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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
74.4 pt (82%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 509     avg: 512     median: 511.5 (96%)     max: 514 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4463     avg: 4820     median: 4819.5 (48%)     max: 5176 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1962     avg: 2058     median: 2058 (47%)     max: 2154 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 215     avg: 216     median: 216 (96%)     max: 217 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 22.31     avg: 23.1     median: 23.1 (53%)     max: 23.98 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 2.43     avg: 2.5     median: 2.4 (96%)     max: 2.46 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 8143     avg: 8183     median: 8183 (84%)     max: 8223 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 50462     avg: 51779     median: 51778.5 (87%)     max: 53095 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
10759 Points (100%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 81.977     avg: 87.9     median: 87.9 (1%)     max: 93.79 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 3.232     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 3.969 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 8156     avg: 8353     median: 8353 (86%)     max: 8550 KB/s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 55064     avg: 55735     median: 55735 (56%)     max: 56406 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 5674     avg: 5734     median: 5734 (38%)     max: 5794 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 116     avg: 123     median: 122.5 (73%)     max: 129 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 276.16     avg: 279     median: 278.8 (96%)     max: 281.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 15.315     avg: 16.3     median: 16.3 (58%)     max: 17.2 fps
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TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 12.1     avg: 12.2     median: 12.2 (1%)     max: 12.2 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 205.1     avg: 225     median: 224.6 (2%)     max: 244 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 14825     avg: 14884     median: 14883.5 (100%)     max: 14942 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 7.405     avg: 7.4     median: 7.4 (2%)     max: 7.436 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 16.449     avg: 16.5     median: 16.5 (1%)     max: 16.589 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 412.229     avg: 414     median: 414.1 (2%)     max: 416.054 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 18531     avg: 18914     median: 18694 (84%)     max: 19517 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 75473     avg: 75482     median: 75482 (49%)     max: 75491 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 75946     avg: 76061     median: 76060.5 (91%)     max: 76175 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 74085     avg: 75802     median: 75508 (87%)     max: 77813 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 19068     avg: 19770     median: 20049 (51%)     max: 20193 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 24327     avg: 25511     median: 26016 (81%)     max: 26191 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 11017     avg: 11358     median: 11375 (79%)     max: 11683 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
6313 Points (100%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
35932 Points (88%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
min: 219.3     avg: 269     median: 292.7 (77%)     max: 295.38 Watt
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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 Intel Coffee Lake

» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900KS
   4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9980HK
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-9700K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9880H
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8086K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-9700
   3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-8950HK
   2.9 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2186M
   2.9 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2276M
   2.8 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2176G
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700
   3.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9600K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900T
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-9850H
   2.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
   2.6 GHz + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2176M
   2.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8850H
   2.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8600K
   3.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8500
   3 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8400
   2.8 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8500T
   2.1 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9400H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300HF
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300H
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8400H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8559U
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8300H
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9400F
   2.9 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i3-9100F
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8557U
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8269U
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8279U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8259U
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8257U
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i3-8100H
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i3-8109U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Comet Lake i9-10900K
   3.7 GHz / 2.5 MB + 20 MB
- AMD Threadripper TR 1950X
   3.4 GHz / 8 MB + 32 MB
- AMD Threadripper TR 2920X
   3.5 GHz / 6 MB + 32 MB
- AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R7 3800XT
   3.9 GHz / 4 MB + 32 MB
- AMD Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop) R7 3700X
   3.6 GHz / 4 MB + 32 MB
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900KS
   4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
+ Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900K
   3.6 GHz / 2048 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Comet Lake i9-10980HK
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Comet Lake i9-10885H
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Comet Lake W-10885M
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB + 16384 KB
+ AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R9 4900H
   3.3 GHz / 4096 KB + 8192 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-12-14)