Average Bench: 96.8% (32nd of 1335)

Based on 32,835 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KF CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 84%Average: 96.8% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900KF averaged just 3.2% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 141Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,476Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900KF is just 19.2%. 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. Octa Core Mixed Speed 985Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,835 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.4 Memory 93 97.4
117 1-Core 141 151
227 2-Core 276 301
96.7% 170 Pts
Min Avg Max
442 4-Core 539 597
792 8-Core 985 1,128
95.1% 762 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,174 64-Core 1,476 1,631
99.1% 1,476 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.6
1-Core 159
2-Core 314
107% 190 Pts
4-Core 629
8-Core 1,252
116% 940 Pts
64-Core 1,578
106% 1,578 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.2
1-Core 148
2-Core 301
103% 182 Pts
4-Core 600
8-Core 1,065
104% 833 Pts
64-Core 1,638
110% 1,638 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.4
1-Core 151
2-Core 301
103% 182 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 1,127
105% 854 Pts
64-Core 1,593
107% 1,593 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.8
1-Core 127
2-Core 235
90% 153 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 989
96% 768 Pts
64-Core 1,494
100% 1,494 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 144
2-Core 279
98% 172 Pts
4-Core 563
8-Core 998
98% 781 Pts
64-Core 1,524
102% 1,524 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 143
2-Core 284
98% 173 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 1,024
97% 781 Pts
64-Core 1,509
101% 1,509 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.1
1-Core 138
2-Core 266
96% 167 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 904
89% 709 Pts
64-Core 1,362
91% 1,362 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.1
1-Core 141
2-Core 276
94% 168 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 915
91% 721 Pts
64-Core 1,472
99% 1,472 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,652,081 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-9900KF Builds (Compare 42,000 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $382

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,091

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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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Excellent

2 years ago.

This CPU is better without Video layer!


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


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