Intel Core i9-10900 & Core i7-10700 CB R20 Benches Leak Out: Nearly as Fast as the Ryzen 9 3900X|R7 3700X

The Cinebench R20 benchmarks of the 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900 and the i7-10700 (mind you, the non-K variants) have surfaced and they promise a healthy performance boost over the existing 9th Gen parts. TIn this post we’ll be comparing the two Comet Lake-S chips against AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700X and the 3900X:

Update: We reached out to Lenovo and here are the PL1 and PL2 values. For the 150W chips, they are as follows:

  • PL1: 200W
  • PL2: 225W

As you can see, the Core i7-10700 is nearly as fast as the Ryzen 7 3700X (less than a hundred points behind). As such, you can be sure that the Core i7-10700K will be faster than the Ryzen 7 3700X and more inline with the 3800X. However, there’s the TDP to consider as well. While the 3700X is a 65W part, the Core i7-10700 is a 150W chip. The efficiency doesn’t look very good on Intel’s side, does it?

Next up, we’ve got the Core i9-10900 which scores 6,002 points. It’s still behind the Ryzen 9 3900X which is more than a thousand points ahead. Lenovo’s chart also includes 65W variants of these chips. Those results aren’t pretty at all. When reduced to 65W, both the 10700 and 10900 drop to nearly half their 150W scores, putting them to shame. It’s worth noting that the Ryzen 7 3700X already has a TDP of 65W and yet it manages to beat the 10700 even when it’s running at 150W.

One thing is clear. Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-S desktop parts might level with the Ryzen 3000 lineup but their power draw and efficiency is going to be far worse in comparison, especially the K variants.


Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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