Average Bench: 98.2% (10th of 1276)

Based on 12,442 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EC Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KF CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 87%Average: 98.2% Great: 106%
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900KF averaged just 1.7% 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 143Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 283Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900KF is just 18.9%. 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 93.2Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,013Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,442 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.4 Memory 93.2 97.5
115 1-Core 143 155
221 2-Core 283 309
98% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
437 4-Core 554 615
783 8-Core 1,013 1,173
97.7% 783 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,147 64-Core 1,445 1,611
97% 1,445 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 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 97
1-Core 150
2-Core 304
103% 184 Pts
4-Core 604
8-Core 1124
107% 864 Pts
64-Core 1,564
105% 1,564 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.8
1-Core 146
2-Core 289
100% 177 Pts
4-Core 573
8-Core 1,013
99% 793 Pts
64-Core 1,458
98% 1,458 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 94
1-Core 148
2-Core 289
100% 177 Pts
4-Core 586
8-Core 1,157
107% 871 Pts
64-Core 1,523
102% 1,523 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.1
1-Core 136
2-Core 298
99% 176 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 1,142
105% 854 Pts
64-Core 1,474
99% 1,474 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 151
2-Core 294
102% 180 Pts
4-Core 556
8-Core 966
96% 761 Pts
64-Core 1,331
89% 1,331 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 289
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 549
8-Core 973
95% 761 Pts
64-Core 1,497
100% 1,497 Pts
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Typical Core i9-9900KF Builds (Compare 11,134 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 171%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 170%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $2,338

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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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13 days ago.

Deal  www.amazon.com/...

Same performance as the 5800x for $70 less


Excellent

19 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

26 days 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

14 days ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

I have bought one and I am satisfied


Average

19 months ago.

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


Terrible

13 months ago.

wtf


Good

13 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.


Poor

18 months ago.

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


Average

18 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

20 months ago.

Its an outstanding CPU. i love it


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