Intel Core i9-10900K WebXPRT15

Enthusiast Desktop processor released in 2020 with 10 cores and 20 threads. With base clock at 3.7GHz, max speed at 5.3GHz, and a 125W power rating. Core i9-10900K is based on the Comet Lake 14nm family and part of the Core i9 series.
Price 61.3%
Speed 98%
Productivity 93%
Gaming 99%

Intel Core i9-10900K Web Benchmarks

Intel Core i9-10900K WebXPRT

Core i9-10900K WebXPRT15 Performance

The Core i9-10900K sits between Ryzen 7 5800X and Core i7-10700K. It is 5.7% lower than the Ryzen 7 5800X while being 1.9% higher than the Core i7-10700K. The Core i9-10900K's performance earns it the 2nd place. Overall, the Core i9-10900K is a very good performer with its 10-cores and 20-threads in this benchmark.

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Critics Reviews

The Core i9-10900K's ten cores and 20 threads operate at a 3.7 GHz base frequency when all cores are loaded, but that can improve to 4.8 GHz via the normal Turbo Boost, and up to 4.9 GHz via Intel ...
The Core i9-10900K does bring a few changes. Intel officials said the chip uses a thinner die and thinner solder thermal interface material (STIM) to improve thermal dissipation.
The Core i9-10900K is a 10-core, 20-thread processor sporting a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and a single core turbo of 5.3 GHz using Intel’s new Thermal Velocity Boost. When compared to its ...
For your delight and delectation, I present to you the Intel Core i9 10900K. This is the top desktop CPU in the 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake lineup and represents the first time the company has ...
The Intel Core i9-10900K comes at a time when Intel has gone from its position as the de facto desktop CPU leader to the underdog. Thanks to processors from its direct rival, like the AMD Ryzen 9 ...
The Core i9-10900K costs a hefty £530, and the price of the CPU isn’t the only cost involved here. For starters, Comet Lake has a new socket – it’s called LGA 1200. That means a new chipset ...
The Core i9-10900K is the tip of Intel's spear in its newest 10th Generation Core ("Comet Lake-S") lineup of desktop CPUs.As a top-of-the-line 10-core processor (the estimated selling price is ...
The Core i9-10900K is a beast of a gaming CPU; it’s also rapid in content creation, closely following the Ryzen 9 3900X in many tests, despite having fewer cores. AMD’s 3rd-gen Ryzen CPUs offer better value when it comes to content creation, but they lack the all-round chart-topping gaming performance of the Core i9-10900K.
For the case of the Core i9 parts, Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) limits for the i9-10900K are 5.3 GHz single core, 4.9 GHz all-core, and after the turbo budget is used, the CPU will ...

Related Comments

halo35boy July 24, 2020
How to Have Dynamic CPU Speed on MSI Z490?
Hi guys,

I just got an MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus mobo with BIOS Ver: E7C75IMS.A00 (I think it's the "BIOS click 5"?). I have an i9-10900K in this thing and I'm trying to get it to turbo boost to Intel's advertised 5.3 GHz on all cores. It won't even reach 5 GHz normally - it just caps at 4.9 GHz instead.

I've gotten it to run at 5.3 GHz now, but the problem is that it's always at 5.3 GHz. What settings do I have to change in the BIOS to have it run at the stock 3.7 GHz when idle/no load, and boost up to 5.3 GHz at load?
Darkbreeze June 24, 2014
Reset the BIOS to the stock, default settings.

Disable Speed shift.

Enable speed step.

In Windows, find the Windows power plan settings either in the control panel by typing "control" without the quotes into the search box on the start menu and hitting enter, or in the Settings. Make sure Performance is enabled. Then, click on "Change plan settings". Click on "Change advanced power settings". Scroll down to Processor power management and make sure that the min processor power state is set to 5% and the max is set to 100%. Save settings and exit. CPU should operate throughout the full power envelope now.

Also, make sure, before you do any of that, that you have the latest BIOS version installed for your motherboard AND the latest chipset driver from your motherboard product page. If there are other relevant drivers on your motherboard product page which you have not installed yet, it would be wise to install them. Audio, network adapters, chipset, etc. Do not rely on the native Windows drivers, always use the drivers supplied by the motherboard manufacturer.
Subayyal July 15, 2020
i9 10900k higher clock speed on fresh install
I recently built a new PC.

ROG STRIX Z490-E Gaming
Intel i9 10900K 3.7ghz
NZXT Kraken X63
2080 Ti

I just noticed that all cores on my CPU are running at max!

I am not sure what is happening. Any idea?
Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
2nd link broken.
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost Frequency

Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB) is a feature that opportunistically and automatically increases clock frequency above single-core and multi-core Intel® Turbo Boost Technology frequencies based on how much the processor is operating below its maximum temperature and whether turbo power budget is available. The frequency gain and duration is dependent on the workload, capabilities of the processor and the processor cooling solution.

^Exclusive to the 10900K.
Osirith July 12, 2020
Which cooling solution for I9-10900K ?
Hi all,
I plan to buy an 10900K (or KF) to replace my old PC. I use some programs (mostly flight sims) that rely heavily on core frequency,

What would be a good cooling solution for a 10900K/KF ? I already have a Noctua DH15 but did read that it was not enough for the 10900. Also I would like to overclock it slightly.

I never tried watercooling before, but it seems to be the way to go ? what type if system would you recommend, I have no problem fitting any size and numer of fans inside my new PC case. Would like to have a system which is silent when not gaming, too.

Thanks for your help
Hellfire13 April 20, 2016
This review has been done with the D15 installed on the test bench. Although it does not show a relative temp graph, all other charts are consistent with prime results...

Also it is recommended as one of the best air coolers for 10900k...

Unless you are pushing the clocks too hard, the D15 should keep you fine.
Viocristi July 11, 2020
VCCIO VCCSA auto absurd values - 10900k
Hi there,

I am running a 10900k on a z490 asus strix gaming E motherboard, got 32 gb ram 4400 MHz cl19 Patriot Viper.
I did a manual oc to 5.1 ghz on the board (bios), and adjusted the timings of the ram because the system won't boot with xmp profile (see attached).

The problem is, the reported VCCIO and VCCSA are absurd at 1.424 and 1.504 V. These are on auto. Running 15-15-36 on the ram at 1.45 V @ 3800 mhz.

Questions: do you agree that those values are super high and need to be lowered ASAP? Should I return this ram? Asking because the motherboard is on the list of supported motherboards for this ram, also tried on a z490 aorus elite AC motherboard which had sooo many bugs that after a week I changed it with this Asus. The point is, that one was also on the supported list for this ram and also couldn't do 4400 xmp1, or even 4200 @ 1.35v xmp 2. I was also on a 3800 mhz profile at cl15.

Please see my OC profile here and results

Manually adjusted in the bios and now the reported values by the asus software in windows are:
VCCIO 1.136
VCCSA: 1.152

Should I try to lower them even more? What about the ram kit? Seems bit disappointing.
Viocristi July 01, 2020
Manually adjusted in the bios and now the reported values by the asus software in windows are:
VCCIO 1.136
VCCSA: 1.152
connor.j2000 July 02, 2020
Ryzen vs Intel
Hi all,

I'm putting together a high budget build for a friend and simply not make my mind up on the CPU. After doing some research, I am leaning towards AMD's Ryzen 9 3900x - this is partly due to reports that Intel's 1200 socket is only going to be used for two generations, meaning AMD may be a more future proof option. But also, price vs performance seems better with AMD.

However, this is a gaming pc and from what I can tell, Intel is still king when it comes to gaming performance.

Current prices are as follows:

Ryzen 9 3900x - £433.98
Ryzen 9 3950x - £689.99 (not ideal)

Intel i9-9900k - £449.99
Intel i9-10900k - £529.98

These chips will be cooled by a Corsair H150i Pro XT and partnered with an ASUS RTX 2080 SUPER STRIX GAMING and 32GB of DDR4-3600MHz memory.

The idea behind the build is to be as good as it can be right now, with the option to upgrade going forward.

Yes, I know the new 3080 cards are coming out soon but my friend doesn't want to wait unfortunately.

Any suggestions? Would be massively appreciated!
Rdslw August 01, 2017
3900x will not be suported for very long, its platofrm that will be replaced in 2021 so you will get 1 or 2 more cpu gens that fits the socket and new board, and that's it. Then we will get am5 with ddr5 support.
so if you would try go get on am4 3 years ago, it would still can take 3900x now, but soon support for this socket will end.

its by few %. If all she want is pure gaming fps intel will be stronger.
if you want either good price to performance or she will stream, amd will do better.

going for ryzen9 for gaming is an overkill, very little games benefit from this.
I would go for 3700x/3800x as its already plenty for games (unless she streams, then 3900x)
and use cash for more storage.
also ryzen really likes fast ram, so consider 4200 if they are not more than 25% pricier than 3600
Viocristi July 02, 2020
Screen is black until windows starts - no bios
I have built a new PC. The problem is that I can't get into the bios unless I overclock the ram memory to something I know for sure it will crash and then after few restarts which the PC does automatically, it will show that the bios has been reset due to an issue and if I want to enter the bios.

What I have done: while the bios was running, I made sure the fast boost is disabled (was already disabled)
I disabled the integrated GPU
I tried all the display ports (3) my GPU has, I tried a HDMI cable from the GPU to the monitor and I tried to plug in the HDMI into the IGPU too (before I disabled it and even after...was desperate, so worth a try)

I would very much to be able to enter the bios because I suspect that my ram memory has an issue too (random restarts, more frequently if I let it on the advertised xmp profile for 4400 mhz cl19), I set it to 4266 mhz and the restarts are less frequent.

What else can I try?

z490 aorus elite ac
32 gb ram 4400 mhz cl19 patriot viper
1080ti g1 gaming gigabyte
850 w corsair psu
monitor is an lg 3440*1440 @160 hz
Viocristi July 01, 2020
I solved it, it was the ram at fault.
Turns out Patriot was a little bit sneaky and 4400 mhz isn't really supported, or at least a gamble. I downclocked it to 3800 mhz cl15 and it's been running great + i can see the bios screen everytime.
Viocristi July 01, 2020
Power button doesn’t do anything
I built a new pc. Didn’t do much cable management in the back of the pc because i wanted to test it first. I installed windows and few benchmarks and 2 games, the pc was running.

today i got a fan splitter for the aio fans and installed that. Powered on the pc was in windows, keep it open for few min and everything was normal. Checked few temps and they were ok too, cpu temp 36 degrees C and gpu 53 (fans off)

Now the issue: powered off my pc, and then unplugged it from the wall socket. Did bit of cable management, closed the psu shroud, and closed the back lid/panel.

Plugged the power back into the socket and pressed the power button. Now nothing happens, no leds are on, no fans are spinning, no lights on the motherboard.

All the connectors seemed plugged in ok, did a check to see if something got unplugged by mistake.

what can I do?

32 gb 4400 mhz cl19
Z490 aorus elite ac
1080ti (from the old build)
2tb evo 860 ssd (from the old build)
500 gb m2 960 pro ssd
Nzxt kraken x73 aio
Psu corsair rmx 850 gold

the monitor is an lg 3440*1440 @ 160 hz
Running windows 10 pro

i’m going crazy, if anyone has an idea, please feel free
rgd1101 November 07, 2011
power to the motherboard? front panel connected to the motherboard?
nguyencongthienvu June 21, 2020
Psu 650w enough for i9 10900k or i7 10700k ?
Hi currently I have
  • Z490 i9 10900k or i7 10700k
  • 3 fan case (1 back, 2 top)
  • 1 AIO 360 (At front)
  • 1 RTX 2080ti
  • 1 samsung ssd 256 gb and 3 TB HDD black
  • Ram 8GB DDR4 (4x8)
  • 1 Headphone USB, 1 keyboard, 1 mouse
  • My PSU: Seasonic focus gold 650w
Is it enough i9 10900k or i7 10700k ? I don't OC use stock and use only single card.Thank you.
Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
Well, if you're REALLY not going to overclock:

320w on Founders Edition models - aftermarket models will typically have higher power limits.

That's 549-570w from the cpu(full load) and the gpu(founders edition).
Add up some of the other stuff... that's gotta be over 600w, full system load.

I'd say a 650w isn't enough. A 750w would be.
imaqls June 18, 2020
gpu water block temps running identical to stock
Beginner liquid cooler here. Just bought a PC that came with a cpu Liquid cooler pre installed with a 2080 ti MSI gaming X trio. stock temp for GPU while gaming then was between 70-73. Just installed the waterblock on my GPU, idle temps are sitting at 42 C, opened up call of duty, temps started out mid 50s then slowly kept going up. Saw a high of 77-78 C before I shut the game off because I wasn't seeing an improvement. Since I just got the full loop with the GPU waterblock installed running a few hours ago, should I just continue to let it run for the next day or so and see if temps change? Also, looking on the bottom of my GPU, I see what looks to be like a bit of an air bubble on one of the middle part that goes over the gpu core, but I could be wrong and thats how the waterblock is designed to make it flow over the core? It's the msi gaming vector trio from EKWB.

GPU stock under load: 70-73 C
GPU Waterblock idle: 41-43 C (Doesn't change with side glass panel removed)
GPU Waterblock under load: 78 C ( was slowly climbing before Load was relieved)
update: ran call of duty again, temp got as high as 85-86 C

mobo: msi z490 meg godlike
2080 ti
10900k Processor
360mm rad mounted on top
three fans on top, 1 on left side ((exhaust?), three fans on the right (intake?)
Case: be quiet darkbase pro 900

I've tried running dragon center to monitor and change my fan speeds, but it shows all of my fans at 0 rpm even though they are all spinning. Was going to try and edit fan speeds to run at max, but don't know exactly how to do that. Removing the side panel doesn't change idle temps, so I don't know what my next course of action should be logically aside from re applying thermal paste onto the GPU, but I wanted to see if there was another option that was more viable before I jump to that.

Edit: Images
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Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
Now, I'm no liquid cooling expert - the actual experts here should show up later - but isn't a single 360mm rad a bit low for BOTH a 10900K and a 2080Ti:
10900K: 250w max power limit, assuming stock operation.
Msi's 2080Ti Gaming X Trio - depending on the bios version, is between 330w - 406w! A list of validated vbioses can be found here:
A 360mm rad around 30mm thick is good for about 350w of heat, with thicker ones having even higher thermal capacity.

If you're sure you see air bubbles elsewhere in the loop, I'd suggest trying to tilt the chassis around gently to try and flush it out from that spot.
Piotr_Rosto June 16, 2020
Which z490 to pick

I am currently trying to find components for a pc build.
But at the moment I am stuck at which motherboard to pick.
I am planning to get the Intel i9 10900k with a geforce ti 2080 super and will therefor need one of the new z490.

So my question is if you guys could give me your recommendation of a mother board for around 300$ max?
I do not have many criteria other than it should be an ATX board

Searching around I found these 2 boards that might be interesting:

  • ASRock Z490 PG Velocita
  • Gigabyte Z490 Aorus master
They both score the same on this review site, but I am not sure which one is better in performance.
Thank you
tennis2 November 12, 2018
I wouldn't recommend the Velocita.

Thatoli June 11, 2020
New gaming build 4k , Any improvements needed ?
Hello there,

The time has come to buy a new Rig and this time i want to go for a 4k gaming system. My plan is to wait for the 3080 or 3080ti to release for the GPU and in the meantime just use my 1070 gaming x to put me on @1440p on my ASUS ROG XG279Q. Then in 12 months time order the GPU and a 4k monitor. How do you rate the build i've put together ?

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where CPU Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor £529.98 £1.99 £531.97 Buy
jeremyj_83 August 23, 2017
CPU: While the 10900K is the fastest CPU around right now, it uses A LOT of power and at 4K there will be no difference between it and a 3700X or 3900X. That will save you money on both the CPU cost and the power & cooler cost. If you do decide to keep the 10900K you will need a 360mm AIO as the H100i is too small to cool the 10900K.

SSD: The 970 Evo/Plus are the fastest SSDs out right now, but they are a waste of money. You can get similar performance from a lot of other companies without the 25-50% Samsung task.

RAM: At this point in time 16GB would be the typical for a gaming system. Since this is a high end gaming system I would go with a 2x16GB just so I wouldn't have to add RAM later on.

Here is an example of a similar build using AMD instead.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor (£404.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 72.8 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£105.43 @
Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard (£335.78 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Team T-FORCE DARK Za 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£133.16 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£71.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£129.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Thermaltake View 71 TG Snow ATX Full Tower Case (£189.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx White 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: £1370.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-11 20:20 BST+0100
You are actually getting a bit more for your money here.
nguyencongthienvu May 29, 2020
Noctua-DH15 with i7 10700k or i9 10900k
I have questions, currently I have noctua DH-15 CH-Black, it can cool well i7 10700k or i9 10900k stock at default setting ? and temperature it can reach when gaming ?
Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
Responding to the thread title:
10700K: at stock, yes. Overclocked - in case you change your mind regarding it - no.
10900K: no, and no. This one demands liquid cooling - 280mm or greater.
Huypho May 28, 2020
Need to reseat ram everytime PC power is completely shut off
I just recently upgraded my system to an Asus z490-e motherboard with a 10900k. The first few days, the computer was working fine other than a few blue screens due to me messing with overclocking.

Today, I booted up my computer and it went straight into bios and it doesn’t even recognize my Intel 660p m.2 in there. After some trouble shooting, I reseated my m.2 and it finally worked again.

Everything was working fine for a little until I shut it off normally and switched off the power supply. Same issue again. I reseated the m.2 and it started working fine again.

After some testing I realized that whenever power to my system is completely cut (hard reset/power supply switched off/Unplugging the machine) I need to reseat my m.2 for it to work again.

Im at a loss as to what is the reason for this issue. I’ve searched over the internet for this but have found nothing. Is this an issue with the motherboard? M.2? Bios issue? Or what?
Please help

CPU- i9 10900k
Motherboard- Asus Strix z490e
Power supply- Evga 850 gq
GPU- Asus Strix 2080
Ram- 48 Gigs Corsair Vengeance rgb 3200mhz
Storage- Intel 660p 1tb
OS- Windows 10 build 18362