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10th Gen: Intel Core i9 10900K & Core i5 10600K CPU Review (Page 7)

Shannon Robb | May 20, 2020 at 8:00 am CDT - 1 min, 42 secs time to read this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: IntelModel: BX8070110900K

Storage Performance


For storage performance, we test the platform using a PCIe 4.0 Corsair MP600 2TB M.2 NVMe drive. It is tested in CrystaldiskMark 7.0.0 x64, and we average the results to ensure a good cross-section of expected performance. Do note that some platforms do not support the new PCIe gen 4, and therefore will cap out around 3400-3500MB/s.

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First up is the Sequential read test, which every manufacturer tout as the "up to" speed, but in reality, you never see this in everyday usage, but I digress. Here we see the new 10th gen chips fall roughly into the mix with the other Intel entries. These all are roughly comparable with only the 7700K and its older chipset falling off the pace.

The variance of these results can be explained, as in many cases, the application can run on a lower-speed core on a specific chip, which causes variance in the overall result depending upon where the "best core" happens to be.

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Here we see the sequential write result for our MP600, and this one seems to respond much more to the differences in a platform as we see scaling ranging from 3465MB/s to 3150MB/s or a span of over 300MB/s across the PCIe 3 equipped platforms.

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Next up is your random read, which is likely something you will experience more often in everyday computing. These are tiny files at a low queue depth. This is usually an area where OPTANE or a 3DXPoint storage solution rules, but the PCIe 4 drive does well here.

We once again see varying results with the new 10th gen parts falling into the middle of the PCIe 3 stack with the random read portion of the test.

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The MP600 tends to do much better here with random writes. The PCIe 3 platforms close up ranks a bit here, but 10th gen parts still find themselves mid-pack. Not bad results but not the best result either as only the Zen+ parts fall behind them.

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Shannon started his PC journey around the age of six in 1989. Now till present day, he has established himself in the overclocking world, spending many years pushing the limits of hardware on LN2. Shannon has worked with design and R&D on various components, including PC systems and chassis, to optimize the layout and performance for enthusiasts.

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