Power and Temp

We are testing power at the wall and the package temp with HWiNFO.  The temperature in our testing area was around 72c at the time of testing, we have an open-air bench system.  Cooling was with a Corsair H115i.  Our Power Supply is a 1000W Seasonic Titanium power supply.

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Intel Core i5-10600K Power Testing

In terms of power, the Intel Core i5-10600K did consume the highest amount.  It pulled 163W at the wall and 103W package power.  Next to it was the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X at 143W at the wall and almost 90W package power.  The Core i5-9600K was the lowest power draw at 109W at the wall and almost 70W package power. 

This can be looked at in two ways.  There were some tests that showed the Intel Core i5-10600K on top of performance.  It certainly was while gaming.  Therefore the extra power is warranted since it was faster in those places.  However, the reverse is also true because there were other tests, more multi-threaded tests that put the Ryzen 5 3600X on top in performance.  In that case, since the Ryzen 5 3600X uses less power than it would be the more efficient CPU in those workloads. 

Ultimately though, the extra power demand of the Intel Core i5-10600K over its predecessor, the Intel Core i5-9600K cannot be ignored.  Power increases on the package by almost 50%.  Power at the wall increases by also 50%.  That’s a big power increase from generation to generation.  The Ryzen 5 3600X seems to be sitting in a good position of balance between power consumption and performance.

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Intel Core i5-10600K Temperature Testing

Even though the power is way up on the Intel Core i5-10600K the temperature is still lower than the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X.  In fact, it is the Ryzen 5 3600X that hits the warmest temps at 67c in our testing.  Yet the more power-hungry Core i5-10600K actually runs cooler at 59c.  This is with the exact same AIO cooler.  Intel’s marketing about improving thermals is not hogwash with the 10th Gen series it seems. AMD needs to look into ways of improving thermals such as Intel has done at every layer, substrate to IHS.

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  1. There are several sites like B&H listing prices for them, but availability is unknown. B&H does list the 10700 for sale. If you go to the drop down, it shows "coming soon" for most of the CPU’s. So, availability may be there but its spotty at best.
  2. Nicely written article as well. I preferred the order of presentation and including the overclocked results of the bigger chip. But this was all there as well.

    I do kinda sorta miss a pull down to hop to the testing results, sometimes reading the methodology is nice, but when it is a site and testers I trust I just want to see some numbers! ;)

  3. We may create a unified CPU review format at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this was the least amount of lead time we’ve ever had so Brent and I worked entirely independently to get these done.
  4. We may create a unified CPU review format at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this was the least amount of lead time we’ve ever had so Brent and I worked entirely independently to get these done.

    Naaa it’s all good. I enjoyed reading both reviews. Good on both of you on cranking these out in the short window you had!

  5. I do kinda sorta miss a pull down to hop to the testing results

    Table of Contents is at the top of both articles for me – is it missing for you?

    If it’s there now and was missing, it was likely when Brent was fixing some internal links as the plugin for it will randomly turn off the ToC when making edits.

    If it’s not there now, then you’re blocking that javascript.

    If you’re missing something else… please describe?

  6. Table of Contents is at the top of both articles for me – is it missing for you?

    If it’s there now and was missing, it was likely when Brent was fixing some internal links as the plugin for it will randomly turn off the ToC when making edits.

    If it’s not there now, then you’re blocking that javascript.

    If you’re missing something else… please describe?

    I may have grown accustomed to looking for the jump pages at the bottom of the screen in a pull down and never thought to check the top… maybe…. damnit.

  7. I may have grown accustomed to looking for the jump pages at the bottom of the screen in a pull down and never thought to check the top… maybe…. damnit.

    You inspired me to see if my WordPress/wizardry has grown enough to figure out how to put it back at the bottom. Looks like it worked. Enjoy the ToC at top and bottom of content and let me know if I broke something by doing that…

  8. You inspired me to see if my WordPress/wizardry has grown enough to figure out how to put it back at the bottom. Looks like it worked. Enjoy the ToC at top and bottom of content and let me know if I broke something by doing that…

    That works!

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