IntelBX8070110900K
AMD100-100000061WOF

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

12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
313 EFps +1% 310 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+8%
101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +3% 134 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
142 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+8%
131 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
135 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+12%
120 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 18,842 user samples
16,592 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 95% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 95% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 112%
UFO
2,250 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 117%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % +1% 101 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.9 Pts +4% 89.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts 160 Pts +5%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts 318 Pts +5%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
600 Pts 607 Pts +1%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1158 Pts 1189 Pts +3%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.6 Pts +2% 95.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
162 Pts 169 Pts +4%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
322 Pts 335 Pts +4%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
634 Pts 651 Pts +3%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1253 Pts 1274 Pts +2%
Market Share
Based on 36,154,164 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % Much higher market share.
+42%
0.31 %
Value
Value For Money
86.1 % Better value.
+15%
75.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
94 % 101 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$525 Much cheaper.
+37%
$827
Age
Newest
6 Months 0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 105 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores 12 cores Higher core count.
+20%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads 24 threads Higher thread count.
+20%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2118 Pts 2564 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+21%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1995 Pts 2362 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+18%
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake Zen3
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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The Ryzen 9 5900X is second in AMD’s line-up of new Zen 3 based CPUs. The 12-core hyper-threaded processor has base/boost clock speeds of 3.7/4.8 GHz, a 70 MB cache and a TDP of 105W. The 5900X took center stage in the 5000 series launch presentation where AMD gunned for Intel’s “best gaming CPU” crown. They showed the 5900X as being 26% better for gaming than the previous generation’s Ryzen 9 3900XT, attributing this to the new architecture’s faster single core speeds and lower latency. AMD also stated that the 5900X achieves, on average, 6.8% faster gaming performance than Intel’s 10-core i9-10900K. The details around AMD’s testing were not disclosed but it is safe to assume that 6.8% is the highest average lead that AMD are willing to stand by. Our benchmarks show that the 5900X’s slightly faster cores and the 10900K’s slightly lower memory latency balance out to yield similar performance. Whilst presenting their figures, AMD admitted that their 3000 series CPUs were far from “best for gaming” and conceded that the 10900K is approximately 19% faster than the 3900XT (our effective speed marks the gap at just 14%). Despite this clear performance deficiency, AMD supported 3000 series sales with an aggressive and successful marketing campaign to easily outsell Intel over the last 12 months. Given the real performance uplift observed in the 5000 series, and the absence of any meaningful marketing from Intel, we expect CPU sales to shift even further in AMD’s favour. Gamers that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” should investigate Intel’s $190 USD i5-9600K, the saved $370 USD would be far better spent on a higher tier GPU. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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