Intel Core i9 9900K is expected to be launched somewhere around late August or early September. This 9th generation flagship processor from Intel has been spotted on 3DMark, and all the specs, scores have been revealed.

It got a score of 10718 points in the Time Spy CPU test. To compare, a Ryzen 2700X scores 9147 points in the same test and an Intel Core i7 8700 K scores an average of 7918 points. So, according to the leaked numbers, the 25% increase in the no. of cores in i9 9900 K than the i7 8700 K also translates to a 25% increase in the CPU performance.

Scores for Intel Core i9 9900K

Intel Core i9 9900K is an eight-core CPU with 16 threads. The base clock speed of this processor in the 3DMark listing was 3.1 GHz, which is inconsistent with an older leak that suggested a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz. The benchmarking was done on a Z370 motherboard from ASUS, which clearly indicates that the i9 9900 K could be using the current Z370 motherboards. Although for overclocking, a Z390 will be required with a better power delivery.

The following chart compares the scores of the leaked entry on 3DMark with other mainstream chips. Although not official, even the leaked scores are in line with the expectations we had for this chip. It’s important to understand that the score mentioned here is still just a leak and its legitimacy cannot be verified. So please take every information with a pinch of salt.

Intel Core i9 9900K vs other chips

Another thing to note is that Time Spy CPU test is not known to scale well on processors with 10 or more threads.

Whatever may the actual scores be, one thing is for sure, this 9th generation flagship chip from Intel is going to be extremely powerful. The official specs are still not out and we’ll have to wait till August or September to get to know about the actual specifications and benchmark scores.


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