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Intel Core i9-9900K vs Intel Core i9-9900T vs Intel Core i3-9100F

Intel Core i9-9900K

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The Intel Core i9-9900K is a high end desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture. At the time of announcement in late 2018, the 9900K is the fastest Coffee Lake CPU and offers an open multiplicator for easy overclocking. The CPU integrates 8 cores (16 threads) clocked at 3.6 - 5 GHz and it needs a new Z390 based mainboard.

Thanks to the two additional cores, the performance in multi-threaded applications is up to 25 % faster than the older Core i7-8700K. The single thread performance is only slightly faster due to the higher clock speeds. As a high end desktop CPU, the i9-9900K is suited even for very demanding applications and perfect for 3D gaming.

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics card is clocked at up to 1.2 GHz and offers no advantage compared to previous generations. As it is a very low end GPU, only some low demanding games like Hearthstone can be played with it (see GPU page for benchmarks).

Intel specifies the TDP at 95 Watt, so if the CPU is used in laptops a big and chunky cooling system is needed to avoid throttling and lower clock speeds under sustained loads. When overclocking the CPU, the power consumption can easily rise up to 200 Watt and higher.

Intel Core i9-9900T

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The Intel Core i9-9900T is a high end power efficient desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture. Compared to the similar named top model Core i9-9900K, the 9900T offers lower clock speeds (2.1 - 4.4 GHz versus 3.6 - 5 GHz) and a reduced TDP of 35 versus 95 Watt. It still offers all 8 cores and 16 threads and is intended for small chassis or laptops.

The performance is clearly behind the Core i9-9900K and more in the realm of the older 6-core Coffee Lake CPUs.

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics card is clocked at up to 1.2 GHz and offers no advantage compared to previous generations. As it is a very low end GPU, only some low demanding games like Hearthstone can be played with it (see GPU page for benchmarks).

Intel Core i3-9100F

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The Intel Core i3-9100F is an entry level Quad-Core processor for desktop PCs based on the Coffee Lake architecture. It offers four cores clocked at 3.6 - 4.2 GHz without HyperThreading / SMT support (4 threads only). The CPU is still manufactured in 14nm++ and does not feature an integrated graphics card. 

Compared to the older Core i3-8100, the i3-9100F offers around 10 to 15 percent higher performance. Therefore, the CPU is well suited for simple office tasks but less for high end gaming or demanding applications.

Intel specifies the CPU with a TDP of 65 Watt. For desktops that means that the processor wont need big cooling solutions and can be used in small cases.

ModelIntel Core i9-9900KIntel Core i9-9900TIntel Core i3-9100F
SeriesIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-RCoffee Lake-RCoffee Lake-R
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-R
Intel Core i9-9900KS4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900K « 3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9700K3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-97003 - 4.7 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9600K3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900T2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-9100F3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900KS4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900K3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9700K3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-97003 - 4.7 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9600K3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900T « 2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-9100F3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900KS4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900K3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9700K3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-97003 - 4.7 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9600K3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900T2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-9100F « 3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Clock3600 - 5000 MHz2100 - 4400 MHz3600 - 4200 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB256 KB
L2 Cache2 MB2 MB1 MB
L3 Cache16 MB16 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 164 / 4
TDP95 Watt35 Watt65 Watt
Technology14++ nm14++ nm14 nm
Die Size178 mm2178 mm2126 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketFCLGA1151FCLGA1151LGA 1151-2
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vProDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vProDual-Channel DDR4-2400 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$488 U.S.$439 U.S.$122 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Coffee Lake i9-9900KIntel Coffee Lake i9-9900T

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-9900K
49 pt (55%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-9900T
36.9 pt (41%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i3-9100F
34.7 pt (39%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
12397 Points (20%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1280 Points (56%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 495     avg: 502     median: 502 (58%)     max: 509 Points
414 Points (48%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4816     avg: 4871     median: 4871 (21%)     max: 4926 Points
1175 Points (5%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1623     avg: 1939     median: 1979 (20%)     max: 2040 Points
634 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 203     avg: 210.6     median: 212 (65%)     max: 218 Points
171 Points (52%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 17.37     avg: 20.7     median: 21.4 (30%)     max: 21.76 Points
5.4 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.33     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (8%)     max: 2.44 Points
2 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 7786     avg: 7924     median: 7933 (65%)     max: 8042 Points
6509 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 36683     avg: 45846     median: 48778.5 (55%)     max: 49142 Points
18118 Points (21%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 63009     avg: 63708     median: 63976 (46%)     max: 64138 Points
21908 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 10167     avg: 10218     median: 10192 (56%)     max: 10294 Points
8472 Points (46%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 85.6     avg: 91.9     median: 91.3 (1%)     max: 98.7 s
345.9 s (4%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 3.276     avg: 4     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 5.203 s
11.8 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 7315     avg: 7775     median: 7633 (44%)     max: 8518 Points
4052 Points (23%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 43248     avg: 48207     median: 48207 (30%)     max: 53166 MIPS
17150 MIPS (11%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5311     avg: 5411     median: 5410.5 (65%)     max: 5510 MIPS
4682 MIPS (56%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 90.9     avg: 110     median: 114.3 (42%)     max: 120.5 fps
44.4 fps (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 252.7     avg: 260.9     median: 260.5 (61%)     max: 270 fps
218 fps (51%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 12.36     avg: 14.8     median: 15.8 (34%)     max: 16.3 fps
6.1 fps (13%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.8     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (0%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.3     avg: 1.8     median: 1.9 (0%)     max: 2 GB/s
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 7.8     avg: 10.4     median: 11.1 (0%)     max: 11.5 GB/s
3 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 219.2     avg: 239.7     median: 223.8 (2%)     max: 276.1 Seconds
687 Seconds (5%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
1.9 sec (41%)
0.7 sec (14%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 10312     avg: 13253     median: 14281.5 (30%)     max: 14409 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 7.545     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 7.823 s
9.3 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 16.73     avg: 17     median: 16.9 (1%)     max: 17.25 s
21 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 413.8     avg: 429.5     median: 432.2 (2%)     max: 440 s
495.5 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 58733     avg: 65154     median: 65153.5 (61%)     max: 71574 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 16598     avg: 17566     median: 17264 (48%)     max: 19169 Points
8742 Points (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 64697     avg: 67569     median: 67554.5 (43%)     max: 72059 Points
68492 Points (44%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 67420     avg: 68874     median: 67813 (56%)     max: 72450 Points
68473 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 67259     avg: 68959     median: 68173.5 (57%)     max: 72229 Points
68727 Points (58%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 16435     avg: 17955     median: 17969 (45%)     max: 18694 Points
6295 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 21585     avg: 24141     median: 24497.5 (45%)     max: 25010 Points
8958 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 9413     avg: 10630     median: 10593 (52%)     max: 11298 Points
4218 Points (21%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1300 Points (56%)
1152 Points (50%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
8845 Points (31%)
4074 Points (14%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1193 Points (5%)
1146 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
5875 Points (19%)
4060 Points (13%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 6014     avg: 6113     median: 6049 (62%)     max: 6339 Points
5301 Points (55%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 26616     avg: 31703     median: 32981 (37%)     max: 34233 Points
15937 Points (18%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 919     avg: 937     median: 924 (1%)     max: 968 ms
866 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
71 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 38473     avg: 40081     median: 40081 (41%)     max: 41689 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
197 Points (50%)
204 Points (52%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
202 Watt (35%)
139 Watt (24%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
203.2 Watt (42%)
101.5 Watt (21%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
10 Points per Watt (12%)
19.5 Points per Watt (22%)
6.3 Points per Watt (7%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-9900K → 100% n=35

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-9900T → 67% n=35

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-9100F → 65% n=35

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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