A 10-core Intel Core i9-10900F desktop processor is on the racks for Intel in the coming future. It has been spotted as part of an HP system on Geekbench with some impressive single-core scores as expected.
Unfortunately, the upcoming Comet Lake chip lagged behind the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS in an Asus Zephyrus G14 laptop in the multi-core benchmarks.
The Intel Core i9-10900F was tested on Geekbench 4.4 and did manage a single-core score of 5,747 points and a healthy multi-core score of 29,363 points. With all 10 cores and 20 threads, and a TDP of 65 W the desktop CPU seems promising especially in the form of multi-core performance.
Immediately this was pointed out after the Intel Core i9-10900F’s result was shared, that Comet Lake desktop CPU still falls behind the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS APU. Even though the fact remains, that both of the chips are not direct competitors, but it does demonstrate the performance of this 8 core Ryzen 4000 chip.
The Ryzen 9 4900HS on an Asus Zephyrus G14 has managed to grab a single-core score of 5,372 points and a multi-core score of 30,230 points. The interesting thing to be noted is that the Comet lake chip works on higher 65W TDP while the AMD APU works on just 35W TDP.
The Intel CPU has 2 extra cores and threads along with a higher single frequency that can easily be pushed as this is a desktop CPU, so fortune naturally favours the i9-10900F. Apart from the single-core dominance which is quite natural, it’s great to see a mobile APU beating a top-of-line next-gen Intel CPU operating on a laptop.
The absence of those 2 cores and threads along with timid boost frequencies makes the AMD chips efficient as well. Its exciting to see AMD has made such progress on the mobile front as well, and the fact remains that in the price/performance ratio no one can beat the team Red.
The Intel Core i9-10900F will likely be priced a bit lower than the regular Intel Core i9-10900, which has been priced at CAD$679 (US$487). The absence of the iGPU reduces the prices of the F-series CPUs but things aren’t going well for team Blue as the semiconductor market has been hit brutally due to the pandemic.
On top of that, AMD’s upcoming Zen 3 Vermeer desktop processors are said to give 15% IPC improvement over last-gen and are scheduled to be launched this September, so if they won’t price these CPUs aggressively they might be losing more and more shares to AMD in the days to come.