Average Bench: 99.7% (2nd of 1206)

Based on 4,014 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EC Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KF CPU @ 3.60GHz

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900KF averaged just 0.2% 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 144Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,054Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900KF is 26%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9900KF performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,483Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 286Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,014 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 1-Core 144 155
235 2-Core 286 309
101% 215 Pts
Min Avg Max
446 4-Core 563 617
833 8-Core 1,054 1,195
100% 809 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,192 64-Core 1,483 1,634
99.5% 1,483 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 158
2-Core 316
111% 237 Pts
4-Core 595
8-Core 1,216
111% 905 Pts
64-Core 1,715
115% 1,715 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 148
2-Core 290
103% 219 Pts
4-Core 576
8-Core 1,156
106% 866 Pts
64-Core 1,531
103% 1,531 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 144
2-Core 296
103% 220 Pts
4-Core 581
8-Core 1,160
107% 871 Pts
64-Core 1,546
104% 1,546 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 146
2-Core 290
102% 218 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 1,117
105% 848 Pts
64-Core 1,458
98% 1,458 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 145
2-Core 291
102% 218 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 1,042
101% 811 Pts
64-Core 1,450
97% 1,450 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 146
2-Core 290
103% 218 Pts
4-Core 561
8-Core 1,050
100% 805 Pts
64-Core 1,498
100% 1,498 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 212
76% 161 Pts
4-Core 406
8-Core 733
71% 570 Pts
64-Core 1,104
74% 1,104 Pts
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Desktop 140%
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Workstation 134%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $287

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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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Terrible

5 days ago.

help


Poor

28 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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 days 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


Average

5 months ago.

Actually a improvement in the price department compared to the K variant, but i STILL don't recommend i9s.


Terrible

5 days ago.

wtf


Good

10 days 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.


Poor

5 months ago.

wow cut the price in half and still cant compete with the 3900x . keep the price the same and raise performance


Average

5 months ago.

Its fine. the OUTSTANDING 8 core 16 thread processor is good but comes at a high cost. its extremely good but the price tag makes it useless for cheap gamers which rather go to the i5-9600K or i3-9350KF. if you have the money. buy the i7-9700KF. the i7 version is just about 10% slower but you most likely wont notice it.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Its an outstanding CPU. i love it


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