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

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

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-10900KF

  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 10 vs 8
  • 4 more threads: 20 vs 16
  • Around 4% higher clock speed: 5.30 GHz vs 5.10 GHz
  • Around 25% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 25% more L3 cache; more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 2% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3144 vs 3079
  • Around 20% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23669 vs 19651
  • Around 22% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 13677 vs 11238
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 10 vs 8
Number of threads 20 vs 16
Maximum frequency 5.30 GHz vs 5.10 GHz
L2 cache 2560 KB vs 2 MB
L3 cache 20 MB vs 16 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3144 vs 3079
PassMark - CPU mark 23669 vs 19651
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13677 vs 11238

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-10700K

  • Around 60% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
L1 cache 1 MB vs 640 KB

Compare benchmarks

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

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3144
3079
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23669
19651
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
13677
11238
Name Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i7-10700K
PassMark - Single thread mark 3144 3079
PassMark - CPU mark 23669 19651
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13677 11238

Compare specifications (specs)

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

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake Comet Lake
Launch date 30 Apr 2020 Q2'20
Launch price (MSRP) $463 - $474 $374 - $387
Place in performance rating 8 20
Processor Number i9-10900KF i7-10700K
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 3.80 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 cache 640 KB 1 MB
L2 cache 2560 KB 2 MB
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 5.10 GHz
Number of cores 10 8
Number of threads 20 16

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

Configurable TDP-down 95 Watt 95 Watt
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 3.30 GHz 3.50 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 FCLGA1200
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt 125 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015D PCG 2015D

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
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility

Virtualization

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

Graphics

Device ID 0x9BC5
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 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
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

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

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5