Average Bench: 98.1% (10th of 1288)

Based on 18,432 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KF CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 86%Average: 98.1% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900KF averaged just 1.9% 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 282Pts

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 93.3Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,018Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,432 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.9 Memory 93.3 97.4
111 1-Core 142 154
221 2-Core 282 306
97.6% 172 Pts
Min Avg Max
437 4-Core 552 609
754 8-Core 1,018 1,176
97.7% 785 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,142 64-Core 1,457 1,610
97.8% 1,457 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 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.2
1-Core 154
2-Core 308
105% 187 Pts
4-Core 617
8-Core 1,235
114% 926 Pts
64-Core 1,672
112% 1,672 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.7
1-Core 151
2-Core 303
104% 184 Pts
4-Core 606
8-Core 1,162
109% 884 Pts
64-Core 1,561
105% 1,561 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.3
1-Core 156
2-Core 309
105% 187 Pts
4-Core 598
8-Core 1,046
103% 822 Pts
64-Core 1,429
96% 1,429 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.5
1-Core 147
2-Core 295
101% 179 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 1,073
103% 827 Pts
64-Core 1,569
105% 1,569 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 147
2-Core 296
100% 179 Pts
4-Core 584
8-Core 1,155
107% 870 Pts
64-Core 1,585
106% 1,585 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.8
1-Core 143
2-Core 285
99% 174 Pts
4-Core 557
8-Core 1,038
99% 798 Pts
64-Core 1,468
98% 1,468 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 111
2-Core 223
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 790
77% 616 Pts
64-Core 1,179
79% 1,179 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,522,955 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-9900KF Builds (Compare 17,651 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 118%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 118%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $899

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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

20 months ago.

This CPU is better without Video layer!


Excellent

15 days ago.

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


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