AMDYD292XA8AFWOF
IntelBX80684I99900K
VS
About

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 115,477 user samples
1,069 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
114,408 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84 % 99.6 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 144 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
240 Pts 285 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+19%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
475 Pts 562 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
894 Pts 1048 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+17%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+22%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
251 Pts 309 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+23%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
500 Pts 617 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+23%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
987 Pts 1195 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+21%
Market Share
Based on 22,403,968 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 1.61 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,267%
Value
Value For Money
74.5 % 86.1 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % 158 % Much more popular.
+72%
Price
Price (score)
$430 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
$472
Age
Newest
12+ Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
13 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2050 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+23%
1667 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1917 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+27%
1509 Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

This was the ultimate niche CPU. At the time of its release, it had an optimal combination of multi-core performance without sacrificing as much single- and quad- as the higher-core CPUs, at an excellent price-point. It utilizes quad-channel RAM. If you were a content creator without external funding, had one machine in the budget, then this chip might even now in mid-2019 be what you're looking for. The higher-end Threadrippers will throw more cores at you... for up to five times the price. If you've a home studio, running a DAW on the same PC you use for everything; or you do your own video editing; or you're an independent streamer; then those extra 12 or 18 cores aren't really going to help you that much anyway, for all that extra cash - AND those CPUs have lower performance in more common applications (single- low-thread apps). Not worth it. Intel isn't even on the table, of course. If you're reading this in the future: these benchmarks have multiple categories for a reason. Read and think. Find the best combination for what you intend to do with it - not some arbitrary "the best" overall. There is no such thing, because you won't be using your computer for Overall, now will you? [Aug '19 spacefiddle]

MORE DETAILS

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]

MORE DETAILS

Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $44
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback