Intel Core i9-9900KS: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-9900KS

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-9900KS sales 30 October 2019 at a recommended price of $513. This is Coffee Lake-S architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home 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 127 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 26.23 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Core i9-9900KS processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
13.18
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i9
 
Architecture codename
Coffee Lake-S
 
Release date
30 October 2019
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$513
 
Price now
$598
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i9-9900KS's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-9900KS's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
8
 
Number of threads
16
 
Maximum frequency
5 GHz
 
L1 cache
512 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
2 MB
 
of 8 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
16 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
14++ nm
 
Die size
178 mm2
 
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 i9-9900KS 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 (Uniprocessor)
 
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
Power consumption (TDP)
127 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-9900KS. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
SIPP
+
 

Security technologies

Core i9-9900KS technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-9900KS are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-9900KS.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
of 2933 (Ryzen 5 2500X)
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
39.74 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i9-9900KS.
Integrated graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

26.23

3DMark06 CPU

14884

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

8183

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

51779

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.45

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

23.2

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

216

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

2058

WinRAR 4.0

8353

x264 encoding pass 1

279

x264 encoding pass 2

123

TrueCrypt AES

12.2

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

6313

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

35932

Passmark

20130

Game benchmarks

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

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-9900KS from AMD is Ryzen 5 3600X, which is slower by 9% and lower by 14 positions in our rating.

User rating

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