Intel Core i9-10850K

Intel Core i9-10850K Benchmark

Intel Core i9-10850K Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 10 core Intel 10th Generation Core i9 LGA 1200 CPU rating. Is the Core i9-10850K good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

104 %
Amazing score from 6 samples
Medium uncertainty

Ranked 39th out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
104 % 112 % 101 % 100 %
Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing

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Cinebench R23
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3DMark Physics
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10,423 1,358 15,538 13,298

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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i9-10850K compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i7-12700K
144 %
Intel Core i9-10900KF
110 %
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
105 %
Intel Core i9-10850K
104 %
Intel Core i9-10900K
102 %
Intel Core i7-11700
90 %
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
76 %


Clock Speed 3.6 GHz
Turbo Speed 5.2 GHz
Cores 10
Threads 20
L1 Cache 640 KiB
L2 Cache 2560 KiB
L3 Cache 20 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1200
Family 10th Generation Core i9
Memory Type DDR4-2933
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2020-08-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 125 W

Intel Core i9-10850K

The Core i9-10850K is a 10 core CPU from Intel released in 2020. This chip has an amazing overall score at 104% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an amazing processor for gaming, with a score of 112%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i9-10850K scores 101% and 100% respectively. Indeed, this is an amazing rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i9-10850K has 10 cores and 20 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 5.2 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.

As for memory, the Core i9-10850K makes use of DDR4-2933 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 128 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i9-10850K has 640 KiB of level 1 cache, 2 MiB of level 2 cache and 20 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i9-10850K CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 125 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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