IntelBX80684I99900K
AMD100-100000061WOF

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

12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
298 EFps 318 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+7%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps 108 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps 142 EFps +3%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
137 EFps +3% 133 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
149 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+23%
121 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 488,426 user samples
403,148 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
85,278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 116%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.9 % 101 % +3%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
1 % BFV 0%, Rage2 0%, Witcher3 1%, ACO 9%, MetroEx 2%, Sekiro 2% FarC5 3%, SotTR 3%, Civ6 2%, Wolf2 0%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
BFV 5% 5 % SotTR 5%, MetroEx 14%, Divis2 5%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
88.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts 159 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+11%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts 316 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
552 Pts 607 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1014 Pts 1172 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+16%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.3 Pts +2% 95.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts 169 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts 335 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
607 Pts 654 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1162 Pts 1269 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+9%
Market Share
Based on 47,110,076 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.3 % 1.3 %
Value
Value For Money
90.9 % Slightly better value.
+8%
83.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % More popular.
+17%
71 %
Price
Price (score)
$364 Much cheaper.
+33%
$542
Age
Newest
35 Months 11 Months Much more recent.
+69%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 12 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 24 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz +4% 4.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1585 Pts 2552 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+61%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1438 Pts 2343 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+63%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen3
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 9 5900X is second in AMD’s line-up of new Zen 3 CPUs. The 12-core hyper-threaded processor has base/boost clock speeds of 3.7/4.8 GHz, a 70 MB cache and a TDP of 105W. The 5900X took center stage in the 5000 series launch presentation where AMD gunned for Intel’s “best gaming CPU” crown. They showed the 5900X as being 26% better for gaming than the previous generation’s Ryzen 9 3900XT, attributing this to the new architecture’s faster single core speeds and lower latency. AMD also stated that the 5900X achieves, on average, 6.8% faster gaming performance than Intel’s 10-core i9-10900K. The details around AMD’s testing were not disclosed but it is safe to assume that 6.8% is the highest average lead that AMD are willing to stand by. Our benchmarks show that the 5900X’s slightly faster cores and the 10900K’s slightly lower memory latency balance out to yield similar performance. Whilst presenting their figures, AMD admitted that their 3000 series CPUs were far from “best for gaming” and conceded that the 10900K is approximately 19% faster than the 3900XT (our effective speed marks the gap at just 14%). Despite this clear performance deficiency, AMD supported 3000 series sales with an aggressive and successful marketing campaign to easily outsell Intel over the last 12 months. Given the real performance uplift observed in the 5000 series, and the absence of any meaningful marketing from Intel, we expect CPU sales to shift even further in AMD’s favour. Gamers that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” should investigate Intel’s $175 USD 11400F, the saved $660 USD would be far better spent on a higher tier GPU. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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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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