Average Bench: 94% (118th of 1445)

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
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
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.

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Octa Core Speed 987Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 88.4Pts
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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 BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 149
2-Core 293
98% 178 Pts
4-Core 550
8-Core 1,001
93% 776 Pts
64-Core 1,791
111% 1,791 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.4
1-Core 150
2-Core 297
100% 181 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 1,103
94% 810 Pts
64-Core 1850
114% 1850 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 146
2-Core 289
95% 175 Pts
4-Core 565
8-Core 1,091
98% 828 Pts
64-Core 1,744
108% 1,744 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.6
1-Core 140
2-Core 276
95% 171 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 948
87% 731 Pts
64-Core 1,804
112% 1,804 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 142
2-Core 266
93% 167 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 789
78% 639 Pts
64-Core 1,219
75% 1,219 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 66.3
2-Core 113
55% 87.1 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 349
37% 294 Pts
64-Core 510
32% 510 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 49.6
1-Core 24.7
2-Core 49
28% 41.1 Pts
4-Core 95.1
8-Core 173
16% 134 Pts
64-Core 275
17% 275 Pts
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Desktop 99%
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Workstation 146%
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 Specifications

Essentials

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

Graphics

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

Memory

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

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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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Good

14 months ago.

11400F+3060Ti: Game over AMD, at least until Zen4 and RDNA 3 …


Good

3 years ago.

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


Average

3 years ago.

i7 is cheaper than i9 and is almost same performenc


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