Intel Core i7 10700F vs i5 10600KF

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 10700F with 8-cores against the 4.1 GHz i5 10600KF with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 10600KF and 10700F
Advantages of Intel Core i7 10700F
  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than the Core i5 10600KF – 65 vs 125 Watt
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Around 4.2 GB/s (10%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10600KF
  • Unlocked multiplier


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 10700F and i5 10600KF


Vendor Intel Intel
Released May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Comet Lake Comet Lake
Model number i7-10700F i5-10600KF
Socket LGA-1200 LGA-1200
Integrated GPU No No


Cores 8 6
Threads 16 12
Base Frequency 2.9 GHz 4.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.8 GHz 4.8 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 29x 41x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 65 W 125 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 45.8 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i7 10700F official page Intel Core i5 10600KF official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 10600KF or i7 10700F?