Intel Core i9-10850K vs Intel Core i9-9960X

Intel Core i9-10850K
Intel Socket 1200DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 10 / Jul 2020
Intel Core i9-10850K

Intel Core i9-9960X
Intel Socket 2066DESKTOP
3100 MHz / Cores: 16 / Oct 2018
Intel Core i9-9960X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i9-10850K
    116%
  • Intel Core i9-9960X
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i9-10850K
    116%
  • Intel Core i9-9960X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-10850K

16% higher single threaded performance.
40 watts lower power draw.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the Intel Core i9-9960X.
Around 16% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-9960X

None

Intel Core i9-10850K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i9-10850K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i9-9960X

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i9-9960X

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i9-10850KIntel Core i9-9960X
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
ABM
ADX
RdRand
TBT 2.0
TBT 3.0
TVB
HTT
Boost 2.0
Boost 3.0

Architecture

Intel Core i9-10850KIntel Core i9-9960X
ArchitectureIntel_CometlakevsIntel_Skylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4-2933 MHz Dual-channelvsDDR4
CodenameComet LakevsSkylake-X
Release DateJul 2020vsOct 2018

Cores

Intel Core i9-10850KIntel Core i9-9960X
Cores10vs16
Threads20vs32
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 630vsNo

Cache

Intel Core i9-10850KIntel Core i9-9960X
L1 Cache64K (per core)vs64K (per core)
L2 Cache256K (per core)vs1MB (per core)
L3 Cache20MB (shared)vs22MB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i9-10850KIntel Core i9-9960X
SocketIntel Socket 1200vsIntel Socket 2066
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA1200vsFC-LGA2066
Die Size206mm²vsunknown
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i9-10850KIntel Core i9-9960X
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs3100 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed5200 MHzvs4500 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
VoltageN/Avsunknown
TDP125 Wvs165 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-10850K
    6240 points
  • Intel Core i9-9960X
    5175 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-10850K
    51840 points
  • Intel Core i9-9960X
    69018 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i9-10850K (simulated)
    220.75
  • Intel Core i9-9960X (simulated)
    190.18

points - higher is better