Intel Core i9-9900 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i9-9900 has 8 cores with 16 threads and is based on the 9. gen of the Intel Core i9 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1151-2 socket and was released in Q2/2019. The Intel Core i9-9900 scores 1,292 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 8,047 points.
Intel Core i9-9900

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i9-9900. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i9-9900.

Name: Intel Core i9-9900
Family: Intel Core i9 (78)
CPU group: Intel Core i 9000 (34)
Architecture: Coffee Lake S Refresh
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 9
Predecessor: --
Successor: Intel Core i9-10900

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i9-9900 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 16 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i9-9900 is 3.10 GHz (5.00 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 16
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 8x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 5.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (8 Cores): 4.00 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i9-9900 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i9-9900 uses the Intel UHD Graphics 630, which has 192 texture shaders and 24 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.20 GHz
Compute units: 24
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q4/2017
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9.5
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 128 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 42.7 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2666
42.7 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i9-9900 is made in 14 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 16.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1151-2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 16.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q2/2019
Release price: 550 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-9900 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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 i9-9900K Intel Core i9-9900K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1294
Intel Core i9-9900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1294
Intel Core i5-10600 Intel Core i5-10600
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1286
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1284
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1284
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 4.30 GHz
1284
Intel Core i9-10885H Intel Core i9-10885H
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1283

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 i9-11900KB Intel Core i9-11900KB
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
12264
Intel Core i7-10700 Intel Core i7-10700
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
12250
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
12250
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12205
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
12180
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
12179
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
12125

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 Xeon Gold 6354 Intel Xeon Gold 6354
18C 36T @ 3.60 GHz
1298
Intel Xeon Platinum 8360Y Intel Xeon Platinum 8360Y
36C 72T @ 3.50 GHz
1296
Intel Xeon E-2276ME Intel Xeon E-2276ME
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1294
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1292
Intel Core i5-11500T Intel Core i5-11500T
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
1292
Intel Core i5-1130G7 Intel Core i5-1130G7
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1292
AMD Ryzen 5 5560U AMD Ryzen 5 5560U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1288

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 6600H AMD Ryzen 5 6600H
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
8054
AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
8054
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650HS AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650HS
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
8054
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
8047
Intel Xeon Gold 6134 Intel Xeon Gold 6134
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
8042
Intel Core i5-12600HX Intel Core i5-12600HX
12C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
8036
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
8009

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Xeon E-2236 Intel Xeon E-2236
6C 6T @ 4.80 GHz
1641
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1640
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
64C 128T @ 4.30 GHz
1639
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1637
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1637
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1637
Intel Core i7-10700KF Intel Core i7-10700KF
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1636

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
7654
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
7640
Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4
16C 32T @ 2.50 GHz
7633
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
7619
Intel Core i5-1334U Intel Core i5-1334U
10C 12T @ 1.30 GHz
7605
AMD EPYC 7232P AMD EPYC 7232P
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
7584
Intel Core i7-1365U Intel Core i7-1365U
10C 12T @ 1.80 GHz
7579

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 i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
524
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
522
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
519
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
518
Intel Xeon E-2286M Intel Xeon E-2286M
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
518
Intel Xeon E-2278G Intel Xeon E-2278G
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
518
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
518

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
4446
AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
4425
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4
8C 16T @ 2.60 GHz
4349
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
4346
Intel Xeon Gold 5120 Intel Xeon Gold 5120
14C 28T @ 2.60 GHz
4344
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
4338
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
4332

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.
AMD A8-3800 AMD A8-3800
AMD Radeon HD 6550D @ 0.60 GHz
480
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
476
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Qualcomm Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
476
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461
Intel Core i9-10880H Intel Core i9-10880H
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461
AMD Ryzen Embedded R2312 AMD Ryzen Embedded R2312
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.20 GHz
461
AMD Ryzen 3 5125C AMD Ryzen 3 5125C
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.20 GHz
461

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 i5-12500TE Intel Core i5-12500TE
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
16785
Intel Core i7-10700 Intel Core i7-10700
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
16780
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
16780
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
16769
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
16692
Intel Xeon E-2336 Intel Xeon E-2336
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
16686
Intel Xeon Gold 6134 Intel Xeon Gold 6134
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
16663

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
5128
Intel Core i9-11900H Intel Core i9-11900H
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
5099
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
5054
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
5010
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
8C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
4994
Intel Core i5-12490F Intel Core i5-12490F
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
4993
Intel Core i5-12600 Intel Core i5-12600
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
4990

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
225
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
222
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
221
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
219
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
219
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
219
Intel Xeon E-2286M Intel Xeon E-2286M
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
219

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 Xeon W-2245 Intel Xeon W-2245
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1972
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1970
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
1937
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
1931
AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
1927
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
1918
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
1914

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