IntelBX80684I99900K
AMDYD295XA8UGAAF

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

Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 51,127 user samples
48,427 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 130% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 98% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 98% Great: 130%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 120%
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Desktop
Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 124%
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2,700 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 106% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 106% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 180%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
120 % +3% 117 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
121 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
475 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1504 Pts 2480 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+65%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+22%
128 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+24%
500 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1652 Pts 2710 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+64%
Market Share
Based on 17,051,104 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.11 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,538%
0.08 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % Better value.
+28%
79.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
77 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
70 %
Price
Price (score)
$460 Much cheaper.
+44%
$819
Age
Newest
7 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
8+ Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
152 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+23%
124 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+20%
133 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
601 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+25%
482 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
638 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+22%
522 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1508 Pts 2644 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+75%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1764 Pts 2742 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+55%
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Intel’s new consumer flagship CPU for 2018 is the i9-9900K, an 8 core, 16 thread, unlocked 9th generation Intel core desktop processor. It is based on the third round of optimization of Intel’s 14nm Coffee Lake architecture, which in this iteration, yields more cores. This is a retort to AMD’s 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 7 processors that launched in Q2 2018, to fill the gap before Intel releases it’s 10nm Cannon Lake based CPUs in, perhaps, late 2019. In direct proportion to the increased number of cores, average multi-core benchmarks are around 33% higher on the 8 core 9900K than the previous generation 6 core 8700K. The i9-9900K has a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, ramping up to an all-core turbo boost frequency of 4.7 GHz and a single-core turbo boost speed 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 graphics 630. The 9900K is compatible with the new Z390 chipset from Intel, and subject to a BIOS update, is also compatible with the Z370 chipset. This premium CPU is expected to retail at $500, which compares to around $300 for the 8 core, 16 thread Ryzen 7 2700X. Although the 9900K has around a 16% effective speed advantage over the 2700X, the Ryzen 2700X offers better value for money for most users. [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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