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Intel Core i9 9900K – Intel’s Answer to RYZEN is here!

Here we will run some targeted benchmark tests to gauge the raw performance/calculation speed of the CPUs.

SuperPi

SuperPi is a very popular program for testing single threaded performance by calculating digits of Pi. You run it by setting the length of the test and the score is time-based at the end. Performance is judged by how quickly it can complete the task you assign.

 

The 9900K readily beats the entire field with a 33.59% gain over the 2700X and a 6.46% gain over the 8700K on the 1M test. moving to the much longer 32M test we see the lead over the RYZEN 2700X extend to 37.06% while the gap closes ever so slightly over the 8700K to 6.15%.  This being a single threaded benchmark it scales very well with the higher IPC and of course frequency over its RYZEN competitor.

 

WPrime

WPrime is very similar to SuperPi but is a multithreaded program which you can assign the number of threads that work on the problem and you get a time-based result on how long it took for the CPU to crunch through the task you assign.

 

WPrime we see the 9900k start to stretch its legs as this is a multithreaded benchmark so it can chew through calculations with all available cores and threads. the 9900K shows a lead on the shorter 32M benchmark of 24.94 over the 2700X while the lower core count 8700K of 32.31%. Moving to the longer 1024m test we see the gap shrink slightly with the 2700X to 25.04% while the 8700K grows a bit to 46% as the duration of having lesser cores really eats away at the 8700K.

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4 comments

  1. So you need yet another mb with a new, re-cooked intel only chipset… MMmmmm NO. Ive for the first gen AMD and I can put in after a new bios the 2nd gen core/16 thread ryzen and then I can put in the 3rd gen die shrink and speed up ryzen. So pass. For what Intel are charging you can buy the ryzen, mb and memory. And did you see the power and thermals needed once you go past 4.0ghz! Well my amd is sweet at 4 and Im happy ~ intel can again go broke as they have learnt nothing!

    • You do not need a new motherboard. The Z370 or other 300 series chipset will work just fine with it… We would recommend a newer 390 based board for pushing the limits of the 9900K though.

  2. 1. why are reviewers running super pi on this multicore chip? 2. why are we still doing single core benchmarks on workstation “like” chips? 3. all the benchmarks software ran on this chip favor and are written for intel. 4. you did not even attempt to put a TR 10 core in the mix. 5. this chip is not a ground up chip. 6. some of the conclusions to the review, i agree with.

    • The review clearly states the feelings toward the “value proposition” of the 9900K as far as the benchmarks being Intel focused, this is a complete fallacy. These benchmarks are static vendor agnostic ways of interpreting IPC performance differences. There is no 10 core TR chip… and I see no point comparing a HEDT platform to a mainstream platform, that simply doesn’t make sense.

      Either way you look at it, the introduction of the 9900K has actually helped more than hurt AMD.

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