Average Bench: 98.8% (88th of 1452)

Based on 12,840 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900KS CPU @ 4.00GHz

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i9-9900KS averaged just 1.1% lower 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. Quad Core Speed 563Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 147Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9900KS is just 16.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9900KS performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,016Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 92.8Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,840 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.6 Memory 92.8 97.7
120 1-Core 147 155
240 2-Core 289 308
97% 176 Pts
Min Avg Max
459 4-Core 563 614
824 8-Core 1,016 1,148
94.8% 789 Pts
Min Avg Max
1218 64-Core 1,531 1,664
94.8% 1,531 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 96
1-Core 153
2-Core 306
101% 185 Pts
4-Core 612
8-Core 1,219
108% 916 Pts
64-Core 1,675
104% 1,675 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.6
1-Core 152
2-Core 304
101% 184 Pts
4-Core 608
8-Core 1,158
105% 883 Pts
64-Core 1619
100% 1619 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 152
2-Core 305
101% 184 Pts
4-Core 603
8-Core 1,082
101% 842 Pts
64-Core 1,610
100% 1,610 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 153
2-Core 304
100% 183 Pts
4-Core 599
8-Core 1,113
102% 856 Pts
64-Core 1,642
102% 1,642 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.5
1-Core 151
2-Core 288
99% 178 Pts
4-Core 566
8-Core 1,014
95% 790 Pts
64-Core 1551
96% 1551 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.8
1-Core 151
2-Core 299
100% 182 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 1,016
94% 785 Pts
64-Core 1,555
96% 1,555 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 150
2-Core 301
96% 179 Pts
4-Core 578
8-Core 982
95% 780 Pts
64-Core 1,398
86% 1,398 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 124
2-Core 249
85% 153 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 796
79% 647 Pts
64-Core 917
57% 917 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 145
2-Core 271
94% 169 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 512
62% 476 Pts
64-Core 563
35% 563 Pts
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Typical Core i9-9900KS Builds (Compare 8,599 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 154%
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Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 154%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER - $380

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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

Added n/a ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

been using it for 3years. oc 5.0 all core. when using pc for just typical gamer its fine. great cpu!


Good

8 months ago.

Whats not to like?! 5.2ghz all core out the box! King of Core Speed! (the moaners should have purchased at release when its was £500 and better value than the current £1700 - now rare as rocking horse poo). This CPU is MONSTER!


Excellent

3 months ago.

Still way faster than 10900k & 11900k in multi core tasks


Average

3 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

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


Poor

4 months ago.

price performance below ryzen 9


Excellent

3 years ago.

userbenchmark has the big gaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Excellent

3 years 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

3 years ago.

Yeah


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Average

4 years ago.

Is this the real thing?


Poor

4 years ago.

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


Average

13 months ago.

No.


Terrible

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

Overclocking King


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best as of 2020


Good

4 years ago.

cant run crysis


Excellent

3 years ago.

5ghz all clock go brrrrrrrrrr


Good

3 years ago.

can it run minecraft ? :(


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