Intel Core i9 10900 vs i7 10700

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.8 GHz Intel Core i9 10900 with 10-cores against the 2.9 GHz i7 10700 with 8-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
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 10700 and 10900
Advantages of Intel Core i9 10900
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 8% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.2 GHz vs 4.8 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1363
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
13375
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
20392
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
9715
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 10900 and i7 10700

General

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 i9-10900 i7-10700
Socket LGA-1200 LGA-1200
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 UHD Graphics 630

Performance

Cores 10 8
Threads 20 16
Base Frequency 2.8 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 5.2 GHz 4.8 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 28x 29x
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 20MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

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

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1200 MHz 1200 MHz
Shading Units 192 192
TMUs 24 24
ROPs 3 3
Execution Units 24 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 60 Hz 4096x2304 - 60 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
0.38 TFLOPS
0.38 TFLOPS

Memory support

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

Misc

Official site Intel Core i9 10900 official page Intel Core i7 10700 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16

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Comments

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