IntelBX80684I99900K
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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 282,166 user samples
265,680 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
16,486 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 200th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98 % Faster effective speed.
+30%
75.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93.2 Pts Much lower memory latency.
+32%
70.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+29%
110 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+29%
218 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
551 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+28%
429 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1016 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+21%
840 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.6 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+14%
85.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
307 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+30%
237 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
612 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
472 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1187 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
942 Pts
Market Share
Based on 36,004,661 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.49 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,880%
0.05 %
Value
Value For Money
89.4 % Much better value.
+44%
62 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
160 % Much more popular.
+67%
96 %
Price
Price (score)
$388 Much cheaper.
+32%
$570
Age
Newest
25 Months Much more recent.
+36%
39 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+47%
180 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+25%
4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1610 Pts 2642 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+64%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1455 Pts 2219 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+53%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 TR4
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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AMD’s 16 core, 32 thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is finally here to seize the throne for high end desktop processors. The 1950X is the flagship of the Zen based Threadripper series which also includes the 12 core 1920X and the 8 core 1900X. The 1950X has a stock clock of 3.4 GHz increasing to a maximum single core boost of 4.0 GHz and features quad channel DDR4 and 64 PCI Express lanes. This processor is effectively two Ryzen 7 1800Xs glued together with Infinity Fabric (AMD’s scalable interconnecting technology), making the 1950X one of the physically largest CPUs on the consumer market. If you are considering this CPU, you will need a new X399 motherboard with a TR4 socket. Early benchmarks show the 1950X competing with Intel’s similarly priced i9-7900X. Whilst the 7900X has slightly higher single and quad core scores (10%-15%), the 1950X is around 35% faster for multi-core workloads. Content creators, and other core intensive task masters will not be disappointed. [Aug '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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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