Intel Core i9-10900 vs Intel Core i7-10700K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i9-10900 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel Core i9 Family Intel Core i7
Intel Core i 10000 CPU group Intel Core i 10000
10 Generation 10
Comet Lake S Architecture Comet Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i9-9900 Predecessor Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel Core i9-11900 Successor Intel Core i7-11700K

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

10 Cores 8
20 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
2.80 GHz Frequency 3.80 GHz
5.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 5.10 GHz
4.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.90 GHz

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

DDR4-2933 Memory DDR4-2933
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
45.8 GB/s Bandwidth 45.8 GB/s
No ECC No
L2 Cache
20.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

65 W TDP (PL1) 125 W
-- TDP (PL2) 229 W @ 56 s
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 95 W
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 1200 Socket LGA 1200
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q2/2020 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 i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
1354 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
1309 (97%)
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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 i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
12678 (100%)
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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 i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
529 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
524 (99%)
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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 i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
6378 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5292 (83%)
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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 i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
231 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
228 (99%)
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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 i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
2541 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
2344 (92%)
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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 i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
1379 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
1283 (93%)
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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 i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
10744 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
7923 (74%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
10780 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9145 (85%)
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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.

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Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
6.5 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5.5 (85%)
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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 i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
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Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
192 (100%)
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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 i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
19249 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i7-10700K
Unknown Unknown

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