Intel Core i7-9700K vs. Intel Core i5-10400

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-9700K CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-10400
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i5-10400
Intel Core i7 Family Intel Core i5
Intel Core i 9000 CPU group Intel Core i 10000
9 Generation 10
Coffee Lake S Refresh Architecture Comet Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Core i5-9400
Intel Core i7-10700K Successor Intel Core i5-11400

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

8 Cores 6
8 Threads 12
3.60 GHz Frequency 2.90 GHz
4.90 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.30 GHz
4.60 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 4.00 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.20 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Execution units 24
192 Shader 192
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2666
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
L2 Cache
12.00 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

95 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

14 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1151-2 Socket LGA 1200
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q4/2018 Release date Q2/2020
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
1246 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
1110 (89%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
9214 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
7610 (83%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
481 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
450 (94%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
3656 (100%)
Amazon
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
3197 (87%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
214 (100%)
Amazon
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
190 (89%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
1520 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
1341 (88%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
1302 (100%)
Amazon
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
1120 (86%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
7421 (100%)
Amazon
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
5870 (79%)
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Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
4.25 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
3.75 (88%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
217.1 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
5472 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
28670 (100%)
Amazon
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
2.51 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
16.8 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
55.1 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8x 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz)
17204 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i5-10400
Memory PC Intel i7-9700K
Memory PC Aufrüst-Kit Bundle i7-9700K
Megaport High End Gaming-PC Intel Core i7-9700K
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