IntelBX80684I99900K
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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 287,396 user samples
188,298 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1256
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
99,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 197th / 1256
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
75.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
94 Pts Lower memory latency.
+25%
75.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+32%
108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+34%
211 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
554 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+36%
407 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1023 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+51%
678 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.8 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+19%
82.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+31%
118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+31%
235 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
614 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
460 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1185 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+54%
770 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,625,477 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.28 % Hugely higher market share.
+357%
0.28 %
Value
Value For Money
86.5 % +4% 83.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
186 % Much more popular.
+60%
116 %
Price
Price (score)
$448 $195 Much cheaper.
+56%
Age
Newest
20 Months Much more recent.
+49%
39 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+25%
4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1612 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+64%
985 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1460 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+65%
884 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
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 Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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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