Intel Core i9-10900X: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-10900X

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-10900X sales 19 October 2019. This is Cascade Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 10 cores and 20 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4700 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2066 processor with a TDP of 165 Watt. It supports DDR4-2933 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 25.66 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX.

General info

Of Core i9-10900X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.53
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake
 
Release date
19 October 2019
 
Price now
$617
 

Technical specs

Core i9-10900X's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-10900X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
10
 
Number of threads
20
 
Base frequency
3.7 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
4.7 GHz
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
L3 cache
19.25 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
94 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-10900X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA2066
 
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-10900X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 

Security technologies

Core i9-10900X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-10900X are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-10900X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2933
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
256 GB
 
Max memory channels
4
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i9-10900X.
Integrated graphics
N/A
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i9-10900X's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
48
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-10900X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

25.66

Passmark

22769

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-10900X is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-10900X from AMD is Ryzen 7 3700X, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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