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

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i9-10900KF and Intel Core i9-10900K 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.



Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-10900K

  • Around 2% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3180 vs 3121
  • Around 3% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 24204 vs 23539
  • Around 1% better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 13877 vs 13677
PassMark - Single thread mark 3180 vs 3121
PassMark - CPU mark 24204 vs 23539
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13877 vs 13677

Compare benchmarks

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

PassMark - Single thread mark
PassMark - CPU mark
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
Name Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900K
PassMark - Single thread mark 3121 3180
PassMark - CPU mark 23539 24204
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13677 13877

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900K


Architecture codename Comet Lake Comet Lake
Launch date 30 Apr 2020 Q2'20
Launch price (MSRP) $463 - $474 $488 - $499
Place in performance rating 8 7
Processor Number i9-10900KF i9-10900K
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors 10th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors
Status Launched Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop


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


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


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


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


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


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