Real World Speed
Performance profile from 288,566 user samples
246,966 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
41,600 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 254th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+37%
72.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93.6 Pts Lower memory latency.
+28%
73.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+40%
103 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
285 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+36%
210 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
558 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+36%
409 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1028 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+148%
414 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.7 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+17%
83.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+33%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
307 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+33%
231 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
608 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
458 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1172 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+155%
460 Pts
Market Share
Based on 33,494,050 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.45 % Hugely higher market share.
+113%
0.68 %
Value
Value For Money
90.7 % 96.8 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
193 % Hugely more popular.
+97%
98 %
Price
Price (score)
$380 $95 Much cheaper.
+75%
Age
Newest
23 Months 15+ Months Much more recent.
+35%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1622 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+251%
462 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1462 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+251%
417 Pts
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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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical 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]

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