Average Bench: 99.7% (2nd of 1176)

Based on 69,747 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EC Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz

Intel’s new consumer flagship CPU for 2018 is the i9-9900K, an 8 core, 16 thread, unlocked 9th generation Intel core desktop processor. It is based on the third round of optimization of Intel’s 14nm Coffee Lake architecture, which in this iteration, yields more cores. This is a retort to AMD’s 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 7 processors that launched in Q2 2018, to fill the gap before Intel releases it’s 10nm Cannon Lake based CPUs in, perhaps, late 2019. In direct proportion to the increased number of cores, average multi-core benchmarks are around 33% higher on the 8 core 9900K than the previous generation 6 core 8700K. The i9-9900K has a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, ramping up to an all-core turbo boost frequency of 4.7 GHz and a single-core turbo boost speed 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 graphics 630. The 9900K is compatible with the new Z390 chipset from Intel, and subject to a BIOS update, is also compatible with the Z370 chipset. This premium CPU is expected to retail at $500, which compares to around $300 for the 8 core, 16 thread Ryzen 7 2700X. Although the 9900K has around a 16% effective speed advantage over the 2700X, the Ryzen 2700X offers better value for money for most users. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900K averaged just 0.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-9900K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 582Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 145Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900K is 29.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9900K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 141Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,495Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 69,747 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 SC Int 141 151
115 SC Float 149 160
112 SC Mixed 145 155
100% 145 Pts
Min Avg Max
432 QC Int 549 599
460 QC Float 582 636
445 QC Mixed 564 618
101% 565 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,056 MC Int 1,350 1,478
1,248 MC Float 1,602 1,763
1,160 MC Mixed 1,495 1,640
99.3% 1,482 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 148
SC Float 156
SC Mixed 152
105% 152 Pts
QC Int 590
QC Float 626
QC Mixed 606
109% 607 Pts
MC Int 1,502
MC Float 1,738
MC Mixed 1,642
109% 1,627 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 150
SC Float 158
SC Mixed 152
106% 153 Pts
QC Int 574
QC Float 605
QC Mixed 589
106% 589 Pts
MC Int 1,393
MC Float 1,641
MC Mixed 1,572
103% 1,535 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 147
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 151
105% 151 Pts
QC Int 563
QC Float 600
QC Mixed 585
104% 583 Pts
MC Int 1,385
MC Float 1,648
MC Mixed 1562
103% 1,532 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 146
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 149
104% 149 Pts
QC Int 561
QC Float 580
QC Mixed 579
103% 573 Pts
MC Int 1,421
MC Float 1,663
MC Mixed 1,566
104% 1,550 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 145
101% 145 Pts
QC Int 563
QC Float 605
QC Mixed 581
104% 583 Pts
MC Int 1,376
MC Float 1,654
MC Mixed 1,526
102% 1,519 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $500 @ launch in Oct '18
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Desktop 143%
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Workstation 139%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $280

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor (16M Cache, up to 5.00 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ4'18
Processor Numberi9-9900K
# of Cores8
# of Threads16
Cache16 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$488.00 - $499.00
Clock Speed3.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency5.00 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP95 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.20 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
TSX-NIYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

9th generation Coffee Lake processor...

Added 9 months ago.

Excellent

31 mins ago.

Best gaming CPU ! Foto, video perform verry good too. Always cool and quiet with aircooler.


Terrible

2 days ago.

Gereksiz pahalı arada fark çok fazla yok.


Terrible

4 days ago.

cant compare with ryzen 9 3900x


Good

14 days ago.

Best for common user for high end cpu


Good

1 day ago.

No doubt it is a good processor with extra overheat on overclocking to the range above 5.0 Ghz on all 8 cores. I would recommend to buy 8700k or 8086k which give higher quad core performance w.r.t this cpu as most pcs can only use upto 4 cores in 99% of the applications. Hence 8086k 8700k 9900k


Good

7 days ago.

it has a low base clock speed, compared to its price. But turbo frequency goes up to 5,2 GHz, something very fast compared to it price. It has hyperthreading, that makes it speed much faster if you dont need the 8 cores. i think that this processor is one of the bests


Poor

7 hrs ago.

very stable, very happy


Terrible

9 days ago.

fantastic gaming cpu , waiting for amd ryzen 9 benchmarks tho!


Terrible

2 months ago.

Intel asks to much $ for this thing


Good

9 hrs ago.

Better than AMD


Terrible

2 months ago.

intel is more expensive just becouse of the brand. Ryzen i much better becouse you get the same specs as i7 but for a more afordable price...


Good

16 days ago.

Actually pretty good value if you have the money to spend


Excellent

2 months ago.

uncle rosco fudged me in the knee sac


Good

9 months ago.


Excellent

1 day ago.

the best cpu in f***ng 2019 year


Excellent

9 days ago.

Too expencive for what it can do with a insane TDP


Excellent

22 days ago.

great performance for the price


Good

1 month ago.

If i am understanding it right here I can compare between Processors, I know it would be lots of work, but It would be great if I can choose all the parts for two whole computers (Mother Board, Processor, memries, Video card... etc.), and then compare between the efficiency of them.


Excellent

2 months ago.

it is better than every AMD cpu, I also own one so I am biased


Terrible

6 months ago.

Again with that terrible pricing, really Intel?


Poor

8 months ago.

Not worth the high premium. Get a 9700K or a 2700X instead.


Good

4 months ago.

bruh


Poor

6 months ago.

Double the price of the 2700x for the same 8c/16t configuration but with each core performing ~20% better. Makes no sense for the average mid-high end user (go for a 9700k, 8700k or 2700x). Anyway, if I had to buy the BEST gaming PC possible, I would take the 9900k.


Good

9 months ago.

Nice


Poor

14 days ago.

Not work the money, never was.


Terrible

14 days ago.

When I actually test it is good gaming but not significantly in productivity


Good

6 months ago.

Runs far too hot even with custom water cooling Has to be de lidded or its unusable If Intel fixes the heat issue with smaller fabs then great until then I sent my 4 back


Excellent

5 months ago.

Fast, faster, 9900K


Poor

4 months ago.

It is way overpriced and you would be better off getting a 9700.


Good

9 months ago.

Good


Terrible

8 months ago.

full potential is only unlocked when you disable the 95w tdp and let it consume massive amounts of power while running very hot. Unless you have a high quality board for this chip, the advantages over the ryzen 7 2700x are very slight and not worth the price gap.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Easy overlock to 5ghz all cores without voltage bumps.


Excellent

19 days ago.

Super fast CPU!


Terrible

8 months ago.

Worst Value ever! Listed as 430€ but in real life it's 999 US$ right now!


Excellent

6 months ago.

Great, but much money


Excellent

5 months ago.

Love the Turbo!


Excellent

3 months ago.

Fantastic processor at a decent price


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