Average Bench: 102% (1st of 1276)

Based on 9,537 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KS CPU @ 4.00GHz

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900KS averaged 1.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-9900KS near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 150Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 298Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900KS is just 14.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9900KS performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 94Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,077Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,537 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.4 Memory 94 98.1
132 1-Core 150 157
265 2-Core 298 316
102% 181 Pts
Min Avg Max
509 4-Core 585 627
911 8-Core 1,077 1,232
103% 831 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,314 64-Core 1,545 1,682
104% 1,545 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 4 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.2
1-Core 154
2-Core 311
105% 187 Pts
4-Core 622
8-Core 1,188
112% 905 Pts
64-Core 1,686
113% 1,686 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.7
1-Core 154
2-Core 305
105% 186 Pts
4-Core 614
8-Core 1,174
111% 894 Pts
64-Core 1,600
107% 1,600 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.4
1-Core 154
2-Core 287
102% 179 Pts
4-Core 616
8-Core 1,200
112% 908 Pts
64-Core 1,683
113% 1,683 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.9
1-Core 153
2-Core 304
103% 184 Pts
4-Core 564
8-Core 1030
99% 797 Pts
64-Core 1,596
107% 1,596 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.3
1-Core 154
2-Core 311
104% 187 Pts
4-Core 555
8-Core 1031
99% 793 Pts
64-Core 1,332
89% 1,332 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,532,047 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-9900KS Builds (Compare 10,996 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 174%
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Desktop
Desktop 105%
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Workstation
Workstation 175%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $1,978

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-9900KS Processor
Launch DateQ4'19
Processor Numberi9-9900KS
# of Cores8
# of Threads16
Cache16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed4.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency5.00 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP127 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D

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
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
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
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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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

4 days ago.

Priced at roughly 3 times the amount of the normal 9900k, the 9900ks is meant for enthusiasts, and provides a minimal performance increase. The chip comes overclocked at 4.0 ghz out of the box, and can be boosted to 5 ghz. Enthusiasts should look for the cheaper i9-10900k or the ryzen 9 5950x, for better performance and value.


Good

1 month ago.

Hot CPU - litteraly, not in sales !


Excellent

3 months ago.

I don't know why this says that is better i9-9900k than i9-9900ks


Good

2 months ago.

Terrible value when compared with competing options at the same pricepoint.


Excellent

21 days ago.

price performance below ryzen 9


Good

3 months ago.

userbenchmark has the big gaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Excellent

15 months ago.

most powerful gaming cpu in 2019


Excellent

7 months ago.

The Intel's specially binned i9-9900K, featuring 5GHz all core boost and base clock of 4GHz. This CPU is one of the most powerful Intel CPU in term of day-to-day and gaming performance but with TDP of 127W, bulky air cooler or 240mm AIO is recommended to make sure the CPU doesn't overheat, and open loop liquid cooling if you want to OC.

Comment  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

Here's a i9-9900KS compared with last-gen processor giant i9-9990XE. Both of them comes with 4.0GHz base clock which can be boosted to 5.0GHz all cores but the former comes with 8 core 16 thread at $513 (MSRP) but sold at higher price currently while the latter comes with 14 core 28 thread at $3375 (auction estimated retail pricing) but only auctioned to few select OEM.


Terrible

6 months ago.

Yeah


Excellent

4 months ago.

The fastest for a 9th gen processor! 8 Cores and 16 Threads are great for an Intel CPU!


Average

15 months ago.

Is this the real thing?


Terrible

11 months ago.

Too rare to get at a ok price. Just get the 3900X!


Poor

11 months ago.

Really, Intel? Just re-release a CPU but with higher clocks and less OC potential.


Terrible

11 months ago.

doesn't make sense to buy, high price. just overclock a 9900k.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Overclocking King


Excellent

3 months ago.

Best as of 2020


Good

14 months ago.

cant run crysis


Excellent

3 months ago.

5ghz all clock go brrrrrrrrrr


Poor

4 days ago.

Priced at roughly 3 times the amount of the normal 9900k, the 9900ks is meant for enthusiasts, and provides a minimal performance increase. The chip comes overclocked at 4.0 ghz out of the box, and can be boosted to 5 ghz. Enthusiasts should look for the cheaper i9-10900k or the ryzen 9 5950x, for better performance and value.


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