Average Bench: 94.2% (41st of 1316)

Based on 8,268 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 81%Average: 94.2% Great: 101%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900 averaged just 5.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-9900 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 139Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 273Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900 is just 19.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9900 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,328Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 90.4Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,268 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.8 Memory 90.4 96.4
121 1-Core 139 149
232 2-Core 273 295
94.9% 167 Pts
Min Avg Max
417 4-Core 526 576
706 8-Core 949 1,108
92.2% 738 Pts
Min Avg Max
958 64-Core 1,328 1,508
89.1% 1,328 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 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.8
1-Core 140
2-Core 252
94% 162 Pts
4-Core 558
8-Core 974
96% 766 Pts
64-Core 1,404
94% 1,404 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 148
2-Core 288
100% 176 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 808
85% 665 Pts
64-Core 1043
70% 1043 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 83.9
2-Core 155
68% 110 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 422
43% 341 Pts
64-Core 489
33% 489 Pts
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Gaming 36%
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Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-9900 Processor
Launch DateQ2'19
Processor Numberi9-9900
# 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 Speed3.10 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency5.00 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.20 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

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)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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Excellent

22 months ago.

very good in games and slightly cheaper as 9900k


Good

21 months ago.

Offered pretty much same performance as i9-9900K but without ability to OC and has lower base clock and all-core boost clock. Requires minimum Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo to sufficiently cool this monstrosity.


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