IntelBX80684I79700F
IntelBX80684I99900K

8 Cores, 8 Threads @3.00 GHz, 65 W.
Release date ≈ Q2 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 341,162 user samples
26,524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
314,638 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.4 % 97.4 % +4%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.5 Pts 92.6 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts 142 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts 280 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
522 Pts 548 Pts +5%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
948 Pts 1004 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.7 Pts 97.5 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts 154 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts 308 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
558 Pts 608 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1096 Pts 1175 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 38,630,709 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.28 % 1.4 % Hugely higher market share.
+400%
Value
Value For Money
94.2 % Slightly better value.
+7%
88.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 82 % Much more popular.
+55%
Price
Price (score)
$269 Much cheaper.
+33%
$399
Age
Newest
19+ Months More recent.
+27%
26 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1092 Pts 1621 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+48%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
953 Pts 1444 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+52%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'19 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 16 MB SmartCache
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.70 GHz 5.00 GHz
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 64 GB
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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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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