Intel Core i9-10900K vs Intel Core i7-10700

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i9-10900K and Intel Core i7-10700 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score, GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-10900K

  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 10 vs 8
  • 4 more threads: 20 vs 16
  • Around 10% higher clock speed: 5.30 GHz vs 4.80 GHz
  • Around 25% more L3 cache; more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 9% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3180 vs 2923
  • Around 38% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 24204 vs 17477
  • Around 35% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 13877 vs 10253
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 10 vs 8
Number of threads 20 vs 16
Maximum frequency 5.30 GHz vs 4.80 GHz
L3 cache 20 MB vs 16 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3180 vs 2923
PassMark - CPU mark 24204 vs 17477
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13877 vs 10253

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-10700

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

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i9-10900K
CPU 2: Intel Core i7-10700

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3180
2923
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
24204
17477
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
13877
10253
Name Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i7-10700
PassMark - Single thread mark 3180 2923
PassMark - CPU mark 24204 17477
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13877 10253
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 2034
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 2034
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 6970
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 6970
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 11748
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 11748

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i7-10700

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake Comet Lake
Launch date Q2'20 27 May 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $488 - $499 $323
Place in performance rating 7 14
Processor Number i9-10900K i7-10700
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors 10th Generation Intel Core i7 Processors
Status Launched Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.70 GHz 2.90 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L3 cache 20 MB 16 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C 100°C
Maximum frequency 5.30 GHz 4.80 GHz
Number of cores 10 8
Number of threads 20 16
L1 cache 512 KB
L2 cache 2 MB

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

Graphics

Device ID 0x9BC5 0x9BC5
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.20 GHz 1.20 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics 630

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2160@30Hz 4096x2160@30Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12 12
OpenGL 4.5 4.5

Compatibility

Configurable TDP-down 95 Watt
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 3.30 GHz
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200 LGA 1200
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt 65 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015D PCG 2015C

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
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
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)