Average Bench: 101% (2nd of 1184)

Based on 3,119 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EC Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KF CPU @ 3.60GHz

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900KF averaged 0.6% higher 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 145Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,061Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900KF is 30.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9900KF performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 287Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 566Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,119 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 1-Core 145 155
223 2-Core 287 309
102% 216 Pts
Min Avg Max
443 4-Core 566 618
816 8-Core 1,061 1,217
101% 813 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,156 64-Core 1,499 1,678
101% 1,499 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 158
2-Core 314
111% 236 Pts
4-Core 621
8-Core 1,263
116% 942 Pts
64-Core 1,713
115% 1,713 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 154
2-Core 308
109% 231 Pts
4-Core 590
8-Core 1,224
111% 907 Pts
64-Core 1,645
110% 1,645 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 578
8-Core 985
98% 782 Pts
64-Core 1,548
104% 1,548 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 265
95% 201 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 858
84% 670 Pts
64-Core 1,418
95% 1,418 Pts
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Gaming 131%
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Desktop 140%
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Workstation 132%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $2,030

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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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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

Hot, expensive, slow multi


Excellent

7 days ago.

thu


Excellent

6 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


Excellent

12 days ago.

it's good


Good

7 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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

1 day ago.

no intel only amd


Poor

15 days ago.

liuèoòài


Good

9 days ago.

I prefer ryzen 9


Excellent

10 days ago.

Bamboo Raisani


Average

3 months ago.

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


Good

5 days ago.

While being the outstanding gaming/streaming CPU thanks to having 8 hyperthreaded cores and high clock and IPC (which is slightly behind AMD today though). This CPU seems worth more for those who don't look into something that needs more than 8 cores and the new PCIe 4.0 but isn't suggested due to high clock speed necessitating more powerful cooler when compared to the competitor and some silicon-level security issues. This CPU lacks integrated graphics when compared with i9-9900K but hope for the high bins though. When compared with Ryzen 7 3700X, this CPU poses poorer value which drives some users away.


Poor

3 months ago.

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


Average

3 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

4 months ago.

Its an outstanding CPU. i love it


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