Average Bench: 52.9% (647th of 1265)

Based on 1 user benchmark.  Device: 178BFBFF00810F10 Model: Intel Core i9-9900K Processor
Poor: 53%Average: 52.9% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Popular builds with this CPU

Average average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900K averaged 47.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 64.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.9Pts

Unknown consistency

There are too few samples to reasonably determine how consistently this CPU perfroms. This result should be interpreted with caution.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 467Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 221Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1 sample)
Min Avg Max
64.8 Memory 64.8 64.8
86.9 1-Core 86.9 86.9
172 2-Core 172 172
62.2% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
221 4-Core 221 221
483 8-Core 483 483
42.8% 352 Pts
Min Avg Max
467 64-Core 467 467
31.3% 467 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
FP5, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.8
1-Core 86.9
2-Core 172
62% 108 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 483
43% 352 Pts
64-Core 467
31% 467 Pts

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,496,082 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-9900K Builds (Compare 2,191 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Nitro AN515-42

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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

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