Intel Core i9-9900 vs. Intel Core i7-6950X

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i9-9900 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-6950X
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i7-6950X
3.10 GHz Frequency 3.00 GHz
5.00 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 3.50 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 3.50 GHz
8 Cores 10
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
normal Core architecture normal
Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency
1.20 GHz GPU (Turbo)
9.5 GPU Generation
14 nm Technology
12 DirectX Version
3 Max. displays
24 Execution units
192 Shader
64 GB Max. GPU Memory
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No
Coffee Lake Refresh Architecture Broadwell E
DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2400
2 Memory channels 4
128 GB Max. Memory
No ECC No
L2 Cache
16.00 MB L3 Cache 25.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 40
14 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
LGA 1151-2 Socket LGA 2011-3
65W TDP (PL1) 140W
Yes AES-NI Yes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-d
Q2/2019 Release date Q2/2016
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1284 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
1091 (85%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
12205 (96%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
12713 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
518 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
4346 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
219 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
152 (69%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1931 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
1819 (94%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1292 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
974 (75%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
8047 (89%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
8993 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
--
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
6250 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
3387 (54%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
32399 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
2.61 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
1.61 (62%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
19.08 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
44.1 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8x 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
18644 (93%)
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Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
19955 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i7-6950X
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