Intel Core i9-9900K

The Intel Core i9-9900K has 8 cores and 16 threads. Its base clock is at 3.6 GHz, its turbo clock goes up to 5.0 GHz. Its multiplier is unlocked, making it possible to overclock the processor easily.

Based on 102 benchmarks we rate its gaming performance level at 9.99/10. It is one of the stronger processors for games in our database.

For regular application workloads, based on 11 benchmarks we rate its performance level at 4.17/10. It is a rather weak processor for application workloads.

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Specifications

Model Info

Producer
Intel
MPN
BX80684I99900K
EAN
05032037140102
UPC
735858392433
Year

Clock

Base Clock
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
5.0 GHz
Unlocked Multiplier

Cores

Cores
8
Threads
16

Cache

L1 Cache
L2 Cache
L3 Cache

Misc

TDP
160 W
Socket
1151
Integrated graphics
Intel UHD 630
Product Page
Link

Reviews

HotHardware

Intel billed the Core i9-9900K as the "best processor for gaming" yet and, all things considered, you could easily make that case. The Core i9-9900K is plenty fast and it led the pack in our CPU-limited game tests.

LanOC

Being the fastest gaming CPU, the i9-9900K is perfect for a budget out the window LAN rig.

AnandTech

The outlandish flash of the cash goes on the Core i9-9900K. The smart money ends up on the 9700K, 9600K, or the 2700X.

ComputerBase

Der Aufschlag für Core i 9000 ist aber enorm. ... Selten zuvor hat sich der Griff zu AMD mehr gerechnet als heute. Für das gesparte Geld gibt es bereits den kompletten Arbeitsspeicher oder das Mainboard, oder auch eine schnellere und größere SSD.

ExtremeTech

Intel is walking away from this dust-up with the performance crown and AMD’s keeping its own grip on excellent performance per dollar. Nobody actually loses here, except maybe Core i7-7700K customers.

Gamers Nexus

The 9900K is not the best value, nor is it the best price, but it does have the highest throughput in a technical sense.

Guru3D

There's no denying it, the Core i9 9900K is a little gem. It ticks all the right boxes in performance both on the threaded application and gaming end.

NAG

The Core i9 9900K is literally the fastest gaming CPU money can buy at the moment – and since it’s an eight-core part, it’s a great CPU for content creators and others looking for the highest productivity application performance. It’s the high price tag alone which prevents this from a perfect score.

The Tech Report

We’ve long wanted an Intel chip that didn’t trade off the single-threaded performance of the company’s client cores for the multithreaded grunt of its high-end desktop parts, and the i9-9900K finally delivers on that front.