Intel Core i9-9900: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2019
Performance 19.40
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Intel Core i9-9900
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-9900 sales 23 April 2019 at a recommended price of $439. This is Coffee Lake-R architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3100 MHz - 5000 MHz (1 core)4000 MHz (8 cores) and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 1151 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

19.40%

percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.


General info

Of Core i9-9900 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating271
Value for money (0-100)2.50
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i9
Architecture codenameCoffee Lake-R
Release date23 April 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$439of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$456 (1x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money (0-100)

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores8 (Octa-Core)
Threads16
Base clock speed3.1 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.1 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache16 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support+

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-9900 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
Socket1151
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i9-9900. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
SIPP+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-9900's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channelof 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth42.671 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i9-9900.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 630

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i9-9900. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i9-9900 19.40
  • Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

i9-9900 17029

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-9900 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-9900 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-9900 from AMD is Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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