Intel Core i5-10600K Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-10600K was released in Q2/2020 and has 6 cores. The processor can process 12 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket LGA 1200. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i5-10600K achieved a result of 1,254 points (single-core) or 6,877 points (multi-core).
Intel Core i5-10600K

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i5-10600K
Family: Intel Core i5 (334)
CPU group: Intel Core i 10000 (43)
Architecture: Comet Lake S
Technology: 14 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 10
Predecessor: Intel Core i5-9600K
Successor: Intel Core i5-11600K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-10600K has 6 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-10600K is 4.10 GHz (4.80 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 4.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.80 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 4.50 GHz

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i5-10600K has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Intel Core i5-10600K has the Intel UHD Graphics 630 installed, which has 24 streaming multiprocessors (192 shaders).

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.20 GHz
Compute units: 24
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q4/2017
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9.5
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

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

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-10600K supports a maximum of 128 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 42.7 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2666
42.7 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i5-10600K has a TDP of 125 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 125 W
TDP (PL2): 182 W / 56 s
TDP up: --
TDP down: 95 W
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core i5-10600K is made in 14 nm and has 12.00 MB cache.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1200
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 12.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q2/2020
Release price: 262 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-10600K have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 Intel Core i5-1135G7
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
73
Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
73
Intel Core i5-9600KF Intel Core i5-9600KF
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
73
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
72
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
72
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
72
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
72

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U AMD Ryzen 7 7730U
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
496
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7730U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7730U
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
496
Intel Core i9-9880H Intel Core i9-9880H
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
494
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
488
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
488
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
486
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
485

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 i5-11400 Intel Core i5-11400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1402
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1396
Intel Core i5-11260H Intel Core i5-11260H
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1394
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1391
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1391
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U AMD Ryzen 5 5625U
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1382
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
1382

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.
Microsoft XBox Series X Microsoft XBox Series X
8C 16T @ 3.66 GHz
10650
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
10590
Intel Xeon W-11855M Intel Xeon W-11855M
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
10518
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
10489
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
10489
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
10472
Apple M3 (8-GPU) Apple M3 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
10437

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 Xeon W-2145 Intel Xeon W-2145
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1258
AMD Ryzen Embedded V2748 AMD Ryzen Embedded V2748
8C 16T @ 4.25 GHz
1255
Intel Xeon Gold 6338N Intel Xeon Gold 6338N
32C 64T @ 3.50 GHz
1255
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1254
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1254
AMD Ryzen 7 4700 AMD Ryzen 7 4700
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1252
Intel Core i5-11400T Intel Core i5-11400T
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1252

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 i3-1220P Intel Core i3-1220P
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
6894
AMD Ryzen 7 7736U AMD Ryzen 7 7736U
8C 16T @ 2.70 GHz
6882
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
6880
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
6877
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
6877
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
6874
Intel Core i7-1260U Intel Core i7-1260U
10C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
6874

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1586
Intel Xeon Platinum 8358 Intel Xeon Platinum 8358
32C 64T @ 3.40 GHz
1583
Intel Core i3-10325 Intel Core i3-10325
4C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
1582
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1581
Intel Core i7-1068NG7 Intel Core i7-1068NG7
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1581
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1581
Intel Core i7-1068G7 Intel Core i7-1068G7
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1581

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
7215
Intel Core i7-9700 Intel Core i7-9700
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
7202
Intel Core i7-9700F Intel Core i7-9700F
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
7202
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
7169
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
7169
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
7139
Intel Core i7-1355U Intel Core i7-1355U
10C 12T @ 1.70 GHz
7122

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 i7-10875H Intel Core i7-10875H
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
506
Intel Core i9-10910 Intel Core i9-10910
10C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
503
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.60 GHz
502
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
501
AMD Ryzen 9 4900U AMD Ryzen 9 4900U
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
501
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
501
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
501

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 i7-9700 Intel Core i7-9700
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3644
Intel Core i7-9700F Intel Core i7-9700F
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3644
Intel Core i9-10980HK Intel Core i9-10980HK
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
3643
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
3629
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
3629
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
3625
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G
6C 12T @ 4.15 GHz
3616

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.
AMD A8-3800 AMD A8-3800
AMD Radeon HD 6550D @ 0.60 GHz
480
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
476
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Qualcomm Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
476
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461
Intel Core i9-10880H Intel Core i9-10880H
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461
AMD Ryzen Embedded R2312 AMD Ryzen Embedded R2312
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.20 GHz
461
AMD Ryzen 3 5125C AMD Ryzen 3 5125C
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.20 GHz
461

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.
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
14463
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
14463
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
14462
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
14460
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
14460
Intel Xeon Silver 4215 Intel Xeon Silver 4215
8C 16T @ 2.70 GHz
14451
Intel Xeon W-2235 Intel Xeon W-2235
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
14391

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
217.8
Intel Core i7-8086K Intel Core i7-8086K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
224.4
Intel Core i7-10875H Intel Core i7-10875H
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
225
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
228
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
228
Intel Core i7-9700 Intel Core i7-9700
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
228.8
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G
6C 12T @ 4.15 GHz
230

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i9-9900K Intel Core i9-9900K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
545
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
542
Intel Core i5-9600KF Intel Core i5-9600KF
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
539
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
536
Intel Core i7-10700 Intel Core i7-10700
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
536
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.60 GHz
536
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
531

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-10875H Intel Core i7-10875H
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
4107
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 AMD Ryzen 7 2700
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
4092
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
4083
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.10 GHz
4049
Intel Core i7-10700T Intel Core i7-10700T
8C 16T @ 2.00 GHz
4014
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.10 GHz
4002
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
3997

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.70 GHz
217
Intel Core i5-11400 Intel Core i5-11400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
216
Intel Core i5-11400F Intel Core i5-11400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
216
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
215
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
215
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
214
Intel Xeon E-2286G Intel Xeon E-2286G
6C 6T @ 4.90 GHz
214

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 Xeon E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
15C 30T @ 3.40 GHz
1630
Intel Core i9-10980HK Intel Core i9-10980HK
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
1627
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
1617
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1615
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1615
Intel Core i9-9980HK Intel Core i9-9980HK
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
1607
Intel Core i5-11400F Intel Core i5-11400F
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1598

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Intel Core I5-10600K is a 10th generation of the Intel Core i5 processors a hexagon processor. For the first time, the Core i5 processors with the 10th generation support the hyper-threading technology, which makes in a performance increase of about 30 percent comparable to the 9th generation of the Intel Core i5 processors. The distance to the Intel Core i7 processors is still ensured by increasing the number of core numbers of Intel Core i7 and i9 processors.

Its 6 cores clocks the Intel Core i5-10600K with 4.1 GHz in the base. When utilizing all cores, the CPU can increase the clock frequency in turbo mode up to 4.5 GHz. At load on a core up to 4.8 GHz are possible.

As an internal graphics card (IGPU), the processor has an Intel UHD Graphics 630, which is sufficient for simple games. Sophisticated games should be better played with a dedicated graphics card. Here, u.a. the GeForce RTX 2060, GeForce RTX 2070 or GeForce RTX 2080.

The Intel Core i5-10600K is, like all Intel processors, which have a "k" in the identifier. That is, it has a free multiplier. The desired clock frequency of the processor can be easily set via the BIOS of the mainboard. For high clock frequencies, a better cooling is required.

The Intel Core i5-10600K is part of the group of Comet Lake S processors, which are still manufactured in 14 Nm structural width. However, Intels 14 Nm manufacturing processes are a multi-optimized procedure.

For the Intel Core i5-10600K, as for all Core I processors, the 10th generation of the new mainboard socket LGA 1200 is necessary. This ensures a better and more stable power supply of the processor. The Intel Core i5-10600K has 12 MB Level 3 cache and was presented in the first quarter of Intel. The delivery takes place from the 2nd quarter 2020.



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