IntelBX80684I99900KF
IntelBX80684I99900K

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.60 GHz, 95 W.
Release date ≈ Q2 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 80,497 user samples
3,081 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1183
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
77,416 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1183
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
101 % +0% 101 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts 145 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts +0% 287 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
568 Pts +0% 566 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1065 Pts +1% 1053 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1504 Pts +1% 1495 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts 155 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts 309 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts 618 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1214 Pts +1% 1206 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1676 Pts +2% 1649 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,914,721 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.19 % 1.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+437%
Value
Value For Money
87.3 % 87.4 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 136 % Hugely more popular.
+123%
Price
Price (score)
$470 $465 +1%
Age
Newest
6+ Months Much more recent.
+45%
11 Months
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'19 Q4'18
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 64 GB
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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Actually a improvement in the price department compared to the K variant, but i STILL don't recommend i9s. [Jul '19 GamingEliot]

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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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