Intel
IntelBX80684I99900K

4 Cores, @2.33 GHz, Yorkfield.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 132,488 user samples
11,245 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 29% Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 21% Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 21% Great: 29%
SPEED RANK: 771st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
121,243 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
27.2 % 99.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+264%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
41 Pts 144 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+251%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
81.5 Pts 284 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+248%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts 559 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+265%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 1047 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+571%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
43.8 Pts 155 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+254%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
88.8 Pts 309 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+248%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts 616 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+260%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
173 Pts 1203 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+595%
Market Share
Based on 22,582,007 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 1.6 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,567%
Value
Value For Money
43.9 % 85.1 % Hugely better value.
+94%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 158 % Hugely more popular.
+177%
Price
Price (score)
$49 Hugely cheaper.
+90%
$486
Age
Newest
70+ Months 13 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
174 Pts 1666 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+857%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
157 Pts 1492 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+850%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'08 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
4 MB L2 16 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
45 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$179.00 $488.00 - $499.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
1333 MHz FSB 8 GT/s DMI3
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡
No Yes
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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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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