Four Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs Benchmarked Before Release

Comet Lake desktop CPUs have been selling ilegally in China since February. A couple of days ago, a user on the Chinese Sohu news portal apparently managed to buy not one, but four Comet Lake-S processors and put them through various benchmarks.

The Intel Core i5-10400, i5-10500, i5-10600K and i7-10700 are the stars of today’s Comet Lake show. The tester said the i5-10500 and i5-10600K are engineering samples (ES) , while the i5-10500 and i7-10700 are qualification samples (QS). The clock speeds for the latter should be very close to what we can expect from the retail samples.

Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S Specifications

Processor Cores / Threads Single-Core Boost Clock (GHz) All-Core Boost Clock (GHz) L3 Cache (MB) TDP (w)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8 / 16 4.4 ? 32 64
Intel Core i7-10700* 8 / 16 4.7 4.6 16 65
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6 / 12 4.4 ? 32 95
Intel Core i5-10600K* 6 / 12 4.3 4.1 12 125
Intel Core i5-10500* 6 / 12 4.2 4.0 12 65
Intel Core i5-10400* 6 / 12 4.3 4.0 12 65

*Specifications are unconfirmed.

Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S Benchmarks

Processor Cinebench R15 Cinebench R20 CPU-Z 3DMark Time Spy (CPU Score) 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Master Lu Benchmark
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 2,116 / 207 4,788 / 502 5,588 / 536 9,075 23,102 170,135
Intel Core i9-9900K 2021 / 218 4,937 / 513 5,416 / 574 11,232 23,661 178,971
Intel Core i7-10700 1,974 / 207 4,828 / 493 5,625 / 568 9,129 23,353 171,861
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 1,652 / 206 3,718 / 504 4,249 / 531 7,456 20,552 150,774
Intel Core i7-9700K 1,439 / 193 3,505 / 454 4,244 / 550 8,332 18.859 129,666
Intel Core i7-8700K 1,398 / 195 3,400 / 472 3,886 / 536 7,096 17,013 108,777
Intel Core i5-10600K 1,368 / 188 3,268 / 444 3,769 / 506 6,211 17,786 112,341
Intel Core i5-10400 1,319 / 183 3,203 / 429 3,678 / 501 6,291 17,337 109,255
Intel Core i5-10500 1,199 / 173 2,956 / 397 3,363 / 463 5,571 15,889 95,641
Intel Core i5-9600K 1,022 / 187 2,566 / 471 2,886 / 525 6,118 13,809 96,858

According to the results from the review, the i7-10700 is slightly faster than the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, another 65W chip. But the difference is less than 2%, so it might not even be perceptible in a real-word scenario. The Ryzen 7 3700X did outperform the i7-10700 in the Cinebench R15 benchmark.

Processor Cinebench R15 Cinebench R20 CPU-Z Master Lu Benchmark
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 727 / 189 1,784 / 461 1,954.2 / 494 60,758
Intel Core i7-10700 675 / 177 1,656 / 421 1,908.2 / 484.4 56,331
Intel Core i7-8700K 657 / 173 1,624 / 416 1,804.9 / 483 58,399
Intel Core i9-9900K 657 / 172 1,636 / 419 1,831.1 / 483.4 60,482

Credits: www.TomsHardware.com