IntelBX80684I99900K
IntelBX80684I99900K

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 708,446 user samples
354,223 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 97th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
354,223 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 97th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.9 % 97.9 %
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.9 % 97.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93.1 Pts 93.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
142 Pts 142 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
281 Pts 281 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
551 Pts 551 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
981 Pts 981 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.2 Pts 97.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
153 Pts 153 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
305 Pts 305 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
604 Pts 604 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1116 Pts 1116 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,280,017 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.32 % 1.32 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.32 % 1.32 %
Value
Value For Money
89.4 % 89.4 %
Value
Value For Money
89.4 % 89.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
86 % 86 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
86 % 86 %
Price
Price (score)
$387 $387
Price
Price (score)
$387 $387
Age
Newest
69 Months 69 Months
Age
Newest
69 Months 69 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 16 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 5 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1590 Pts 1590 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1451 Pts 1451 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630

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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 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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