IntelBX8070110900K
AMD100-100000031BOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
313 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+34%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+8%
101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
142 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+19%
119 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
135 EFps +3% 131 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 522,355 user samples
13,257 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 96% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 96% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
509,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Poor: 75% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 83rd / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
84.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.4 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
78.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
131 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
302 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+17%
258 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
485 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1156 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+43%
808 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.6 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+12%
87.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
162 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+18%
137 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
322 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
273 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
643 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
540 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1267 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+44%
880 Pts
Market Share
Based on 34,630,417 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % 4.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+909%
Value
Value For Money
83 % 92.4 % Better value.
+11%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % 203 % Hugely more popular.
+105%
Price
Price (score)
$590 $200 Much cheaper.
+66%
Age
Newest
5 Months Much more recent.
+67%
15 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Much higher core count.
+67%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Much higher thread count.
+67%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+26%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2134 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+87%
1141 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1986 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+89%
1053 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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