IntelBX80684I99900K
IntelBX80684I79700K

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

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
298 EFps +4% 287 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps 109 EFps +1%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +1% 137 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
137 EFps +1% 136 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
149 EFps +3% 145 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 875,943 user samples
402,418 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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473,525 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.5 % 97.5 % +1%
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1 % FarC5 4%, BFV 2%, SotTR 2%, Witcher3 1%, Civ6 2%, ACO 4%, Sekiro 3% Rage2 1%, MetroEx 2%, Wolf2 0%
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AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
2 % FarC5 4%, BFV 2%, SotTR 2%, Rage2 2%, Witcher3 1%, Civ6 2%, ACO 4%, Sekiro 3% MetroEx 2%, Wolf2 0%
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1 % FarC5 4%, BFV 2%, SotTR 2%, Witcher3 1%, Civ6 2%, ACO 4%, Sekiro 3% Rage2 1%, MetroEx 2%, Wolf2 0%
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1 % FarC5 1%, SotTR 3%, RDR2 0%, CSGO 8% OverW 0%, StarWJFO 5%, R6S 1%
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
FarC5 2%, StrangeB 0%, ACO 0%, MESoW 1% 1 % Hitm2 7%, TWarW2 0%, SotTR 3%, MetroEx 1%, Divis2 2%
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2 % OC SotTR 1% OC, F119 1% OC, TWarTKC 5% OC
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TWarTKC 3% 0 % SotTR 3%, F119 1%
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Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
4 % OC TWarW2 6% OC, F118 3% OC, GTAV 3% OC
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Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
2 % Hitm2 1%, TWarW2 2%, F118 4%, GTAV 1%, SotTR 2%
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1 % SotTR 1%, BFV 5%, CSGO 1% MetroEx 1%, R6S 1%
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BFV 1%, MetroEx 0% 0 % SotTR 1%, Divis2 1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.5 Pts +0% 92.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts +1% 140 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
276 Pts 279 Pts +1%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
539 Pts 552 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
984 Pts 1044 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.4 Pts +1% 96.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts 153 Pts +1%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
302 Pts 306 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
601 Pts 607 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1137 Pts 1183 Pts +4%
Market Share
Based on 48,534,011 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.16 % 1.44 % Higher market share.
+24%
Value
Value For Money
85 % 97.3 % Better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % 85 % +1%
Price
Price (score)
$440 $280 Much cheaper.
+36%
Age
Newest
37 Months 37 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
8 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 +2% 4.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1636 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+38%
1182 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1471 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+40%
1052 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Cache
Cache
16 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$488.00 - $499.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
5.00 GHz 4.90 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
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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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Intel’s Core i7-9700K is an unlocked 9th generation Coffee Lake CPU. It is an 8 core, 8 thread processor. The 9700K features 12 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD 630 graphics. Like the other 9th generation chips, it is compatible with Intel’s new Z390 chipset as well as last years Z370 chipset (with an updated BIOS). The 9700K has stock base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.6 GHz and a single core boost of 4.9 GHz (compared to 3.6, 4.7 and 5.0 GHz for the flagship 9900K). This translates to almost identical single, quad and octa core performance between the 9900K and 9700K. Mainstream PC games do not benefit from more than six threads, so at $350 (25% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers far better value for money to gamers. That said gamers have very little reason not to consider the i5-9600K which, when overclocked, offers almost equivalent performance at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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