Intel Core i9-9900 vs Core i7-10700F

General info

Comparing Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.32
 
3.02
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Series
Intel Core i9
 
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Architecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Comet Lake
Launch date
23 April 2019 (2 years ago)
 
30 April 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$439
 
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Price now
$410 (0.9x MSRP)
 
$312

Technical specs

Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
8 (Octa-Core)
 
8 (Octa-Core)
Threads
16
 
16
Base clock speed
3.1 GHz
 
2.9 GHz
Boost clock speed
5 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
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L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
16 MB (shared)
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
72 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
FCLGA1200
Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
+
TSX
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
SIPP
+
 
-
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
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+

Security technologies

Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F are enumerated here.

VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
41.6 GB/s
 
45.8 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
 
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Max video memory
64 GB
 
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Quick Sync Video
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
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Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
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InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
3
 
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Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
+
 
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Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096 x 2304@24Hz
 
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Max resolution over eDP
4096 x 2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096 x 2304@60Hz
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
12
 
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OpenGL
4.5
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i9-9900 19.49 +0.7%
i7-10700F 19.35

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

i9-9900 17103 +0.7%
i7-10700F 16984

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Competitors of Core i9-9900 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-9900 from AMD is Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i9-9900:

Competitors of Core i7-10700F from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-10700F from AMD is Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-10700F:

Advantages of Intel Core i9-9900

0.7% better performance in benchmarks

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)

TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion

SIPP

MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

QuickSyncVideo

Advantages of Intel Core i7-10700F

Much newer (30 April 2020 vs 23 April 2019)

Cheaper ($312 vs $410)

Higher boost clock speed (4800 vs 3100 MHz)

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i9-9900 and Intel Core i7-10700F. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Core i9-9900 and Core i7-10700F, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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