News Intel Core i9-10910: Rumored Apple Exclusive Fails to Impress on Geekbench

Aug 6, 2020
This article is so half-baked that I’m surprised it passed the editor’s desk. The author is comparing the performance of a i9-10900 in a Hackintosh (presumably with ample cooling) to a i9-10910 that’s thermally constrained inside the iMac chassis. Obviously, the i9-10900 with sufficient cooling (and possibly relaxed power limits / BCLK) is going to win out in multi-core performance.
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May 21, 2014
Yeah they are the exact same CPU. This article is a bit confused. You can change the power limit in a 10900, the writer is not using 65W results, of course there is no way the 10900 would score higher than the 109100.

Set your 10900 to 200W? There you go.
Aug 12, 2020
It is not. The articles focus is not the performance itself but the CPU choice. Why would Apple choose a 95w when they could have picked a 65w CPU? People are starting to get fed-up with Apple's obsolescence practices. Imagine the ssd going bad. Now you need to take the whole computer to a recovery center (to get the data back) instead of an ssd card. This is garbage.
Now you need to take the whole computer to a recovery center (to get the data back) instead of an ssd card. This is garbage.
Also the apple center is going to charge you as much as the full price of the system for that, maybe even more.

But on topic we don't know if this CPU was even running inside an mac,it could be a developer platform or whatever testsystem,it could also be that it was a mac and the technician just changed it to 95 to test or just to run the bench while in the final product it will run at lower TDP.
At this point everything is speculation.


Feb 3, 2007
According to Apple fans, the realty about the slower performance and overheated throttling typical of many Macs is of no consequence. They think Apples look good (they do) and care little for things like privacy, performance and sharing data with the NSA. This is not conspiracy theory as the Apple server/user customer glitch proved. With Sequoia, Apple servers must digitally give the go ahead for every non apple program to start. Without comms your stuck with only limited use. The excessive pricing of simple repairs and constant lawsuits against individual tech companies that work on Apple devices show that profit is all that Apple cares about. Much like some people in powerful positions, their fans care not how much their rights are abused and the users are scrwed. Stop drinking the apple juice and try a different flavor.