Average Bench: 98.2% (11th of 1272)

Based on 10,675 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KF CPU @ 3.60GHz
Poor: 86%Average: 98.2% 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 1.7% 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 143Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 283Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900KF is just 18.8%. 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 93.2Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,031Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,675 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.3 Memory 93.2 97.7
112 1-Core 143 153
222 2-Core 283 307
97.8% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
439 4-Core 554 612
807 8-Core 1,031 1,171
98.6% 793 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,180 64-Core 1,468 1,622
98.5% 1,468 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 97.3
1-Core 154
2-Core 307
105% 186 Pts
4-Core 611
8-Core 1039
104% 825 Pts
64-Core 1,639
110% 1,639 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 154
2-Core 308
104% 185 Pts
4-Core 615
8-Core 1166
110% 890 Pts
64-Core 1,672
112% 1,672 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.3
1-Core 144
2-Core 282
99% 174 Pts
4-Core 569
8-Core 977
97% 773 Pts
64-Core 1,503
101% 1,503 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.9
1-Core 142
2-Core 282
98% 173 Pts
4-Core 552
8-Core 990
96% 771 Pts
64-Core 1,452
97% 1,452 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.1
1-Core 125
2-Core 237
89% 153 Pts
4-Core 436
8-Core 860
80% 648 Pts
64-Core 1,150
77% 1,150 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 108
2-Core 215
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 723
72% 572 Pts
64-Core 1,084
73% 1,084 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 110
2-Core 219
79% 137 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 829
78% 633 Pts
64-Core 1,110
74% 1,110 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,783,176 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-9900KF Builds (Compare 14,964 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 173%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 174%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $326

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $1,972

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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

16 months ago.

This CPU is better without Video layer!


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