Intel Core i9-10900KF Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i9-10900KF 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 Q2/2020.
Intel Core i9-10900KF

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i9-10900KF. 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 i9-10900KF.

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

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i9-10900KF can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 10 / 20
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 10x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 5.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (10 Cores): 4.90 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR4-2933
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
Bandwidth: 45.8 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i9-10900KF as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1200
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 20.00 MB
Architecture: Comet Lake S
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: 472 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-10900KF 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
4C 8T @ 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
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
1382
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 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1370
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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.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 3900
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
16555
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
16211
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
16211
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
15945
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
15945
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
15315
Apple M2 Max Apple M2 Max
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHzNot verified
15248
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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.

AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
649
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX AMD Ryzen 9 6980HX
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
649
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
647
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
645
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
645
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
642
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
642
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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 i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
6702
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
6702
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.10 GHz
6671
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
6419
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
6419
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
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1419
Intel Core i5-1155G7 Intel Core i5-1155G7
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1419
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1419
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
1417
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
1417
AMD EPYC 7343 AMD EPYC 7343
16C 32T @ 3.90 GHz
1414
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1414
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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
64C 128T @ 2.50 GHz
11451
AMD EPYC 7702P AMD EPYC 7702P
64C 128T @ 2.50 GHz
11451
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
11420
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
11344
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
11344
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
11289
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
11250
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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 7 5700G AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
609
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
596
Intel Core i5-11500 Intel Core i5-11500
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
588
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
587
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
586
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
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
7746
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 3900
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
7586
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
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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.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
246
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
243
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
243
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
240
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
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
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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
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
120.9
Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
121.7
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
124
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
126
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
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
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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 i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
14963
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 3.80 GHz
13271
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
12520
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
12214
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
12214
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
11775
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
11742
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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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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
7.5
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
7.25
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
7.25
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
7
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
7
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
7
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
7
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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.

AMD Ryzen 7 6800U AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
237
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
235
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
235
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
232
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
232
Intel Core i9-10900F Intel Core i9-10900F
10C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
231
Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
231
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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 E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.80 GHz
2840
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon Gold 6140
18C 36T @ 2.80 GHz
2785
Intel Xeon Gold 6140M Intel Xeon Gold 6140M
18C 36T @ 2.80 GHz
2785
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
2668
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
2668
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4
18C 36T @ 2.80 GHz
2658
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
2639
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



The Intel Core i9-10900KF is a 10 core processor from Intel, which can process up to 20 threads through the use of Hyper-Threading. Together with the Intel Core i9-10900, it forms the spearhead of the Comet Lake S desktop processors from Intel. The processor can be overclocked very easily thanks to the open multiplier.

The Intel Core i9-10900KF can clock its 10 cores with up to 4.9 GHz, the base clock is a high 3.7 GHz. In single-core operation, up to 5.2 or 5.3 GHz are possible with Turbo Boot 3.0. This allows the CPU to increase its clock rate extremely and is one of the fastest processors in single-core load scenarios.

The CPU can access a 20 MB level 3 cache and supports up to 128 GB of RAM in four banks. The dual-channel mode when using at least two main memory modules is supported and doubles the theoretical memory bandwidth of the main memory. Officially, a maximum of DDR4-2933 is supported, but XMP memory profiles also allow much higher clock frequencies of the memory.

The Intel Core i9-10900KF does not have an integrated graphics unit. Since the processor is mostly used in high-end gaming computers or workstations, the omission of the iGPU is usually not a tragedy, since a dedicated GPU is built into such a computer anyway.

The Intel Core i9-10900KF is specified with 125 watts TDP, but consumes significantly more energy under load. Intel sets the power limits for the Comet Lake S processors significantly higher, so that the processors can consume up to 250 watts of energy over 1 minute. Of course, this requires good cooling. In order for the processors to run stably anyway, Intel had to convert the socket by a few pins for more stable power consumption when increasing the CPU cores to up to 10. However, the new LGA1200 socket is compatible with older CPU fans for sockets 1151, 1151 v2 and 1155.


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