Average Bench: 97.5% (30th of 1314)

Based on 21,206 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KF CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 87%Average: 97.5% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900KF averaged just 2.4% 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 142Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 279Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900KF is just 17.9%. 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 93Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,429Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,206 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.1 Memory 93 97.4
112 1-Core 142 152
221 2-Core 279 304
97.1% 171 Pts
Min Avg Max
432 4-Core 547 608
756 8-Core 1,008 1,174
96.8% 778 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,124 64-Core 1,429 1,597
95.9% 1,429 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 5.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.5
1-Core 152
2-Core 304
103% 184 Pts
4-Core 609
8-Core 1,118
108% 864 Pts
64-Core 1,604
108% 1,604 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 95
1-Core 146
2-Core 273
98% 171 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 998
95% 764 Pts
64-Core 1,484
100% 1,484 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 144
2-Core 286
98% 174 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 947
93% 741 Pts
64-Core 1,420
95% 1,420 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.6
1-Core 144
2-Core 253
96% 164 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 929
89% 717 Pts
64-Core 1,348
90% 1,348 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 123
2-Core 248
89% 155 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 982
91% 740 Pts
64-Core 1,294
87% 1,294 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,102,645 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-9900KF Builds (Compare 31,686 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 117%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $960

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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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

22 months ago.

This CPU is better without Video layer!


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


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