Intel’s upcoming highest tier mainstream desktop processor had the most interesting leak, giving out the next big member of the family. The i9 9900k though still unannounced was showcased on the SiSoftware Official Live Ranker which portrays it to have 8 physical and 16 logical cores or 8 cores and 16 threads, along with that the ranker shows the processor to have an average clock speed of 5Ghz and a TDP of 95W.
SiSoftware gave the i9-9900k an arithmetic score of 281.22 GOPs, although the hyperthreaded Threadripper 1950X with 32 threads blows the i9-9900k out of water having an arithmetic score of 438.59 GOPs but a lower average clock speed of 3.72 GHz.
The SiSoftware Ranker has placed the processor at the 37th spot right over the Intel Core i9-7900X which is a 10 core 20 thread processor clocked at 4 GHz with an arithmetic score of 279.90 GOPs which is considered to be 17% faster than the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X’s score of 239.16 GOPs.
Now the i9 9900k might seem to fall short against AMD’s first gen Threadripper, but being a mainstream processor, it’s competition is with AMD’s Ryzen 7 lineup. The 9900K does beat the Ryzen 7 27000X, but it will also cost a bit more. Intel is always known for their performance per core, which stands true here. It’s also more efficient, having a TDP of 95W against the 2700X’s 105W, which might convert into more overclocking headroom.
This benchmark actually has a very numerical workload, so it isn’t a true representation of the processor’s performance in real life workloads like gaming and browsing.
Intel seemingly also plans to officialy release the Z390 chipset motherboards alongside the new 9th generation Core series processors, on 1st October which will include the –
- i9-9900k (8 cores, 16 threads)
- i7 9700k (8 cores, 8 threads)
- i5-9600k (6 cores, 6 threads)