Average Bench: 89.4% (23rd of 1183)

Based on 973 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900X CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 80%Average: 89.4% Great: 101%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900X averaged just 10.5% 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 1,672Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 980Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900X is 21.1%. 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 973 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 1-Core 129 144
232 2-Core 256 284
90.4% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
439 4-Core 501 566
838 8-Core 980 1,121
91.4% 741 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,442 64-Core 1,672 1,881
112% 1,672 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 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 141
2-Core 283
100% 212 Pts
4-Core 569
8-Core 1,136
105% 853 Pts
64-Core 1887
127% 1887 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 142
2-Core 284
100% 213 Pts
4-Core 568
8-Core 1,097
103% 833 Pts
64-Core 1,896
127% 1,896 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 139
2-Core 276
98% 207 Pts
4-Core 558
8-Core 1,109
103% 833 Pts
64-Core 1,848
124% 1,848 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 139
2-Core 274
97% 207 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 1,104
102% 829 Pts
64-Core 1,817
122% 1,817 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 270
95% 203 Pts
4-Core 539
8-Core 1051
98% 795 Pts
64-Core 1,757
118% 1,757 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 271
95% 203 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 1,011
96% 772 Pts
64-Core 1,687
113% 1,687 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 125
2-Core 248
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 1,009
92% 753 Pts
64-Core 1,669
112% 1,669 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 128
2-Core 249
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 928
88% 711 Pts
64-Core 1647
110% 1647 Pts
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Typical Core i9-9900X Builds (Compare 4,069 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation 120%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING - $275

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $2,028

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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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