Intel Core i9-10850K Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i9-10850K has 10 cores with 20 threads and is based on the 10. gen of the Intel Core i9 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1200 socket and was released in Q3/2020. The Intel Core i9-10850K scores 1,411 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 11,250 points.
Intel Core i9-10850K

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i9-10850K. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i9-10850K.

Name: Intel Core i9-10850K
Family: Intel Core i9
CPU group: Intel Core i 10000
Architecture: Comet Lake S
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 10
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i9-10850K has 10 CPU cores and can calculate 20 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i9-10850K is 3.60 GHz (5.20 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 10 / 20
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 10x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 5.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (10 Cores): 4.80 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i9-10850K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i9-10850K uses the Intel UHD Graphics 630, which has 192 texture shaders and 24 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.20 GHz
Compute units: 24
Shader: 192
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9.5
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q4/2017

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

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 processor can use up to 128 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 45.8 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2933
45.8 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 thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 125 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 125 W
TDP (PL2): 250 W / 56 s
TDP up: --
TDP down: 95 W
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i9-10850K is made in 14 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 22.50 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1200
L2-Cache: 2.50 MB
L3-Cache: 20.00 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: Q3/2020
Release price: 446 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-10850K 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 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 i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
1382
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.70 GHz
1371
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1370
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
1367
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1364
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1361
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1354



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 i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
17660
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
17660
AMD EPYC 7351 AMD EPYC 7351
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
17401
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
16820
Intel Core i7-12700HL Intel Core i7-12700HL
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
16745
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
16745
Intel Core i5-13490F Intel Core i5-13490F
10C 16T @ 4.20 GHzNot verified
16572



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.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1414
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1414
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
1414
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
1411
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.70 GHz
1408
Intel Xeon E-2274G Intel Xeon E-2274G
4C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
1407
Intel Core i3-11100B Intel Core i3-11100B
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1402



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.

AMD Ryzen 7 7840H AMD Ryzen 7 7840H
8C 16T @ 4.25 GHz
11334
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
8C 16T @ 4.25 GHz
11334
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840HS AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840HS
8C 16T @ 4.25 GHz
11334
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
11250
Intel Xeon W-2155 Intel Xeon W-2155
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
11208
Intel Core i5-13490F Intel Core i5-13490F
10C 16T @ 4.20 GHzNot verified
11204
AMD EPYC 7272 AMD EPYC 7272
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
11189



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 EPYC 7313 AMD EPYC 7313
16C 32T @ 3.70 GHz
1736
AMD EPYC 7443 AMD EPYC 7443
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
1732
Intel Xeon E-2288G Intel Xeon E-2288G
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1732
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
1729
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
32C 64T @ 4.50 GHz
1724
AMD EPYC 7713 AMD EPYC 7713
64C 128T @ 3.68 GHz
1722
AMD EPYC 7313P AMD EPYC 7313P
16C 32T @ 3.70 GHz
1722



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.

Intel Core i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
9961
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
9938
Intel Core i9-7920X Intel Core i9-7920X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
9881
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
9867
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
9832
Intel Core i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
9827
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9768



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.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800U AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
543
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
539
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
539
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
536
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
535
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.70 GHz
531
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
530



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 @ 4.60 GHz
6378
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
6371
Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Intel Xeon Gold 6148
20C 40T @ 3.00 GHz
6342
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
6318
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
6187
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
6187
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
6055



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 i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
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



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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
243
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
240
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
240
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
239
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
235
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 3900
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
234
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
234



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.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
22815
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
22810
Intel Core i7-11700B Intel Core i7-11700B
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
22764
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
22755
Intel Xeon Gold 6132 Intel Xeon Gold 6132
14C 28T @ 2.90 GHz
22754
Intel Xeon W-1290P Intel Xeon W-1290P
10C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
22744
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
22674



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 Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
124
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
126
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
126
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
129
Intel Core i9-10900X Intel Core i9-10900X
10C 20T @ 4.50 GHz
135.4
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
137.7
Intel Core i9-9920X Intel Core i9-9920X
12C 24T @ 4.30 GHz
138



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.

AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
584
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
581
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
580
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
569
Intel Core i5-11400 Intel Core i5-11400
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
565
Intel Core i7-10700KF Intel Core i7-10700KF
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
565
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
564



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 i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
7405
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
7381
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
7347
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
7221
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
7153
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
7076
Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
6781



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 i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
232
Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
231
Intel Core i9-10900F Intel Core i9-10900F
10C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
231
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
229
Intel Core i7-10700KF Intel Core i7-10700KF
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
228
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
228
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
225



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 E5-2697 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4
18C 36T @ 2.80 GHz
2658
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
2639
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
2639
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
2616
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
2611
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
2596
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
2596



Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The AMD Ryzen 5 3400G is a quad-core processor from AMD. It clocks its 4 cores with 3.6 GHz, but can increase the clock rate to 3.7 GHz (load on all cores) or even 3.9 GHz (single core load).

It supports Hyper-Threading technology and thus comes to 8 logical processors (4+4). Both the CPU and the iGPU part of the processor can be overclocked. The iGPU in the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G is an AMD Radeon Vega 11 with eleven execution units. The iGPU supports up to 3 screens. Modern video codecs via hardware are no problem with the graphics card, as are simple and also newer games up to Full HD resolution.

The processor supports fast DDR4-2933 working memory, but can also address OC memory with even higher clock rates. Since the AMD Radeon Vega 11 graphics card benefits greatly from fast working memory, we recommend at least the officially supported DDR4-2933 memory, even DDR4-3600 or similar is better. To ensure that the memory bandwidth is sufficient even in newer games, we also recommend running the RAM in dual-channel mode, i.e. using two memory modules instead of just one.

PCIe 3.0 is supported with 16 lines, which is typical for the Zen+ processors for the socket AM4. Modern virtualization features are also available, as well as the possibility to accelerate AES-Ni encryption operations via hardware. This makes it possible to encrypt the operating system drive, for example, without performance losses.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3400G is based on the Zen+ architecture (Picasso), which is the 2nd generation of AMDs Zen CPU design. It is manufactured in 12 nm and already has a fairly high TDP of 65 watts. The AMD Ryzen 5 3400G will be released in Q2/2019 at an introductory price of approximately 165 Euros.



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