Intel Core i9-9900KF Review & Specs

Intel Core i9-9900KF 8 Cores 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 95W BX80684I99900KF

Intel Core i9-9900KF 8 Cores 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 95W BX80684I99900KF

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  • 8 Cores/ 16 Threads
  • 3.60 GHz up to 5.00 GHz Max Turbo Frequency/ 16 MB Cache
  • Compatible only with Motherboards based on Intel 300 Series Chipsets
  • Discrete GPU - No Processor Graphics
  • Intel Optane Memory Supported; Maximum temperature allowed at the processor: 100°C

Specifications Overview

Model BX80684I99900KF
Release Date January 2019

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Series Core i9 9th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake
Socket LGA1151
Integrated Graphics None
CPU Cores 8
CPU Threads 16
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 5000MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128GB
Cache L3 16MB

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9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900kf desktop processor, unlocked, without processor graphics. Features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and offers pro-level performance for gaming, creating, and overclocking. Discrete graphics required. Thermal solution not included in the box. Only compatible with 300 Series chipset based motherboard. 95W.

Critic Reviews


A great third outing from AMDAMD has pretty much knocked it out of the park with its third-generation Ryzen products. The Ryzen 9 3900X clearly delivers excellent multi-threaded performance and very competitive gaming results.

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Intel may be a bit late when it comes to joining in the industry with their very first mainstream octa core processor, but their i9-9900K is seriously a very remarkable debut. The intense enhancement in the processing power of this i9-9900K from Intel.


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Though we have used an identical GPU across the benchmark, the Core-i9-9900K offer slightly better performance in almost all scenarios, in some cases, the difference in the performance (compared to the 9th Gen Core i7-9700K) might be negligible.

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