Intel Core i9-9900KF processor review

Core i9-9900KF processor released by Intel; release date: Q1'19. 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.

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): 95 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3044
2905
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
47365
20492
Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
6265
6265
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
49962
35097
3DMark Fire Strike
Physics Score
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
14639
0
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2905
PassMark - CPU mark 20492
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 6265
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 35097
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Coffee Lake
Launch date Q1'19
Place in performance rating 35
Processor Number i9-9900KF
Series 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.60 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 5.00 GHz
Number of cores 8
Number of threads 16

Memory

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

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015D (130W)

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations Up to 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)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
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)