Average Bench: 100% (1st of 1182)

Based on 81,545 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EC 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 143Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 286Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900K is 30.5%. 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 1,046Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,491Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 81,545 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 1-Core 143 155
224 2-Core 286 310
101% 215 Pts
Min Avg Max
445 4-Core 563 618
825 8-Core 1,046 1,205
100% 804 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,169 64-Core 1,491 1,652
100% 1,491 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 158
2-Core 315
111% 236 Pts
4-Core 631
8-Core 1,257
116% 944 Pts
64-Core 1,702
114% 1,702 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 154
2-Core 305
108% 230 Pts
4-Core 603
8-Core 1,034
103% 818 Pts
64-Core 1,511
101% 1,511 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 146
2-Core 289
102% 217 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 1001
99% 791 Pts
64-Core 1514
102% 1514 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 129
2-Core 259
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 1018
95% 767 Pts
64-Core 1401
94% 1401 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,348,195 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $500 @ launch in Oct '18
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Desktop 147%
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Workstation 137%
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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 11 months ago.

Poor

2 days ago.

noob


Excellent

1 day ago.

worst value


Terrible

23 hrs ago.

hot


Poor

4 days ago.

best gpu ever


Good

1 day ago.

It's a fast cpu


Good

2 hrs ago.

56


Poor

20 mins ago.

Best for common user for high end cpu


Poor

1 day ago.

no intel


Good

18 hrs 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


Poor

8 days ago.

my baby


Poor

12 mins ago.

Still in 14nm+++++


Terrible

9 days ago.

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


Poor

2 days ago.

too expensive. outdated. 350W CPU


Good

5 days ago.

You cant compare it with a atom.


Terrible

1 day ago.

Overprized radiator but still love it


Terrible

6 days ago.

Intel asks to much $ for this thing


Terrible

7 days 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...


Terrible

22 days ago.

hgjghjg


Terrible

13 days ago.

the best cpu in f***ng 2019 year


Good

11 months ago.


Terrible

8 days ago.

Too expencive for what it can do with a insane TDP


Terrible

8 days ago.

great performance for the price


Excellent

7 days 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

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

8 months ago.

Again with that terrible pricing, really Intel?


Terrible

1 month ago.

This thing has TERRIBLE value for money.


Poor

10 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

bruh


Poor

8 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

1 month ago.

Fast but way to expensive!


Good

1 day ago.

gucci


Good

11 months ago.

Nice


Poor

2 months ago.

Not work the money, never was.


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

Overprice.


Good

8 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

7 months ago.

Fast, faster, 9900K


Poor

6 months ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

Good


Terrible

10 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

5 months ago.

Easy overlock to 5ghz all cores without voltage bumps.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Super fast CPU!


Terrible

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Great, but much money


Excellent

7 months ago.

Love the Turbo!


Excellent

5 months ago.

Fantastic processor at a decent price


Excellent

7 days ago.

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


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