Average Bench: 94% (93rd of 1404)

Based on 11,130 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10900 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 75%Average: 94% Great: 102%
Gaming 94%
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Desktop 95%
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Workstation 98%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-10900 averaged just 6.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-10900 near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,670Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 534Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-10900 is 26.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-10900 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Octa Core Speed 987Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 88.4Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 11,130 samples)
Min Avg Max
75 Memory 88.4 96.9
107 1-Core 141 153
217 2-Core 276 302
92.7% 169 Pts
Min Avg Max
405 4-Core 534 590
665 8-Core 987 1,134
91% 761 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,123 64-Core 1,670 1,913
103% 1,670 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.4
1-Core 146
2-Core 295
98% 179 Pts
4-Core 572
8-Core 1118
100% 845 Pts
64-Core 1,844
114% 1,844 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 147
2-Core 290
97% 177 Pts
4-Core 576
8-Core 1,100
100% 838 Pts
64-Core 1,689
105% 1,689 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 144
2-Core 283
96% 174 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 1,033
94% 788 Pts
64-Core 1,565
97% 1,565 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 150
2-Core 299
95% 177 Pts
4-Core 586
8-Core 1,120
101% 853 Pts
64-Core 1,873
116% 1,873 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.9
1-Core 143
2-Core 285
93% 171 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 868
89% 717 Pts
64-Core 1,364
84% 1,364 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 139
2-Core 276
94% 169 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 987
90% 755 Pts
64-Core 1,772
110% 1,772 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.8
1-Core 140
2-Core 282
93% 170 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 1,073
95% 803 Pts
64-Core 1,722
106% 1,722 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 139
2-Core 272
92% 167 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 781
80% 645 Pts
64-Core 1,277
79% 1,277 Pts
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Gaming 139%
Desktop 99%
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Workstation 145%

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-10900 Processor
Launch DateQ2'20
Processor Numberi9-10900
# of Cores10
# of Threads20
Cache20 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed2.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency5.20 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C


Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.20 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB


Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2933
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth45.8 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes


Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1200

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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2 years ago.

So expensive when cheap i3 have same single core performance and multi-core is not used anywhere.


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i7 is cheaper than i9 and is almost same performenc

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