IntelBX80684I99900K
AMDYD295XA8UGAAF

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 128,485 user samples
123,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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4,948 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 53rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 83%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 118%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
83.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
120 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+21%
237 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
470 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+15%
919 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
127 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+23%
252 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+24%
499 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1210 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+23%
986 Pts
Market Share
Based on 24,128,478 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.48 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,600%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
85.4 % Much better value.
+32%
64.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
164 % Much more popular.
+71%
96 %
Price
Price (score)
$498 Cheaper.
+28%
$690
Age
Newest
15 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
17+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1661 Pts 2711 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+63%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1509 Pts 2391 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+58%
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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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Single-core/Multi-core performance between a 7960X and a 7980XE, but with a much better value. [Sep '18 Juhg]

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