IntelBX80684I99900K
AMD100-100000159BOX

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q2 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
298 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+19%
251 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+9%
99 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
137 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+21%
113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
149 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+16%
128 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 369,930 user samples
360,784 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 1314
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
9,146 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 137th / 1314
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.3 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
81.3 %
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19 % FarC5 37%, OverW 13%, SotTR 35%, RDR2 8%, StarWJFO 31%, CSGO 8%, R6S 5%
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19 % OC SotTR 25% OC, F119 18% OC, TWarTKC 22% OC, Divis2 10% OC
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15 % Hitm2 14%, SotTR 23%, F119 12%, TWarTKC 15%, Divis2 13%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
78.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts +4% 135 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
279 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
261 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
545 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
452 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
995 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+39%
718 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.4 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+11%
88 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
142 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
282 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
605 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
516 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1160 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+48%
782 Pts
Market Share
Based on 43,104,167 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.12 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,500%
0.07 %
Value
Value For Money
89.2 % Slightly better value.
+8%
82.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % More popular.
+17%
70 %
Price
Price (score)
$380 $260 Much cheaper.
+32%
Age
Newest
30 Months 12 Months Much more recent.
+60%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+16%
4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1600 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+104%
783 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1429 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+98%
723 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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The 3300X is a 4-core Ryzen CPU. Priced at just $120 USD, it offers far better value to gamers than all the previous Ryzen CPUs. This is great news for potential buyers, but bad luck for gamers that recently spent nearly three times more on the 8-core 3700X. The reduction from eight to four cores results in more efficient caching and higher boost clocks. AMD’s marketing has abruptly broken from the firmly established “moar cores” mantra to a conveniently realistic: four cores are actually okay. Shifting goalposts this quickly reveals an unhealthy focus on first time buyers and a brazen disregard for existing customers. Sales tactics aside, unfortunately the 3300X remains constrained by architectural latency and the associated gaming bottleneck (frame drops). Comparing an overclocked 3300X pegged at 4425 MHz to a stock Intel Core i3-10100 running at 4100 MHz shows that the i3-10100 delivers better gaming performance in four out of five games. The 10100 also includes an iGPU with QuickSync hardware encoding. Since additional cores make little difference to gamers, there are no significant upgrades beyond the 3300X in the Ryzen product stack. In order to achieve better gaming performance, it is necessary to upgrade to a higher tier Intel CPU. Despite the barrage of anonymous hearsay pushed on social media, users will be hard pressed to find actual use cases that favor the 3300X over the i3-10100, especially when the 10100 is not handicapped by 2666 MHz RAM. Gamers are bottlenecked by the Ryzen architecture and desktop users need integrated graphics. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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