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-10100F → 57% n=2

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