IntelBX8070110900K
$488
AMDYD299XAZAFWOF
 $488 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,672 user samples
3,500 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: 2nd / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
2,172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 178th / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 122%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % Much faster effective speed.
+34%
76.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93.2 Pts Lower memory latency.
+21%
76.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+39%
109 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
301 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+41%
214 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
597 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+46%
409 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1155 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+47%
786 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
98.7 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
90.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
162 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+33%
122 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
322 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+33%
242 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
639 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+37%
466 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1264 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+40%
905 Pts
Market Share
Based on 31,691,435 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.26 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,500%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
87.7 % Much better value.
+77%
49.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % 96 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
Price
Price (score)
$488 Much cheaper.
+64%
$1,369
Age
Newest
3 Months Hugely more recent.
+87%
23+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2138 Pts 4813 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+125%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1985 Pts 3978 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+100%
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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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