Average Bench: 88.9% (29th of 1206)

Based on 1,217 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900X CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 81%Average: 88.9% Great: 99%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900X averaged just 11.1% 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 Mixed Speed 1,674Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 977Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900X is just 18%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9900X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 501Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 256Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,217 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 1-Core 129 143
227 2-Core 256 283
90.4% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
442 4-Core 501 565
848 8-Core 977 1,119
91.2% 739 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,509 64-Core 1,674 1,897
112% 1,674 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 140
2-Core 280
99% 210 Pts
4-Core 558
8-Core 1,115
103% 837 Pts
64-Core 1,896
127% 1,896 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 269
93% 200 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 1,047
97% 788 Pts
64-Core 1,767
119% 1,767 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 511
8-Core 1,002
93% 756 Pts
64-Core 1716
115% 1716 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 134
2-Core 267
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 1,010
94% 761 Pts
64-Core 1701
114% 1701 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 137
2-Core 269
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 1,008
92% 752 Pts
64-Core 1,711
115% 1,711 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 134
2-Core 265
94% 199 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 996
93% 751 Pts
64-Core 1,702
114% 1,702 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 132
2-Core 242
89% 187 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 1,015
93% 758 Pts
64-Core 1,700
114% 1,700 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 138
2-Core 272
97% 205 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 971
88% 721 Pts
64-Core 1,719
115% 1,719 Pts
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Typical Core i9-9900X Builds (Compare 520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 136%
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Desktop
Desktop 134%
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Workstation
Workstation 146%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,960

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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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