Average Bench: 87.1% (52nd of 1241)

Based on 1,608 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900X CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 79%Average: 87.1% Great: 98%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900X averaged just 12.8% 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 986Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900X is just 19.2%. 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 80.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 255Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,608 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.7 Memory 80.2 91.3
112 1-Core 128 144
232 2-Core 255 289
86.9% 155 Pts
Min Avg Max
445 4-Core 504 577
844 8-Core 986 1,144
91.9% 745 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,513 64-Core 1,674 1,895
112% 1,674 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.7
1-Core 138
2-Core 265
93% 164 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 1,072
99% 802 Pts
64-Core 1,777
119% 1,777 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 125
2-Core 249
86% 152 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 965
90% 730 Pts
64-Core 1,539
103% 1,539 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.8
1-Core 129
2-Core 253
85% 153 Pts
4-Core 503
8-Core 1,004
93% 754 Pts
64-Core 1,682
113% 1,682 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 126
2-Core 252
85% 152 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 961
90% 726 Pts
64-Core 1,589
107% 1,589 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 126
2-Core 250
87% 153 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 814
79% 632 Pts
64-Core 1,501
101% 1,501 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.2
1-Core 126
2-Core 256
84% 152 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 983
91% 741 Pts
64-Core 1,668
112% 1,668 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 130
2-Core 250
84% 151 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 1,008
92% 750 Pts
64-Core 1,685
113% 1,685 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 105
2-Core 248
79% 142 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 892
86% 689 Pts
64-Core 1,667
112% 1,667 Pts
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Typical Core i9-9900X Builds (Compare 787 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 133%
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Desktop
Desktop 130%
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Workstation
Workstation 137%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,932

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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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