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Intel Core i9 10900K vs i9 10900F

We compared two 10-core desktop CPUs: the 3.7 GHz Intel Core i9 10900K against the 2.8 GHz i9 10900F. 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 10900F and 10900K
Advantages of Intel Core i9 10900K
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.3 GHz vs 5.2 GHz)
Advantages of Intel Core i9 10900F
  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than the Core i9 10900K – 65 vs 125 Watt


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 10900K and i9 10900F


Vendor Intel Intel
Released May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Launch price 488 USD 422 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Comet Lake Comet Lake
Model number i9-10900K i9-10900F
Socket BGA-1200 BGA-1200
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630 No


Cores 10 10
Threads 20 20
Base Frequency 3.7 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 5.3 GHz 5.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x 28x
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) 20MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No


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

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


Official site Intel Core i9 10900K official page Intel Core i9 10900F 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 i9 10900F or i9 10900K?