Intel Core i9-10900KF almost on-par with AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Posted on Thursday, March 19 2020 @ 14:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Some new leaked benchmarks of the Intel Core i9-10900KF reveal that this 10-core part is almost on-par in performance terms with AMD’s 12 Core Ryzen 9 3900X. WCCF Tech says the performance of the new 14nm chip from the blue team looks good, but unfortunately the power consumption is very high. At maximum load, the new 10-core parts are seen breaking the 300W mark so you need a pretty decent motherboard and PSU to handle this.
With all of that said, the power consumption and thermal figures will be much higher on Intel's 14nm part whereas AMD's 7nm architecture is much ahead in terms of thermals and power efficiency right now. Industry insiders and motherboard vendors themselves have stated that the Z490 boards are designed specifically for the higher power input of the Comet Lake-S lineup and they have noticed the chips breaking past the 300W barrier.
For comparison, the 9900KS already exceeded 250W in some full-load scenarios.

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