Average Bench: 96.9% (30th of 1316)

Based on 16,267 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EC Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KF CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 84%Average: 96.9% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900KF averaged just 3.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-9900KF near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 141Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 278Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900KF is 21.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9900KF performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 92.5Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,401Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,267 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.7 Memory 92.5 97.5
110 1-Core 141 154
219 2-Core 278 304
96.7% 171 Pts
Min Avg Max
427 4-Core 543 605
734 8-Core 989 1,159
95.6% 766 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,096 64-Core 1,401 1,572
94% 1,401 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.8
1-Core 145
2-Core 284
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 549
8-Core 994
96% 772 Pts
64-Core 1,442
97% 1,442 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.4
1-Core 141
2-Core 283
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 563
8-Core 1065
101% 814 Pts
64-Core 1,191
80% 1,191 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 144
2-Core 280
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 561
8-Core 995
97% 778 Pts
64-Core 1,443
97% 1,443 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.1
1-Core 128
2-Core 278
93% 165 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 933
92% 735 Pts
64-Core 1,357
91% 1,357 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.2
1-Core 144
2-Core 282
96% 171 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 990
95% 761 Pts
64-Core 1,450
97% 1,450 Pts
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Gaming 167%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 166%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $2,440

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-9900KF Processor
Launch DateQ1'19
Processor Numberi9-9900KF
# of Cores8
# of Threads16
Cache16 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed3.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency5.00 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP95 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)
Description“engineering new protections into hardware”

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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1 month ago.

Deal  www.amazon.com/...

Same performance as the 5800x for $70 less


Excellent

16 days ago.

Worse, but easier to find alternative to Ryzen 9 3900X. Buy if you need to build a high end computer NOW. In other cases wait until Ryzen 9 3900X deficit ends


Poor

7 months ago.

Whoever buys this money eating thing needs to sell it and buy the K variant.


Excellent

3 months ago.

K is Unlocked (for Overclocking) KF is Unlocked and Graphics desabled (You can OC and you need a GPU befauce the Intel Graphics can't work) KF is Cooler and more powerfull than K


Excellent

6 months ago.

Get it on 5GHz all core and you can boil eggs inside your custom loop!


Good

10 months ago.

creo que en general es mejor cpu y ademas con mejor precio para mi intel siempre a tenido mejor estabilidad


Terrible

20 months ago.

wtf


Good

20 months ago.

The iGPU-less i9-9900K. Comes with nearly same specs as original i9-9900K but without iGPU could be a better overclocker than the original ones and enthusiast gamers probably don't need iGPU when they have high end discrete GPU.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Its an outstanding CPU. i love it


Good

5 months ago.

fast as hell


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