Intel Core i9-10900F vs Intel Core i9-10900KF

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i9-10900F and Intel Core i9-10900KF processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-10900F

  • Around 92% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 125 Watt
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 125 Watt

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-10900KF

  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 5.30 GHz vs 5.20 GHz
  • Around 2% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3141 vs 3091
  • Around 13% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23864 vs 21163
  • Around 10% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 13889 vs 12647
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 5.30 GHz vs 5.20 GHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3141 vs 3091
PassMark - CPU mark 23864 vs 21163
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13889 vs 12647

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i9-10900F
CPU 2: Intel Core i9-10900KF

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3091
3141
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
21163
23864
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
12647
13889
Name Intel Core i9-10900F Intel Core i9-10900KF
PassMark - Single thread mark 3091 3141
PassMark - CPU mark 21163 23864
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 12647 13889

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i9-10900F Intel Core i9-10900KF

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake Comet Lake
Launch date 30 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $423 $463 - $474
Place in performance rating 18 10
Processor Number i9-10900F i9-10900KF
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors 10th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors
Status Launched Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.80 GHz 3.70 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 cache 640 KB 640 KB
L2 cache 2.5 MB 2560 KB
L3 cache 20 MB 20 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C 100°C
Maximum frequency 5.20 GHz 5.30 GHz
Number of cores 10 10
Number of threads 20 20

Memory

Max memory channels 2 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 45.8 GB/s 45.8 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-2933

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200 FCLGA1200
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 125 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C PCG 2015D
Configurable TDP-down 95 Watt
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 3.30 GHz

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 16 16
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2 Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)