Average Bench: 100% (3rd of 1196)

Based on 111,487 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz

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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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900K averaged 0.0% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 145Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 565Pts

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

Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,052Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,497Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 111,487 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 1-Core 145 155
224 2-Core 287 310
102% 216 Pts
Min Avg Max
445 4-Core 565 618
817 8-Core 1,052 1,201
101% 809 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,187 64-Core 1,497 1,654
100% 1,497 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 155
2-Core 310
109% 232 Pts
4-Core 619
8-Core 1,131
109% 875 Pts
64-Core 1,678
113% 1,678 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 154
2-Core 307
108% 230 Pts
4-Core 592
8-Core 1,107
106% 849 Pts
64-Core 1,647
110% 1,647 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 148
2-Core 297
104% 222 Pts
4-Core 596
8-Core 1,170
109% 883 Pts
64-Core 1,537
103% 1,537 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 151
2-Core 296
105% 224 Pts
4-Core 586
8-Core 1,162
108% 874 Pts
64-Core 1,542
104% 1,542 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 143
2-Core 270
98% 206 Pts
4-Core 577
8-Core 1,098
104% 838 Pts
64-Core 1,487
100% 1,487 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,858,256 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $500 @ launch in Oct '18
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Workstation 138%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $270

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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 13 months ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

The 9900K is still the reigning champ when it comes to gaming performance. If that is all you care about then it's the chip to get. However, if you have any workstation tasks to accomplish as well you'd be better off with a Ryzen 3900X due to its increase in core count.


Poor

23 hrs ago.

Super fast


Poor

1 day ago.

extremely quick


Poor

30 days ago.

hot


Terrible

5 days ago.

Çok pahalı


Excellent

10 days ago.

It's a fast cpu


Poor

7 days ago.

56


Good

14 hrs ago.

Too Expensive, but it's the best at gaming.


Terrible

18 days ago.

better then AMD


Good

2 days ago.

Best for common user for high end cpu


Good

7 days ago.

no intel


Good

14 days 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


Excellent

14 days ago.

идите нахуй со своими ценами


Excellent

12 days ago.

Tecnologia antigua


Average

7 days ago.

muy caro para lo que ofrece


Excellent

25 days ago.

Still in 14nm+++++


Good

4 days ago.

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


Terrible

9 days ago.

notting


Excellent

25 days ago.

too expensive. outdated. 350W CPU


Good

1 month ago.

You cant compare it with a atom.


Terrible

28 days ago.

Recalienta


Good

14 days ago.

i9


Good

6 days ago.

doo doo


Terrible

2 days ago.

Intel asks to much $ for this thing


Terrible

1 month 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...


Excellent

2 days ago.

Poor performance for the price. Especially multicore


Excellent

1 month ago.

hgjghjg


Terrible

3 days ago.

the best cpu in f***ng 2019 year


Good

13 months ago.


Terrible

2 months ago.

Too expencive for what it can do with a insane TDP


Excellent

1 month ago.

great performance for the price


Excellent

2 months 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

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

10 months ago.

Again with that terrible pricing, really Intel?


Average

1 month ago.

Uh... so, should this be combined with the other i9-9900K results??


Average

1 month ago.

If you don't need more than 8 cores and is simply gaming and streaming. This CPU actually fits better for you since you'll get similar or more FPS (plus 1 percentile) than the similarly priced Ryzen 9 3900X. However, you'll lacking the new PCI-E 4.0 interface which is twice as fast as the PCI-E 3.0 interface and a possible CPU upgrade without swapping out most of your system.


Terrible

3 months ago.

This thing has TERRIBLE value for money.


Excellent

1 month ago.

best for gaming


Poor

12 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

Great Gaming CPU but Intel seriously failed to hit the mark to make this a good value chip.... With the terrible efficiency for temps and power, this thing basically requires a high-end 280+mm AIO or Custom Loop to even consider overclocking past stock. Meanwhile you also need a Tier 1 Z390 board just to not throttle the VRMs...What a joke Intel. Get Zen 2 instead.


Good

8 months ago.

bruh


Poor

10 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.


Poor

3 months ago.

Fast but way to expensive!


Good

1 month ago.

gucci


Good

13 months ago.

Nice


Poor

4 months ago.

Not work the money, never was.


Terrible

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Insanely powerful CPU that is a monster for gaming and streaming, plus unlike any CPU AMD has it can overclock all it's cores to 5.0GHz with a good cooler.


Poor

3 months ago.

Overprice.


Excellent

5 days ago.

Thunder !


Good

10 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

9 months ago.

Fast, faster, 9900K


Poor

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 days ago.

Absolute beast


Good

13 months ago.

Good


Terrible

12 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

7 months ago.

Easy overlock to 5ghz all cores without voltage bumps.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Super fast CPU!


Terrible

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Great, but much money


Excellent

9 months ago.

Love the Turbo!


Excellent

6 months ago.

Fantastic processor at a decent price


Excellent

2 months ago.

Super stable, fast and does everything I want it to. Awesome value @ $330 (as of 09/01/2019)


Excellent

8 days ago.

Maybe AMD has recently come with good processors still Intel behaves perfectly, everything runs perfect.


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