Intel Core i9-11900KF vs Intel Core i9-10900

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i9-11900KF and Intel Core i9-10900 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 i9-11900KF

  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 5.30 GHz vs 5.20 GHz
  • Around 17% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 3602 vs 3072
  • Around 22% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 25482 vs 20821
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 5.30 GHz vs 5.20 GHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 3602 vs 3072
PassMark - CPU mark 25482 vs 20821

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-10900

  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 10 vs 8
  • 4 more threads: 20 vs 16
  • 2.5x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 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 92% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 125 Watt
Number of cores 10 vs 8
Number of threads 20 vs 16
L1 cache 1280 KB vs 512 KB
L2 cache 2.5 MB vs 2 MB
L3 cache 20 MB vs 16 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 125 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i9-11900KF
CPU 2: Intel Core i9-10900

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
3602
3072
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
25482
20821
Name Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-10900
PassMark - Single thread mark 3602 3072
PassMark - CPU mark 25482 20821
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 12278

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-10900

Essentials

Architecture codename Rocket Lake Comet Lake
Launch date 16 Mar 2021 Q2'20
Launch price (MSRP) $513 - $524 $439 - $449
Place in performance rating 31 29
Processor Number i9-11900KF i9-10900
Series 11th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors 10th Generation Intel Core i9 Processors
Status Launched Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.50 GHz 2.80 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 cache 512 KB 1280 KB
L2 cache 2 MB 2.5 MB
L3 cache 16 MB 20 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C 100°C
Maximum frequency 5.30 GHz 5.20 GHz
Number of cores 8 10
Number of threads 16 20

Memory

Max memory channels 2 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 50 GB/s 45.8 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2933

Compatibility

Configurable TDP-down 95 Watt
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 3.00 GHz
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Package Size 37.5 mm x 37.5 mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200 FCLGA1200
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt 65 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2019A PCG 2015C

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 20 16
PCI Express revision 4.0 3.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16+1x4, 2x8+1x4, 1x8+3x4 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 AVX-512 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