Intel Core i9-9900 processor review

Intel Core i9-9900

Core i9-9900 processor released by Intel; release date: 23 April 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $439, $449. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Coffee Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 8, threads - 16. Maximum CPU clock speed - 5.00 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 100 °C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 512 KB, L2 - 2 MB, L3 - 16 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2666. Maximum memory size: 128 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA1151. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 65 Watt.

The processor has integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 with the following parameters: maximum video memory size - 64 GB.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
2973
2868
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
31767
19231
Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
6244
5588
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
49807
30106
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2868
PassMark - CPU mark 19231
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5588
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 30106

Integrated graphics – Intel UHD Graphics 630

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1200 MHz
Core clock speed 350 MHz
Floating-point performance 460.8 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Pipelines 24
Texture fill rate 28.8 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt
Transistor count 189 million

Games performance

Counter-Strike: GO (2012)

Low, 1024x768146.80
Medium, 1366x768102.40
High, 1366x76854.10

League of Legends (2019)

Low, 1280x720177.90
Medium, 1920x1080149.20
High, 1920x1080111.40
Ultra, 1920x1080103.70

Rage 2 (2019)

Low, 1280x72016.60

The Division 2 (2019)

Low, 1280x72023.00
Medium, 1920x10809.00

Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019)

Low, 1280x72052.10
Medium, 1920x108016.00

Anthem (2019)

Low, 1280x72012.90

Metro Exodus (2019)

Low, 1280x72015.40
Medium, 1920x10807.60

Far Cry New Dawn (2019)

Low, 1280x72017.00
Medium, 1920x10808.00

Apex Legends (2019)

Low, 1280x72035.10
Medium, 1920x108013.10

World of Tanks enCore (2018)

Low, 1366x768207.90
Medium, 1920x108025.20
Ultra, 1920x10809.60

Just Cause 4 (2018)

Low, 1280x72015.50
Medium, 1920x10808.90

Farming Simulator 19 (2018)

Low, 1280x72071.10
Medium, 1920x108023.90
High, 1920x108011.30

Battlefield V (2018)

Low, 1280x72022.60

Fallout 76 (2018)

Low, 1280x72016.70
Medium, 1920x10808.10

Hitman 2 (2018)

Low, 1280x72012.80
Medium, 1920x10807.50

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (2018)

Low, 1280x72025.90
Medium, 1920x10809.70

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Low, 1280x72011.00
Medium, 1920x10807.00

FIFA 19 (2018)

Low, 1280x72057.10
Medium, 1920x108029.90
High, 1920x108027.20

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Low, 1280x72017.00
Medium, 1920x10806.00

F1 2018 (2018)

Low, 1280x72035.00
Medium, 1920x108016.00

Monster Hunter World (2018)

Low, 1280x72020.30
Medium, 1920x10807.70

The Crew 2 (2018)

Low, 1280x72016.60
Medium, 1920x10806.80

Far Cry 5 (2018)

Low, 1280x72014.00
Medium, 1920x10806.00

X-Plane 11.11 (2018)

Low, 1280x72031.30
Medium, 1920x108020.10
High, 1920x108018.30

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)

Low, 1280x72016.90
Medium, 1920x10806.90

Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018)

Low, 1280x7209.50
Medium, 1920x10804.80

Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)

Low, 1280x72019.90
Medium, 1920x10806.50

Need for Speed Payback (2017)

Low, 1280x72019.30
Medium, 1920x10808.90

Call of Duty WWII (2017)

Low, 1280x72029.80
Medium, 1920x108017.40

Assassin's Creed Origins (2017)

Low, 1280x72010.00
Medium, 1920x10807.00

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2017)

Low, 1280x72017.70
Medium, 1920x10809.10

Destiny 2 (2017)

Low, 1280x72017.00
Medium, 1920x10809.20

ELEX (2017)

Low, 1280x72014.50
Medium, 1920x10806.80

The Evil Within 2 (2017)

Low, 1280x72011.40
Medium, 1920x10806.10

Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017)

Low, 1280x72020.00
Medium, 1920x108012.00

FIFA 18 (2017)

Low, 1280x72074.65
Medium, 1920x108041.70
High, 1920x108032.30
Ultra, 1920x108026.95

F1 2017 (2017)

Low, 1280x72038.50

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)

Low, 1280x72024.90

Team Fortress 2 (2017)

Low, 1280x720113.00
Medium, 1366x76892.50
High, 1920x108051.60

Dirt 4 (2017)

Low, 1280x72052.00
Medium, 1920x108013.80

Rocket League (2017)

Low, 1280x72067.80
Medium, 1920x108038.60
High, 1920x108026.40

Prey (2017)

Low, 1280x72028.90
Medium, 1920x108011.30

Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)

Low, 1280x72018.30

Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)

Low, 1280x72019.10

For Honor (2017)

Low, 1280x72030.70
Medium, 1920x108011.60

Resident Evil 7 (2017)

Low, 1280x72029.50
Medium, 1920x108012.60

Farming Simulator 17 (2016)

Low, 1280x72093.00
Medium, 1366x76866.00
High, 1920x108026.50
Ultra, 1920x108013.65

Civilization VI (2016)

Low, 1024x76819.80
Medium, 1366x76814.40

Battlefield 1 (2016)

Low, 1280x72039.30
Medium, 1366x76823.50

Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)

Low, 1280x72020.25

Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)

Low, 1280x72019.80
Medium, 1366x76813.70

Overwatch (2016)

Low, 1280x72062.00
Medium, 1366x76841.50
High, 1920x108019.50

Doom (2016)

Low, 1280x72023.30
Medium, 1366x76818.10

The Division (2016)

Low, 1280x72027.10

Far Cry Primal (2016)

Low, 1280x72024.50

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)

Low, 1024x76824.65

Rainbow Six Siege (2015)

Low, 1024x76851.70
Medium, 1366x76832.50

Anno 2205 (2015)

Low, 1024x76832.40
Medium, 1366x76816.90

World of Warships (2015)

Low, 1366x76883.70
Medium, 1366x76851.40
High, 1920x108023.20

Dota 2 Reborn (2015)

Low, 1280x72076.85
Medium, 1366x76848.00
High, 1920x108021.00
Ultra, 1920x108019.10

The Witcher 3 (2015)

Low, 1024x76815.20
Medium, 1366x7689.90

Dirt Rally (2015)

Low, 1024x768153.60
Medium, 1366x76835.60
High, 1920x108015.20

GTA V (2015)

Low, 1024x76844.90
Medium, 1366x76834.60
High, 1920x10807.90

Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014)

Low, 1024x76841.80
Medium, 1366x76828.70
High, 1920x10809.80

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014)

Low, 1280x72039.60
Medium, 1344x75623.70

Sims 4 (2014)

Low, 1024x768171.00
Medium, 1366x76865.00
High, 1920x108029.10

BioShock Infinite (2013)

Low, 1280x72069.80
Medium, 1366x76840.95
High, 1366x76833.90
Ultra, 1920x108010.80

Tomb Raider (2013)

Low, 1024x768100.10
Medium, 1366x76849.10
High, 1366x76828.70

Diablo III (2012)

Low, 1024x76893.30
Medium, 1366x76859.90
High, 1366x76856.60
Ultra, 1920x108031.50

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)

Low, 1280x72063.30
Medium, 1366x76831.90
High, 1366x76818.50
Ultra, 1920x10809.70

StarCraft 2 (2010)

Low, 1024x768241.50
Medium, 1360x76859.50
High, 1360x76834.90

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Coffee Lake
Family Core i9
Launch date 23 April 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $439, $449
Place in performance rating 8
Processor Number i9-9900
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.10 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
L1 cache 512 KB
L2 cache 2 MB
L3 cache 16 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100 °C
Maximum frequency 5.00 GHz
Number of cores 8
Number of threads 16

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666

Graphics

Device ID 0x3E98
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.20 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2304@24Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Sockets supported FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C (65W)

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)