Intel
IntelBX8070110900K
$488
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.3 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

 $488 

10 Cores, 20 Threads @3.7GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,386 user samples
3,807 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 39% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 39% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 406th / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
3,579 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.8 % 102 % Much faster effective speed.
+61%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.5 Pts 93.4 Pts Lower memory latency.
+16%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
83.1 Pts 152 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+83%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts 301 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+94%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
260 Pts 597 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+130%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
365 Pts 1155 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+216%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
89.5 Pts 98.7 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+10%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
97.2 Pts 162 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+67%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
187 Pts 322 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+72%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
346 Pts 639 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+85%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
467 Pts 1262 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+170%
Market Share
Based on 31,747,549 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.27 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,600%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 91 % Much more popular.
+75%
Age
Newest
71+ Months 3 Months Hugely more recent.
+96%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
469 Pts 2138 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+356%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
366 Pts 1984 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+442%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 20 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.3 GHz 5.30 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L 1333/1600 DDR4-2933
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 45.8 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
400 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.20 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 32mm x 1.6mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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Intel’s Comet Lake flagship, the i9-10900K, is the fastest gaming and desktop CPU currently available. This ten-core hyperthreaded processor can easily be overclocked so that all twenty threads run at an eye-watering 5.2 GHz. Whilst its stellar performance is second to none, it comes with a premium price tag of $488 USD. The 10900K also requires a new (Z490) LGA1200 motherboard, which Intel has indicated will remain compatible with Rocket Lake CPUs which are due later this year. Whilst AMD’s competing $420 USD Ryzen 3900X and $675 USD Ryzen 3950X do have a greater number of cores, their lower clock speeds and higher memory latency handicap them in non-rendering use cases. Overall, the 10900K has a 16% effective speed advantage over both the 3900X and 3950X. Users that do a lot of rendering should investigate dedicated hardware encoders such as NVENC and Quick Sync as these are far more efficient than CPU based rendering. Comparing the 10900K and 10700K shows that, when paired with a 2060S, the 10700K offers comparable gaming performance for 20% less money. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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