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Intel Core i9-9900KS

Intel i9-9900KS

The Intel Core i9-9900KS is a high end desktop processor that includes 8 cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture. It is the fastest Coffee Lake CPU in 2019 and compared to the similar named i9-9900K, the KS offers an all core Turbo of 5 GHz. All cores can clock between 4 GHz and 5 GHz and thanks to Hyperthreading / SMT 16 threads can be executed in parallel. The CPU is still manufactured in the mature 14 nm process (14nm++). Thanks to the open multiplicator, the CPU is rather easy to overclock (if a Z390 based mainboard is used).

With good cooling, the i9-9900KS can be around 10% faster than the older Intel Core i9-9900K (thanks to the 5 GHz all core Turbo). Compare to the old Core i7-8700K, the 9900KS is even 45% faster. Especially for gaming, the 9900KS is currently the fastest option available. The fast Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs from AMD however offer a better multithreaded performance.

The integrated GPU is called Intel UHD Graphics 630 and clocks with up to 1.2 GHz. It is not suited for demanding 3D games and located in the low end.

The TDP is raised to 127 Watt for the additional performance, therefore a good CPU cooler is needed. When overclocking the CPU, more than 200 Watt can be reached unter load.

SeriesIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-R
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-R
» Intel Core i9-9900KS4000 - 5000 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9900K compare3600 - 5000 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-9700K compare3600 - 4900 MHz8 / 812 MB
Intel Core i7-9700 compare3000 - 4700 MHz8 / 812 MB
Intel Core i5-9600K compare3700 - 4600 MHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i9-9900T compare2100 - 4400 MHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i5-9400F compare2900 - 4100 MHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i3-9100F compare3600 - 4200 MHz4 / 46 MB
Clock Rate4000 - 5000 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 16
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)127 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14++ nm
Die Size178 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCLGA1151
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$513 U.S.
Announcement Date10/30/2019
Product Link (external)Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900KS

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
73.6 pt (82%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 509     avg: 512     median: 511.5 (86%)     max: 514 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4463     avg: 4820     median: 4819.5 (48%)     max: 5176 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1962     avg: 2058     median: 2058 (47%)     max: 2154 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 215     avg: 216     median: 216 (94%)     max: 217 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 22.31     avg: 23.1     median: 23.1 (53%)     max: 23.98 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.43     avg: 2.5     median: 2.4 (96%)     max: 2.46 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 8143     avg: 8183     median: 8183 (84%)     max: 8223 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 50462     avg: 51779     median: 51778.5 (87%)     max: 53095 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
10759 Points (94%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 81.977     avg: 87.9     median: 87.9 (1%)     max: 93.79 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 8156     avg: 8353     median: 8353 (86%)     max: 8550 points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 55064     avg: 55735     median: 55735 (56%)     max: 56406 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5674     avg: 5734     median: 5734 (38%)     max: 5794 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 116     avg: 123     median: 122.5 (73%)     max: 129 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 276.16     avg: 279     median: 278.8 (96%)     max: 281.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 15.315     avg: 16.3     median: 16.3 (58%)     max: 17.2 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 12.1     avg: 12.2     median: 12.2 (1%)     max: 12.2 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 205.1     avg: 225     median: 224.6 (2%)     max: 244 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 14825     avg: 14884     median: 14883.5 (100%)     max: 14942 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 7.405     avg: 7.4     median: 7.4 (2%)     max: 7.436 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 16.449     avg: 16.5     median: 16.5 (1%)     max: 16.589 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 412.229     avg: 414     median: 414.1 (2%)     max: 416.054 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 18531     avg: 18914     median: 18694 (84%)     max: 19517 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 75473     avg: 75482     median: 75482 (49%)     max: 75491 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 75946     avg: 76061     median: 76060.5 (91%)     max: 76175 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 74085     avg: 75802     median: 75508 (87%)     max: 77813 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 19068     avg: 19770     median: 20049 (51%)     max: 20193 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 24327     avg: 25511     median: 26016 (81%)     max: 26191 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 11017     avg: 11358     median: 11375 (79%)     max: 11683 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
6313 points (98%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
35932 points (88%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 219.3     avg: 269     median: 292.7 (77%)     max: 295.38 Watt
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900KS processor

Eurocom Sky X4C i9-9900KS (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, 15.6")
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Other CPUs of the series Coffee Lake

» Intel Core i9-9900KS
   8x 4 GHz - 5 GHz
» Intel Core i9-9900K
   8x 3.6 GHz - 5 GHz
» Intel Core i9-9980HK
   8x 2.4 GHz - 5 GHz
» Intel Core i7-9700K
   8x 3.6 GHz - 4.9 GHz
» Intel Core i9-9880H
   8x 2.3 GHz - 4.8 GHz
» Intel Core i7-8086K
   6x 3.7 GHz - 5 GHz
» Intel Core i7-8700K
   6x 3.7 GHz - 4.7 GHz
» Intel Core i7-9700
   8x 3 GHz - 4.7 GHz
» Intel Core i9-8950HK
   6x 2.9 GHz - 4.8 GHz
» Intel Xeon E-2186M
   6x 2.9 GHz - 4.8 GHz
» Intel Xeon E-2276M
   6x 2.8 GHz - 4.7 GHz
» Intel Xeon E-2176G
   6x 3.7 GHz - 4.7 GHz
» Intel Core i7-8700
   6x 3.2 GHz - 4.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-9600K
   6x 3.7 GHz - 4.6 GHz
» Intel Core i9-9900T
   8x 2.1 GHz - 4.4 GHz
» Intel Core i7-9850H
   6x 2.6 GHz - 4.6 GHz
» Intel Core i7-9750H
   6x 2.6 GHz - 4.5 GHz
» Intel Xeon E-2176M
   6x 2.7 GHz - 4.4 GHz
» Intel Core i7-8850H
   6x 2.6 GHz - 4.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8600K
   6x 3.6 GHz - 4.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8500
   6x 3 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i7-8750H
   6x 2.2 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8400
   6x 2.8 GHz - 4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8500T
   6x 2.1 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-9400H
   4x 2.5 GHz - 4.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-9300HF
   4x 2.4 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-9300H
   4x 2.4 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8400H
   4x 2.5 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» Intel Core i7-8559U
   4x 2.7 GHz - 4.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8300H
   4x 2.3 GHz - 4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-9400F
   6x 2.9 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-9100F
   4x 3.6 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» Intel Core i7-8557U
   4x 1.7 GHz - 4.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8269U
   4x 2.6 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8279U
   4x 2.4 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8259U
   4x 2.3 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8257U
   4x 1.4 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i3-8100H
   4x 3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-8109U
   2x 3 GHz - 3.6 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
   8x 3.8 GHz - 4.7 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
   12x 3.5 GHz - 4.3 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
   8x 3.9 GHz - 4.7 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
   8x 3.6 GHz - 4.4 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-10700K
   8x 3.8 GHz - 5.1 GHz
» Intel Core i9-9900KS
   8x 4 GHz - 5 GHz
- Intel Core i9-9900K
   8x 3.6 GHz - 5 GHz
- Intel Core i9-7900X
   10x 3.3 GHz - 4.5 GHz
- Intel Core i7-9700K
   8x 3.6 GHz - 4.9 GHz
- Intel Core i5-10600K
   6x 4.1 GHz - 4.8 GHz
- Intel Core i5-10400F
   6x 2.9 GHz - 4.3 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-12-14)