Intel Core i9-9900KS Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i9-9900KS 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 Q4/2019. The Intel Core i9-9900KS scores 1,419 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 9,471 points.
Intel Core i9-9900KS

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i9-9900KS. 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 i9-9900KS.

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

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i9-9900KS has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 16 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i9-9900KS is 4.00 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: Yes
Frequency: 4.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 5.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (8 Cores): 4.80 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i9-9900KS has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i9-9900KS 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 127 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): 127 W
TDP (PL2): 159 W / 28 s
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i9-9900KS 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: Q4/2019
Release price: 524 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-9900KS 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.

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Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
78
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.60 GHz
78
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
78
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
77
AMD EPYC 7773X AMD EPYC 7773X
64C 128T @ 3.50 GHz
77
Intel Core i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
77
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
77

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
697
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
696
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
695
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
687
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
665
Apple M3 (8-GPU) Apple M3 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
659
Apple M3 Apple M3
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
659

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1339
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
1336
Intel Core i7-9700KF Intel Core i7-9700KF
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
1336
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1333
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1332
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1330
Intel Core i3-1115G4 Intel Core i3-1115G4
2C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
1329

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
13450
AMD Ryzen 7 8840U AMD Ryzen 7 8840U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
13450
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
8C 16T @ 2.70 GHz
13421
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
13305
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 3.80 GHz
13289
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
13145
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
13067

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U AMD Ryzen 5 5625U
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1429
Intel Xeon E-2288G Intel Xeon E-2288G
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1422
Intel Xeon W-10885M Intel Xeon W-10885M
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1420
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1419
Intel Core i5-1155G7 Intel Core i5-1155G7
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1419
Intel Core i5-1145G7 Intel Core i5-1145G7
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1419
Intel Core i5-11320H Intel Core i5-11320H
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1417

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 Xeon E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
9562
Intel Xeon W-2145 Intel Xeon W-2145
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
9524
Intel Core i9-10910 Intel Core i9-10910
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
9507
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
9471
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9451
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9451
Intel Core i9-11900H Intel Core i9-11900H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
9436

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.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
12C 24T @ 4.30 GHz
1652
Intel Xeon Gold 6354 Intel Xeon Gold 6354
18C 36T @ 3.60 GHz
1652
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5475U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5475U
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1651
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1650
Intel Core i5-1130G7 Intel Core i5-1130G7
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1650
Intel Core i9-9900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1650
Intel Core i9-9900K Intel Core i9-9900K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1650

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 i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
8562
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.80 GHz
8546
Intel Xeon Gold 6244 Intel Xeon Gold 6244
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
8521
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
8514
Intel Core i9-11900H Intel Core i9-11900H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
8451
Intel Core i9-10910 Intel Core i9-10910
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
8439
Intel Core i5-1250P Intel Core i5-1250P
12C 16T @ 2.70 GHz
8420

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 i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
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 i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
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.
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
5292
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
5286
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160M Intel Xeon Platinum 8160M
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
5259
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
5226
Intel Core i9-10910 Intel Core i9-10910
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
5223
Intel Core i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
5222
Intel Core i9-9920X Intel Core i9-9920X
12C 24T @ 4.30 GHz
5179

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 i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
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 Xeon E5-2695 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4
18C 36T @ 2.50 GHz
19667
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
19622
AMD EPYC 7252 AMD EPYC 7252
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
19617
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
19602
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
19559
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
19559
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5645 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5645
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
19544

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
137.7
Intel Core i9-9920X Intel Core i9-9920X
12C 24T @ 4.30 GHz
138
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
148
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
148
Intel Core i9-9820X Intel Core i9-9820X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
155.6
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
160.5
AMD Ryzen 7 4700G AMD Ryzen 7 4700G
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
160.8

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 i7-11700KF Intel Core i7-11700KF
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
6240
Intel Core i9-7920X Intel Core i9-7920X
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
6200
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHz
6076
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
6012
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
5950
Intel Core i9-10900X Intel Core i9-10900X
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
5948
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
5920

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 i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
228
Intel Core i7-10700KF Intel Core i7-10700KF
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
228
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
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

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
2228
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
14C 28T @ 3.00 GHz
2223
Intel Xeon Gold 6136 Intel Xeon Gold 6136
12C 24T @ 3.30 GHz
2202
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
2201
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
2194
AMD EPYC 7351 AMD EPYC 7351
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
2184
AMD EPYC 7351P AMD EPYC 7351P
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
2184

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