Intel Core i9-9900K Review

👤by Vortez Reviews Comments 📅19-10-18
Test Setup & Testing
For the purpose of testing the Intel Core i9-9900K we used the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon since this motherboard gave us the best overclock for this chip out of all the Intel Z390 motherboards we tested.

CPU being tested

Intel Core i9-9900K (5GHz) Coffee Lake-S


Cooling Corsair Hydro Series H110i
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon
Memory 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz
Graphics Radeon RX 480 8GB
Storage Kingston HyperX 240GB
PSU Corsair RM 1000 80 Plus Gold Certified PSU
Monitor AOC U2879VF
Capture Device Epiphan AV.iO 4K


AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (3.2GHz) Summit Ridge
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G (3.5/3.7GHz) Raven Ridge
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (3.6GHz/3.9GHz) Raven Ridge
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (3.1/3.4GHz) Summit Ridge
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X (3.4/3.7GHz) Summit Ridge
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (3.2GHz) Summit Ridge
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.2GHz) Summit Ridge
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (3.0GHz) Summit Ridge
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X (3.4GHz) Summit Ridge
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz) Summit Ridge
AMD FX-8350 (4.0GHz) PileDriver

Intel Core i7-8700K (4.5GHz) Coffee Lake
Intel Core i7-7900X (3.3GHz) Skylake-X
Intel Core i7-7800X (3.5GHz) Skylake-X
Intel Core i5-7700K (4.2GHz) Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-6950X (3.0GHz) Broadwell-E
Intel Core 7-6900K (3.2GHz) Broadwell-E


Cinebench R15 CPU/OpenGL Score
x264 HD 4.0 1st and 2nd pass encoding
SiSoftware SANDRA CPU & Memory benchmarks
POV-RAY CPU benchmarks
TrueCrypt CPU benchmarks
AIDA64 CPU benchmarks & Memory
PCMark 8 Home Suite & Photoshop
3DMark FireStrike 3D Benchmark
Games Rise of the Tomb Raider & Total War: WARHAMMER


Temperature Analysis: CoreTemp
Stress Testing Software: AIDA64 Stability Test
CPU Specification Monitoring: CPU-Z
Performance Monitoring: MSI Afterburner

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