Average Bench: 97.7% (54th of 1369)

Based on 41,762 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KF CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 88%Average: 97.7% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900KF averaged just 2.2% 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. Quad Core Speed 547Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 143Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900KF is just 16%. 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 993Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,489Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,762 samples)
Min Avg Max
84 Memory 93.4 97.5
114 1-Core 143 154
240 2-Core 281 306
95.5% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
476 4-Core 547 608
800 8-Core 993 1,150
92.4% 770 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,171 64-Core 1,489 1,643
92.2% 1,489 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 97.9
1-Core 152
2-Core 306
102% 185 Pts
4-Core 608
8-Core 1,093
102% 850 Pts
64-Core 1,549
96% 1,549 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 94
1-Core 153
2-Core 306
101% 184 Pts
4-Core 604
8-Core 1,185
106% 894 Pts
64-Core 1,656
102% 1,656 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.9
1-Core 150
2-Core 269
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 570
8-Core 1,172
102% 871 Pts
64-Core 1,581
98% 1,581 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 151
2-Core 302
100% 182 Pts
4-Core 583
8-Core 1,028
97% 805 Pts
64-Core 1,454
90% 1,454 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 144
2-Core 286
96% 174 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 979
91% 761 Pts
64-Core 1534
95% 1534 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
93% 167 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 872
83% 687 Pts
64-Core 1,381
86% 1,381 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.4
1-Core 141
2-Core 280
93% 169 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 911
84% 705 Pts
64-Core 1434
89% 1434 Pts
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Typical Core i9-9900KF Builds (Compare 18,504 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 116%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $140

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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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3 days ago.

Deal  www.amazon.com/...

Same performance as the 5800x for $70 less


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Poor

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months 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


Excellent

26 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


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

wtf


Good

2 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

3 years ago.

Its an outstanding CPU. i love it


Excellent

3 years ago.

This CPU is better without Video layer!


Good

21 months ago.

fast as hell


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


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