Average Bench: 98.9% (52nd of 1385)

Based on 84,873 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10850K CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 88%Average: 98.9% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-10850K averaged just 1.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-10850K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,845Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 567Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-10850K is just 16.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-10850K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 92Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,076Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 84,873 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.2 Memory 92 97.4
131 1-Core 146 155
253 2-Core 288 307
96.5% 175 Pts
Min Avg Max
477 4-Core 567 609
911 8-Core 1,076 1,193
97.8% 821 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,475 64-Core 1,845 1,987
114% 1,845 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.1
1-Core 160
2-Core 322
105% 193 Pts
4-Core 636
8-Core 1,212
110% 924 Pts
64-Core 1,996
124% 1,996 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.2
1-Core 149
2-Core 297
99% 181 Pts
4-Core 595
8-Core 1,023
98% 809 Pts
64-Core 1,916
119% 1,916 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 148
2-Core 302
99% 182 Pts
4-Core 593
8-Core 1,164
104% 879 Pts
64-Core 1,953
121% 1,953 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 149
2-Core 292
98% 178 Pts
4-Core 581
8-Core 1113
101% 847 Pts
64-Core 1,904
118% 1,904 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.1
1-Core 146
2-Core 286
98% 176 Pts
4-Core 561
8-Core 1,024
95% 793 Pts
64-Core 1,753
108% 1,753 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 148
2-Core 296
98% 179 Pts
4-Core 570
8-Core 1,068
98% 819 Pts
64-Core 1,750
108% 1,750 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.5
1-Core 147
2-Core 292
96% 176 Pts
4-Core 568
8-Core 1,016
95% 792 Pts
64-Core 1,887
117% 1,887 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.7
1-Core 147
2-Core 286
93% 171 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 1019
89% 760 Pts
64-Core 1,854
115% 1,854 Pts
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Desktop 103%
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Workstation 155%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI - $89

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22 days ago.

comparable performance to 5950x in gaming!

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Got mine on Black Friday for about $344 from a combo deal with a motherboard (Maximus 12 hero) that price for a current gen i9 cpu is definitely worth it even if you don't need the extra cores.—Dec '20


Good

9 months ago.

didnt get yet but sure its amazing


Excellent

11 months ago.

ew procesoor not yummy like i5 2400


Good

9 months ago.

Great CPU. Bought this to heat my room during the winter. For gaming, i use my 5800x now, (with PBO) its as fast as my 10850k at 5.3ghz. Rocket lake will be coming in 2021, and will require as much as 300w to match AMD ipc, but may be worth it if it beats AMD handily.


Good

21 months ago.

The Intel Core i9-10850K is one of the best valued high-end CPUs from Intel in the past few years. Essentially, the 10850K is a worse binned 10900K, meaning that it may be a hundred or two megahertz slower than the 10900K and may not overclock as well as a standard 10900K. Otherwise, the 10850K is nearly identical to the 10900K. The 10850K is a very strong gaming and workstation CPU. With a sub-$400 price-tag, the 10850K has a similar pricing to the Ryzen 7 5800X. Gamers who want the faster overall gaming performance should go with the Ryzen 7 5800X, while users who want the best overclocking and a slightly better workstation/multi-core performance may want to stick with the 10850K. Note that Intel will be switching to a new chipset with their 12th generation Alder Lake processors, so the upgrade path is limited to Intel's 11th generation Rocket Lake processors, which is mostly not worth the upgrade. Also, as of Q1 of 2020, the 10900K remains $75-100 more expensive than the 10850K. There is just not enough performance gain for most users to justify the extra cost, so most users would be better off with a 10850K. At the end of the day, the 10850K is still a very solid choice for anyone who wants a high-performing intel processor that will last for a good few years before really needing a upgrade.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Benching higher than 10900K and got it for 200 less, also temps are fine on a noctua D15


Excellent

23 months ago.

This is a monster, keep her well cooled !


Excellent

23 months ago.

For $350, this is a fantastic deal. Although intel has lost this generation to AMD, they continue to cut prices so that we can't compare their chips to AMDs! Either way this is solid chip for the price.


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