Average Bench: 88.8% (30th of 1206)

Based on 1,427 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900X CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 81%Average: 88.8% 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 11.2% 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 Mixed Speed 1,678Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 981Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900X is just 18.1%. 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 1,427 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 1-Core 128 142
231 2-Core 256 284
90.2% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
440 4-Core 501 568
860 8-Core 981 1,119
91.4% 741 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,528 64-Core 1,678 1,894
113% 1,678 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 1,053
96% 784 Pts
64-Core 1,732
116% 1,732 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 248
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 489
8-Core 972
90% 730 Pts
64-Core 1,654
111% 1,654 Pts
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Typical Core i9-9900X Builds (Compare 4,634 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop 112%
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Workstation 120%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING - $275

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,905

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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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