Average Bench: 91.9% (87th of 1369)

Based on 11,482 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 79%Average: 91.9% Great: 100%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900 averaged just 8.1% 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 Speed 137Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 509Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900 is 21.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9900 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Octa Core Speed 916Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,342Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,482 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Memory 88.9 96.5
111 1-Core 137 149
215 2-Core 268 294
91.2% 165 Pts
Min Avg Max
391 4-Core 509 572
684 8-Core 916 1,096
85.7% 713 Pts
Min Avg Max
967 64-Core 1,342 1,542
83.1% 1,342 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.6
1-Core 144
2-Core 275
95% 171 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 950
88% 737 Pts
64-Core 1,389
86% 1,389 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 138
2-Core 278
93% 169 Pts
4-Core 503
8-Core 941
86% 722 Pts
64-Core 1,472
91% 1,472 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 134
2-Core 251
89% 158 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 907
82% 689 Pts
64-Core 1,332
82% 1,332 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 143
2-Core 274
94% 169 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 877
79% 666 Pts
64-Core 1,426
88% 1,426 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.4
1-Core 140
2-Core 267
88% 161 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 863
84% 690 Pts
64-Core 1,047
65% 1,047 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 134
2-Core 255
86% 157 Pts
4-Core 479
8-Core 890
82% 685 Pts
64-Core 1,466
91% 1,466 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.2
1-Core 129
2-Core 253
81% 150 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 860
81% 671 Pts
64-Core 1,224
76% 1,224 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.9
1-Core 57.2
2-Core 107
42% 72 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 221
24% 187 Pts
64-Core 233
14% 233 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,938,305 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-9900 Builds (Compare 3,478 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

System: Dell XPS 8930

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $149

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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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1 month ago.

comparable to i7 10700k with proper ram speed and thermal velocity boost. wish it had the ability to boost the two best cores like 10th gen though


Good

3 years 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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