Intel Core i9-10900K - Benchmark, Test and Specs

Intel Core i9-10900K

CPU generation and familyCPU generation and family

Name: Intel Core i9-10900K Segment: Desktop / Server
Family: Intel Core i9 Generation: 10
CPU group: Intel Core i 10000
Predecessor: Intel Core i9-9900K Successor: Intel Core i9-11900K

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

Frequency: 3.70 GHz CPU Cores: 10
Turbo (1 Core): 5.30 GHz CPU Threads: 20
Turbo (10 Cores): 4.90 GHz
Hyperthreading: Yes Overclocking: Yes
Core architecture: normal
A core: -- B core: --
C core: --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

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

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

Memory type: DDR4-2933 Max. Memory: 128 GB
ECC: No Memory channels: 2
PCIe version: 3.0 PCIe lanes: 16

EncryptionEncryption

AES-NI: Yes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

TDP (PL1): 125 W TDP up: --
TDP (PL2): -- TDP down: 95 W
Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit) Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
L2-Cache: -- L3-Cache: 20.00 MB
Architecture: Comet Lake S Technology: 14 nm
Socket: LGA 1200 Release date: Q2/2020
Part Number: --

Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Used in: Unknown

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-10900K 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 i5-11300H Intel Core i5-11300H
4x 3.10 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
1394
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Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6x 4.10 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
1391
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Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6x 4.10 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
1391
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
1382
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Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
1382
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AMD Ryzen 5 5600H AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6x 3.30 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1374
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
1371
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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 i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10x 3.60 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
16820
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Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8x 3.50 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
16211
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Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8x 3.50 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
16211
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
15945
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Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
15945
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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8x 3.80 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
15245
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Intel Core i7-11700KF Intel Core i7-11700KF
8x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
15011
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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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8x 3.50 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
650
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Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8x 3.50 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
650
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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16x 3.40 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
647
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
645
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Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
645
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Intel Core i9-11900KB Intel Core i9-11900KB
8x 3.30 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
640
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
637
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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.

AMD Epyc 7451 AMD Epyc 7451
24x 2.30 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
6768
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16x 3.40 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
6731
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
6671
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
6419
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Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
6419
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Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10x 2.80 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
6378
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Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Intel Xeon Gold 6148
20x 2.40 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
6342
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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 i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6x 3.90 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
245
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Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6x 3.90 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
241
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AMD Ryzen 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8x 3.20 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
235
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
232
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Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
232
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Intel Core i9-10900F Intel Core i9-10900F
10x 2.80 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
231
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Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10x 2.80 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
231
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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 i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14x 3.10 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
2849
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Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
18x 2.30 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
2785
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Intel Xeon Gold 6140M Intel Xeon Gold 6140M
18x 2.30 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
2785
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
2668
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Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
2668
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Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4
18x 2.30 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
2658
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Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10x 3.60 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
2616
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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 i5-1145G7 Intel Core i5-1145G7
4x 2.60 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
1419
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Intel Core i5-1155G7 Intel Core i5-1155G7
4x 2.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
1419
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Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8x 4.00 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1419
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
1417
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Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
1417
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AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U
8x 1.90 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
1414
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AMD Ryzen 7 5800U AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8x 1.90 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
1414
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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.

AMD Epyc 7702 AMD Epyc 7702
64x 2.00 GHz (3.35 GHz) HT
11451
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AMD Epyc 7702P AMD Epyc 7702P
64x 2.00 GHz (3.35 GHz) HT
11451
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
11420
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
11344
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Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
11344
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Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10x 3.60 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
11250
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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8x 3.80 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
11078
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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.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6x 3.80 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
7.5
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Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8x 3.50 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
7.25
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Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8x 3.50 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
7.25
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
7
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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
7
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Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10x 3.60 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
7
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Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
7
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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.

AMD A8-3800 AMD A8-3800
AMD Radeon HD 6550D @ 0.60 GHz
480
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
476
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Qualcomm Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
476
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461
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Intel Core i3-11320 Intel Core i3-11320
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461
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Intel Core i3-11300T Intel Core i3-11300T
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461
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Intel Core i3-11300 Intel Core i3-11300
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461
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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 i9-7920X Intel Core i9-7920X
12x 2.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
120.9
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Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14x 3.10 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
121.7
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16x 3.40 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
124
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
126
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Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
126
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Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10x 3.60 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
129
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Intel Core i9-10900X Intel Core i9-10900X
10x 3.70 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
135.4
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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 Xeon W-2191B Intel Xeon W-2191B
18x 2.30 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
24483
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Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 Intel Xeon Platinum 8176
28x 2.10 GHz (3.80 GHz) HT
24434
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Intel Xeon Platinum 8176F Intel Xeon Platinum 8176F
28x 2.10 GHz (3.80 GHz) HT
24434
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Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10x 3.70 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
24090
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Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
18x 2.30 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
23965
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Intel Xeon Gold 6132 Intel Xeon Gold 6132
14x 2.60 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
23907
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AMD Ryzen 7 5700G AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
8x 3.80 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
23641
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The Intel Core i9-10900K has 10 cores and 20 threads and is thus the top model of the Comet Lake S processors, which in turn introduce the 10th generation of Intel mainstream desktop processors. The processor can clock its 10 cores with up to 4.9 GHz. If only one core is used, a clock rate of up to 5.3 GHz is available - this is currently a record for clock rates in series.

The Comet Lake S processors are still manufactured in 14 nm and are therefore very energy-hungry (also due to the high clock rates). Thus, the Intel Core i9-10900K, which has an official TDP of 125 watts, consumes about 300 watts of energy with a load on all cores and an all-core Turbo of 4.9 GHz. That can currently only be cooled completely by water cooling systems. So, if you want to use the all-core Turbo at all times, you probably wont get around a water cooling system. Large air cooling systems are usually designed for a maximum of 250 watts.

The Intel Core i9-10900K can also be overclocked further. Since the energy consumption increases very quickly during overclocking, a very good cooling is also needed here.

The level 3 cache of the 10 core processor is 20 MB, Intel uses the Intel UHD Graphics 630 as internal graphics card, which is already known from the predecessor generation and doesnt bring any innovations.

The Intel Core i9-10900K can connect up to 128 GB DDR4-2933 working memory via its two memory channels. However, the processors memory controller should also be able to cope with faster working memory. The automatic error correction ECC is not supported.

The Comet Lake processors dont yet support PCIe 4.0 like AMDs Zen 2 processors. Therefore, only 16 PCIe 3.0 lines are directly available for the Intel Core i9-10900K. With the right chipset, these can be expanded to a total of 40 PCIe 3.0 lines for the whole system.


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