Average Bench: 83.7% (201st of 1452)

Based on 3,521 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900X CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 74%Average: 83.7% Great: 96%
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900X averaged just 16.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-9900X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,685Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 490Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900X is 22.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9900X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 75.9Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 944Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,521 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.1 Memory 75.9 89.8
105 1-Core 128 147
214 2-Core 255 293
83.2% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
402 4-Core 490 579
785 8-Core 944 1,141
85.2% 717 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,458 64-Core 1,685 1,944
104% 1,685 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 126
2-Core 250
84% 152 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 985
87% 737 Pts
64-Core 1630
101% 1630 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 135
2-Core 254
85% 155 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 931
86% 719 Pts
64-Core 1,716
106% 1,716 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 125
2-Core 241
80% 147 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 962
86% 727 Pts
64-Core 1,672
104% 1,672 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.2
1-Core 123
2-Core 249
80% 148 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 959
86% 724 Pts
64-Core 1,660
103% 1,660 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.7
1-Core 132
2-Core 258
82% 153 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 957
85% 721 Pts
64-Core 1,709
106% 1,709 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.2
1-Core 125
2-Core 250
80% 148 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 992
83% 717 Pts
64-Core 1,700
105% 1,700 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.1
1-Core 115
2-Core 235
77% 141 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 816
72% 613 Pts
64-Core 1,481
92% 1,481 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 120
2-Core 234
77% 141 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 821
72% 615 Pts
64-Core 1,490
92% 1,490 Pts
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Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING - $275

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-9900X X-series Processor (19.25M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ4'18
Processor Numberi9-9900X
# of Cores10
# of Threads20
Cache19.25 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.50 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.40 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP165 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels4
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes44

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes

Package

Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes

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better in my opinion when i look at the cores and threads


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