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IntelBX80684I99900K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 298 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+28%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 108 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+7%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps 137 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+15%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps 149 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+14%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 454,295 user samples
281,715 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 1239
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
172,580 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 1239
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.3 % 99.3 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.5 Pts 94.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
+17%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts 143 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts 284 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
484 Pts 558 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
800 Pts 1033 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+29%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
90.3 Pts 98.2 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 154 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts 308 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
539 Pts 615 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
882 Pts 1190 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+35%
Market Share
Based on 28,567,285 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.61 % Hugely higher market share.
+234%
1.38 %
Value
Value For Money
93.7 % Slightly better value.
+6%
88 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
199 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
189 %
Price
Price (score)
$198 Much cheaper.
+54%
$431
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+47%
19 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1136 Pts 1636 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+44%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1044 Pts 1476 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+41%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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The Intel i9-9900K is an 8 core, 16 thread, unlocked 9th generation Coffee Lake processor. It has a base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.7 GHz and a single-core boost of 5.0 GHz (the highest frequency achieved yet from this class of Intel CPU). It features 16 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD 630 graphics. The 9900K is compatible with the new Z390 chipset, and subject to a BIOS update, is also compatible with the older Z370 chipset. Aimed at users who do not wish to compromise, the i9-9900K offers the best gaming and desktop experience available at any price. Heavy workstation users should consider the Ryzen 9 3900X which is similarly priced. Comparing the overclocked 3900X shows that it is just 10% worse for gaming and desktop (sub octa-core) but around 40% better for 64-core computations. Gamers should consider the 9700K which offers identical overclocked gaming performance at a $100 USD discount. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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