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Intel Core i9 11900F vs i5 10600K

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i9 11900F with 8-cores against the 4.1 GHz i5 10600K with 6-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 10600K and 11900F
Advantages of Intel Core i9 11900F
  • Newer - released 11-months later
  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than the Core i5 10600K – 65 vs 125 Watt
  • 35% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1737 vs 1284 points
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • Around 8.4 GB/s (20%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 8% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.2 GHz vs 4.8 GHz)
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10600K
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630

Benchmarks

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)

Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 11900F and i5 10600K

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released March 16, 2021 May 1, 2020
Launch price 422 USD 262 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Rocket Lake Comet Lake
Model number i9-11900F i5-10600K
Socket BGA-1200 BGA-1200
Integrated GPU No Intel UHD Graphics 630

Performance

Cores 8 6
Threads 16 12
Base Frequency 2.5 GHz 4.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 5.2 GHz 4.8 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 41x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes

Power

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

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 50 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i9 11900F official page Intel Core i5 10600K official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 10600K or i9 11900F?