Average Bench: 110% (1st of 1316)

Based on 3,149 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0671 Model: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-11900K @ 3.50GHz

The i9-11900K is the fastest CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup which brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) and 50% stronger integrated graphics. There are also 500 series chipset improvements including: 20 PCIe4 CPU lanes (up from 16) and USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps up from 10 Gbps). Rocket Lake’s IPC uplift translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Mar '21 CPUPro]

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i9-11900K averaged 10.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-11900K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 189Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 373Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-11900K is 20.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-11900K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 88Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,757Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,149 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.1 Memory 88 95.8
172 1-Core 189 198
330 2-Core 373 398
118% 217 Pts
Min Avg Max
593 4-Core 707 768
1,044 8-Core 1,252 1,458
123% 979 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,587 64-Core 1,757 1,887
118% 1,757 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 196
2-Core 398
120% 225 Pts
4-Core 771
8-Core 1,240
128% 1,006 Pts
64-Core 1,758
118% 1,758 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.3
1-Core 188
2-Core 378
118% 218 Pts
4-Core 685
8-Core 1,361
126% 1,023 Pts
64-Core 1,754
118% 1,754 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.8
1-Core 198
2-Core 368
114% 213 Pts
4-Core 753
8-Core 1,265
127% 1,009 Pts
64-Core 1,753
118% 1,753 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $540 @ launch in Mar '21
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $2,593

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 Comments

11th generation Rocket Lake processor...

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2 days ago.

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Great writeup, thanks. —Mar '21


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25 days ago.

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Finally, nice to see someone point out these millionaire YouTubers or website bloggers. Gee no money changes hands does it? I'm not buying this to render CAD drawings or do mass file compressions. Who cares what Blender says. Always been an Intel fan, since way back when AMD was the budget choice. This baby is going to be fast, very excited for it. Now if I can only find an 11900K in stock to complete my build... —Apr '21


Good

21 hrs ago.

The most stupid review of i9-11900k written ever in the history by UserBenchmark. It’s even slower than i9-10900k in many cases. Not even reaching the toe of AMD’s new 5000 series. Fking joke.


Good

2 months ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Appears slower in Multi-core executions than the 10900K or 10900 because of 2 fewer cores and 4 fewer threads compared to 10900K However, the 200pts Single Core Score means that apps that use one core will be as fast as an app that use two cores ran on a slower processor


Average

2 months ago.

In a vacuum, the i9-11900K is a great CPU. But there are other CPUs. Comparing this to the 10900K, the 10900K is cheaper, better multi-core, less TDP. But the 11900K has a huge advantage: Better single-core. For gamers, the choice is obvious. But for people who need multi-core performance like their life depends on it, the AMD Ryzen 5950X is the best choice out there. And it has lower TDP, so for people who love multi-core performance, the 5950X is the best choice. Though, it comes with a price. And at that point, a 10900K + More ram or faster SSD is the better value. Conclusion for gamers: The 11th gen CPUs are terrific. Conclusion for multi-core addicts: Wait for the next-gen, go for the last-gen, or if you have the money, buy an AMD CPU.


Excellent

1 month ago.

fast vroom vroom


Excellent

2 months ago.

Fantastic performance


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