Intel Core i9-9900KF: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-9900KF

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-9900KF sales 8 January 2019 at a recommended price of $488. 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 5000 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1151 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 23.06 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Core i9-9900KF processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
17.21
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i9
 
Architecture codename
Coffee Lake-R
 
Release date
8 January 2019
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$488
 
Price now
$562
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i9-9900KF's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-9900KF's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
8
 
Number of threads
16
 
Base frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
5 GHz
 
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
of 8192 (Opteron 3380)
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-9900KF compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-9900KF. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
TSX
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 

Security technologies

Core i9-9900KF technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
MPX
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-9900KF are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-9900KF.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
41.6 GB/s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i9-9900KF's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-9900KF. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

23.06

Passmark

18742

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-9900KF is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-9900KF performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-9900KF from AMD is Ryzen 5 3600X, which is slower by 2% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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