Average Bench: 97.8% (97th of 1452)

Based on 50,265 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KF CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 90%Average: 97.8% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900KF averaged just 2.1% 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. Quad Core Speed 550Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 142Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900KF is just 14.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9900KF performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Octa Core Speed 981Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,457Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,265 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.3 Memory 93.1 97.4
118 1-Core 142 153
252 2-Core 282 305
95.3% 172 Pts
Min Avg Max
488 4-Core 550 605
847 8-Core 981 1,114
92.2% 766 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,224 64-Core 1,457 1,594
90.2% 1,457 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.4
1-Core 152
2-Core 305
101% 185 Pts
4-Core 605
8-Core 1,082
102% 843 Pts
64-Core 1,584
98% 1,584 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.8
1-Core 145
2-Core 285
97% 176 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 1039
94% 791 Pts
64-Core 1,510
93% 1,510 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.7
1-Core 142
2-Core 281
96% 172 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 977
92% 766 Pts
64-Core 1,479
92% 1,479 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 142
2-Core 284
95% 173 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 1,026
96% 796 Pts
64-Core 1,499
93% 1,499 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 143
2-Core 286
95% 174 Pts
4-Core 556
8-Core 1,134
99% 845 Pts
64-Core 1,542
95% 1,542 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 141
2-Core 272
93% 168 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 1,106
96% 821 Pts
64-Core 1,539
95% 1,539 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 151
2-Core 299
97% 179 Pts
4-Core 560
8-Core 1,053
96% 806 Pts
64-Core 1,449
90% 1,449 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 86
1-Core 142
2-Core 283
93% 170 Pts
4-Core 553
8-Core 956
91% 754 Pts
64-Core 1,539
95% 1,539 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 182
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 668
62% 516 Pts
64-Core 942
58% 942 Pts
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $246

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $844

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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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5 days ago.

SO fast I ran a stress test and it didn't break 50 degrees C with liquid metal cooling. Overclocked to 5 ghz per core. I have never broke 30% CPU total running the most intense VR games at absolute max. GPU is a 3070


Good

8 days ago.

Great CPU. Very fast and good OC-capabilities. A real dream combined with water cooling.


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 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


Good

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 years 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

5 years ago.

Its an outstanding CPU. i love it


Excellent

4 years ago.

This CPU is better without Video layer!


Good

3 years ago.

fast as hell


Excellent

3 years ago.

Steady and definitely cooler than 9900K, overclocked to 5.1 GHZ on simple AIO water cooling.


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